Best Place to See the Blue Jackets Up Close

From the 09/22/2010 edition

Open practices

You probably won't get a real appreciation for the speed and finesse of pro hockey until you see it up close. Glass seats at Nationwide are a total thrill - but they'll set you back about $200.

Want a cheaper way to see the players in action? Attend one of the team's open practices. They're free, and you can hang out by the glass to find out just how fast those pucks are really going. Check the Jackets' website for the latest practice schedule.