FSOhio & Blue Jackets Give Fans All Access & Build Facebook Community


The Columbus Blue Jackets and FOX Sports Ohio last month launched the "Blue Jackets All-Access Pass" sweepstakes, which gave followers of their Facebook pages the chance to win great team experience prize packages.
  • The month-long sweepstakes garnered a 60% increase in Facebook fans for the network and has increased and improved Jacket fan interaction on the social site.

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Fans that "liked" both the Blue Jackets and FOX Sports Ohio on Facebook were automatically entered to win amazing prizes:
  • Winner and three guests received a VIP game experience. The prize included: four seats on the glass between the team benches in the Atlas Butler Ice Box; limousine to and from Nationwide Arena; pre-game dinner in the exclusive Time Warner Cable HD Lounge; post-game meeting with R.J. Umberger and four hats signed by the current Jackets forward and former Ohio State standout.
  • Winner and nine friends got to sit on the bench during pre-game warm-ups and then enjoyed the game from the club level. The prize also include a meet and greet with Jared Boll and 10 pucks autographed by the current Jackets right wing.
  • Winner and one guest enjoyed lunch with FOX Sports Ohio Jackets broadcasters Jeff Rimer and Bill Davidge, as well as Jackets Head Coach Scott Arniel. The winner also received a meet and greet with Rick Nash and two jerseys signed by the fan favorite right wing.
  • Winner and one guest won lunch with current Jackets Center Derick Brassard and Right Wing Derek Dorsett, along with two autographed jerseys.
The sweepstakes was promoted on FOX Sports Ohio, the network's Facebook and Twitter pages and the team's Facebook page and other social mediums, as well as picked up by various online news outlets: Columbus Sports Business Wire & Yardbarker.