Posted on January 19, 2023
Sports Business Journal
The Blue Jackets have announced the opening of their new Fan Zone in Nationwide Arena. The team has partnered with MVP Interactive to bring technology-forward, multi-generational experiences to the Fan Zone, including two first-ever NHL in-venue experiences. The Fan Zone features a simple QR code registration model that enables fans to participate in all the experiences and can return throughout the season for repeated use. The 4,000-square-foot space is located on the main concourse at section 118 and overlooks the OhioHealth Ice Haus, the club’s official practice facility. The Fan Zone features an eSports Lounge modeled after the Blue Jackets dressing room and uniquely designed areas that allow fans to take a shot on goal, block pucks like their favorite netminder or take a photo with their favorite player — virtually (Blue Jackets).