Last night, Zach Werenski said it felt like there were way more than 2,000 fans in the building.
Now, there will be.
The State of Ohio officially signed a health order into effect yesterday that permits 25% capacity at indoor sporting events, which is great news for the Blue Jackets. Last night's game against Detroit was the first time that fans were at Nationwide Arena for a game since March 1st, 2020, and the 1,953 (10% capacity) fans in attendance made their presence known.
Today, the Blue Jackets announced that they will be increasing the capacity of Nationwide Arena to 25%, in accordance with Ohio's public health order. It'll begin with their next home game, which is March 9th against the Panthers.