Columbus Blue Jackets

October 15, 2015


The Columbus Blue Jackets promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets Fan Code of Conduct and the details of the Blue Jackets alcohol management plan that appear below ensure that fans have a safe and fun experience.

  • Delaware North Sportservice
  • Bud  Light
  • TEAM Coalition


Age to Check ID: 40
Max Alcohol Drinks: 2/person/possession
Maximum Cup Size: 24 oz beer; 9 oz wine; 1.5 oz liquor
Liquor Sold: Yes


Concession Stands: 10 minute mark in the 3rd Period
Hawkers: N/A
Clubs/Suites: Last call is given during 2nd Period intermission
Night Games: Same as Day Games


  •  Report to an Arena Representative.

Alcohol management training at Nationwide Arena is not currently conducted by TEAM Coalition.

Nationwide Arena and the Columbus Blue Jackets are proud to partner with Bud Light and Delaware North Companies – Sportservice to provide a designated driver program. .


Designated Driver Program Totals

Blue Jackets:     League:
2016-2017: 346     129,493
2015-2016: 335     114,836
2014-2015: 281     111,207

Guests are expected to act responsibly and be considerate of others. Guests engaging in improper conduct (including but not limited to profane or abusive language, intoxication, and fighting/ throwing objects) may be ejected without refund and are subject to arrest.

NHL Fan Code of Conduct

The National Hockey League and its Member Clubs are committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment and enjoyable entertainment experience. NHL fans have a right to expect an environment in which they will be treated in a consistent, professional and courteous manner by all venue, team and League personnel. The Players and Officials have the same rights. Accordingly, fans are responsible for their own conduct.

The following standards have been established with respect to fan conduct:

  • Fans are entitled to enjoy the hockey experience free from disruptive or inconsiderate behaviors or unruly actions
  • Fans may not interfere with the event and/or athletes in any manner
  • Fans shall refrain from using abusive language or obscene gestures
  • Fans may not engage in fighting, throwing objects or other behavior deemed detrimental to the experience of other guests and those who engage in any of these actions will immediately be ejected from the game
  • Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to venue staff
  • Fans who choose to consume alcohol must do so in a legal and responsible manner. Intervention with an intoxicated or impaired fan will be handled in a prompt and safe manner
  • Fans shall comply with requests from venue staff regarding venue operational and emergency procedures
  • Fans may not engage in unauthorized commercial activity while on venue property
  • Violation of the Fan Code of Conduct may result in ejection from the venue without a ticket refund

The NHL and its Member Clubs thank you for adhering to the provisions of the NHL Fan Code of Conduct.