Columbus Thread VI (All City/Arena Questions, Ticket Exchange, Meetups, etc in here)

  1. Bobcat110

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    Yeah. A little strange. But pretty easy after you know how. The CBJ have more detailed instructions on their website:

    Columbus Blue Jackets Ticket Trade Program

     
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    Thanks for all the input! I picked up ADA seats in section 119. Now what is the best restaurant near the arena haha.
    If anybody is ever coming up to Buffalo for a game, feel free to hit me up for where to stay, sit, and go get wings (spoiler alert...Anchor Bar sucks and is a tourist trap!)
     
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    there will be a million food opinions but for convenience...I'd park in Lot A. Elevators are everywhere in there. then the aqua circles...those are Nada (mexican), Boston's (like chilis/applebees basically and will be jam packed starting at 430) and Ted's Montana Grill (Bison and very good overall food). All will be packed as of about 430 or 5. The good thing is from all of these, the entrance to the arena is the dots...only about 100 to 200 feet away. Also, see the number 125? That's rodizio grill (or something close to that - - one of those steak and pork shaved off a stick places).

    Basically I am giving you the easy place to park, eat, and enter the arena with very little walking from the garage to food (200 feet)...food to arena door (200 feet) and ticket scan to section 119 (about 150 feet - - 1/8 way around the arena from this entrance). There are several other good food spots but this is easy easy easy.
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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    What do you like to eat? What's the budget?
     
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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    Go here!! (yes my friends own the place)

    but go here!!
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Close to the old neighborhood and not far from the newer....
     
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    I haven't yet hit a Jackets game this season, but our usual ticket buy varies - thru friends, Ticketbast**ds, and occasionally from scalpers on game day which frankly have allowed us some excellent seats. With the new electronic ticket only approach, do the scalpers still exist outside the arena? And if so, how are the tix handled?
     
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  8. JacketsDavid

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    Anyone have any luck with the holiday sale for STH for tickets? I log in and no individual games shows up. I went thru ticketmast board and enter the code and get an error message.
     
  9. Hick Leafs Fan

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    Hey guys, not sure where to put this but figured this was the most appropriate thread. I was recently offered a free ticket to go to the leafs and cbj game on next Friday and haven't accepted yet because I do not know much about the city. How is the night life? we would be going out on Friday after the game which should be decent esp considering Columbus is a college town. Is Columbus in general a good party city? How expensive is the beers at the arena? What types of food are there around the arena and how expensive (I really like BBQ after going to Nashville in the summer, is there any good BBq places around the arena).

    I would just like to gain as much info on the city as possible considering the trip will still cost me 150-200 dollars with beer/food and terrible exchange rate.

    Thanks
     
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    I think you'd have a blast. The OSU/Michigan game is on Saturday, Nov. 24th in Columbus. OSU Campus should be hopping on Friday night and Saturday. Kind of an amazing atmosphere if you go before kickoff and experience the tailgating. I'm sure some OSU grad or current student can give tips on places to go or do, but this seems to cover some of the OSU bar scene: 5 best campus bars for the not-so-college students

    Beers inside Arena are about same as you would expect in any Arena. Around $13 for a 24oz of Labatts/Budweiser product or for a 16oz cup of Craft Beer.

    Not much BBQ around arena district, but lots of other food/beer/pub/brewery type options. The R Bar is where most out of town fans go for a nice local hockey bar. Here's a list of Arena District hotspots: Columbus Ohio Restaurants | Arena District

    For BBQ, one option would be to take the free "CBUS" circular. It just goes up and down High Street between the Short North (which is north of Arena District) down to German Village, which is South of Arena District. Lots of places in between. The BBQ would be "Smoked on High" which is in German Village, you'd take CBUS south as far as it goes and then you walk about another block south on high.

    Another option would be to go to Land Grant Brewing on Town Street. They have a Ray Ray's BBQ food truck onsite. It could be walked by taking CBUS down to Rich Street and walking West about 1/2 mile, but probably suggest Uber. The main Ray Ray's restaurant is on High Street north of OSU. Basically, you can find a lot of different restaurants, bars, etc. along High Street between German Village up to North of OSU campus. Another popular haunt by out of towners is Thurmans, known for their huge burgers. Some fun downtown spots include Pins Mechanical (Duck pin bowling/pinball/sports bar/craft beer/whiskey bar), 16-bit Barcade bar (free 80's video games with craft beers and cocktails), elevator brewing tap house, wolf's ridge brewery.

    CBUS (free downtown bus) ROUTE MAP: https://www.cota.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CBUS-hotel-map.pdf
    Smoked on High: Home
    Land Grant Brewery: The Land-Grant Brewing Company
    Ray Ray's BBQ: Hog Pit
    R Bar (arena district): [R Bar] R Bar | The Best Place to Watch Hockey in Columbus.
    Wolf's Ridge (go to the taproom in back if you go): Home
    Pins Mechanical: COLUMBUS
    16 Bit BArcade: COLUMBUS
    Thurmans Café: The Thurman Cafe | Tastiest Burgers in Columbus, Ohio
    Short North Nightlife: Bars & Nightlife | Short North, Columbus Ohio
     
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    Ray Ray’s Hog Pit is the best barbecue in Columbus. If you like spicy food, try the habanero sauce. Bobcat110 gave a good suggestion on trying Ray Ray’s at Land Grant. Buy 50/50 raffle tickets if you go to the game (and tell your friends to buy them if you don’t go) — part of the money raised that night will go to Central Ohio Girls Hockey.
     
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    Thanks a lot!!!! My buddy did say that the OSU and Michigan game is going on and we considered going until we saw the ticket prices but like you said the bar scene before and after should be off the charts.

    I will definitely keep all those restaurants in mind (obviously won't be able to go to all of them in 2 days).

    Again thanks for the info. :)
     
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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    Used to be, IMHO. Pecan Penny's opened up downtown on E. Main a few months ago and it's the best now.

    Pecan Penny's – Authentic Texas Bar-B-Q in Downtown Columbus

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    Hands down the best BBQ in Columbus.
     
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    Yes. You have to click on the link they give you, THEN log in to your account. I’ve been able to get some tickets through this offer. Once again, it’s not very user friendly. I do know that when I try to access the offer without clicking on the link in the email, I have no success. Send me a direct message if you need the link again.
     
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    Just a FYI on printed tickets (print at home). Ohio State announced yesterday they are doing away with them as well. About 300 people had fake tickets for OSU-MI last weekend, so that was their justification for doing it.
     
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    We normally don’t come in West side entrance by Tim Hortons/icehaus. But last night we watched a lady hop out of a car there (maybe an Uber or could have been a friend dropping her off) and a cop directing traffic into McConnell Garage whipped out his ticket book and was going to write her a ticket because there were signs “all the way up and down the street that say no stopping”. The lady kept walking away as they yelled at each other. I don’t know why he thought he could cite her, as she wasn’t the driver and thought it was sad they were that restrictive that a car can’t just let someone out there, but must be a security concern.
     
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    Give an inch and take a mile. If you start letting everyone stop there and just let people out, then everyone will do it and cause an absolute clusterf*ck there. And if the lady was arguing with a cop and yelling at him, F' her too. People clearly think they can get away with whatever they want with no consequences.
     
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    No offense intended but you sound like a cop! :laugh:
     
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    On a related note, how close can someone get to drop off a disabled person?
     
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    I’m not but I’ve clearly seen a lack of respect for laws get worse as I’ve gotten older. Even red lights seem to be optional any more with how many people I see run them.
     
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    Then you need to check your eyesight. Crime rates dropping every year since the 90's.
     
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    And what "crimes"are you talking about? I'm not talking about murder or theft and hard stuff like that. Even though I'm not talking about drug crimes they are clearly an issue too. You can tell me crimes are down all you want but the lack of respect for traffic laws and parking restrictions is ridiculous is clearly on the rise. No statistic will counteract it but police focus on the bigger crimes and everyone knows they can get away with running a red light or ignoring parking signs.
     
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    Any other season ticket holders who sell on Ticketexchange notice you can no longer list using decimal point (cents)? You can only use whole dollars.

    For example, if you wanted to sell your tickets for $45 (price shown to buyer), you used to be able to enter $40.50 (your payout after CBJ/TM took their 10% : $45 x 90% = $40.50). Now you can only enter $40 even.

    Or, if you want to sell for $41, you can now only enter $36 as your net payout instead of $36.9.

    Not a huge amount, but extra buck or so in their pockets on each pair of tickets. They must have just changed this in last couple of weeks because I haven’t had issue this season until today.
     
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    Looking for a Jones Team North America black jersey for my son for Christmas. I know its been a couple of years since the World Cup but he is asking for it for Christmas this year. I have looked all over the internet and the only ones that I can find are on what look like scam sites. I have seen a couple of blank ones but even then they are either wrong color or will not arrive before Christmas or wrong size. Just curious if anyone on here has any ideas or maybe even has one for sale (assuming its in near new condition).

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    Size M
    Black North America World Cup
    Seth Jones or maybe blank
     

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