Blue Jackets to allow fans in Nationwide Arena at 10 percent capacity

Blue Jackets to allow fans in Nationwide Arena at 10 percent capacity
Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) celebrates with teammates after defeating the New Jersey Devils 4-1 in an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Newark, N.J. The Blue Jackets clinched a playoff spot with the win. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Blue Jackets will allow fans into the Nationwide Arena at 10 percent capacity.

The Ohio Department of Health approved 1,953 fans to attend home games beginning March 2.

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Current season ticket holders will receive priority access to single game tickets, the team stated on its website.

“The Blue Jackets would like to thank Governor DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health and Columbus Public Health for working with us over the past several weeks on a plan to allow our fans to return to Nationwide Arena,” said Mike Priest, club President.