ADA Information

Ohio Stadium

Ohio Stadium provides accommodations for those with disabilities, including elevators, accessible seating, and accessible restrooms that will allow for an enjoyable game day experience. Accessible seating is located on all levels of Ohio Stadium in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Accessible Entrances 

All entrances at Ohio Stadium are accessible for guests with disabilities. Please enter the gate nearest your ticketed section, with the following exceptions:

  • If you are seated in sections 1A, 3A, 3AA, 5A, or 5AA please enter through gate 7.
  • If you are seated in sections 2A, 4A, 4AA, 6A, or 6AA please enter through gate 8.

Assistive Listening Devices/Hearing Impaired

Assistive Listening Devices are available at no charge. Please place your request ahead of gameday by filling out a Disability Needs Form. An assistive listening device will be left for you at a designated Guest Services location in the stadium. A driver’s license, credit card or some other acceptable form of picture identification is required as a deposit.

Directions for Guests who have Tickets

Once inside the stadium please utilize these directions to locate your seat.

  • AA-Deck: All AA-deck seat locations are accessible by entering the section where your seat is located.
  • Club Levels: Please use the elevators located between gates 19 and 23.
  • D-Deck: Please use the elevators located between gates 19 and 23. Guests with disabilities will need a green D-Deck sticker on their ticket to access D Deck on these elevators between gates 19 and 23. Guests can obtain a green D Deck sticker by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office in advance at 1-800-GO-BUCKS (1-800-462-8257) or on game day by visiting the Ticketing Services window at the Ohio Stadium Ticket Office at Gate 5.

South Stands (sections 31 – 39)

  • AA-Deck: All AA-deck seat locations are accessible by entering the section where your seat is located.
  • A-Deck and B-Deck: Please use the elevators underneath the south stands between gates 37 and 38.

Directions for Guests who do not have Tickets

Once inside the stadium please utilize these directions to locate your seat.West Side of the stadium (odd numbered sections 1 – 29)

  • A-Deck and AA-Deck: All A-deck and AA-deck seat locations are accessible by entering the section where your seat is located.
  • B-Deck, C-Deck: Please use the elevators located near gate 7.
  • Club Levels: Please use the elevators located between gates 19 and 23.
  • D-Deck: Please use the elevators located between gates 19 and 23. Guests with disabilities will need a green D-Deck sticker on their ticket to access D Deck on these elevators between gates 19 and 23. Guests can obtain a green D Deck sticker by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office in advance at 1-800-GO-BUCKS (1-800-462-8257) or on game day by visiting the Ticketing Services window at the Ohio Stadium Ticket Office at Gate 5.
  • Guests with disabilities may also use the elevator at gate 7 to C-Deck and then walk up the stairs to D-Deck.
  • East Side of the stadium (even numbered sections 2 – 30)
  • A-Deck and AA-Deck: All A-deck and AA-deck seat locations are accessible by entering the section where your seat is located.
  • B-Deck and C-Deck: Please use the elevators located near gate 10.South Stands (sections 31 – 39)
  • AA-Deck: All AA-deck seat locations are accessible by entering the section where your seat is located.
  • A-Deck and B-Deck: Please use the elevators underneath the south stands between gates 37.

Elevators & Medical Needs

Elevators
Elevators are located in the following areas of Ohio Stadium:

  • Four elevators are located on the west side of the stadium between gates 17-23 which provide access to the Club Levels, and to disability seating on D deck.
  • One elevator is located in the south stadium near gate 39 and only provides access to seats in south stadium.
  • Two elevators are located near section 7 that access B and C decks.
  • Two elevators are located near section 10 that access B and C decks.

Medical Needs
Guests entering with medical or child care needs must enter through the Band Center doors (between Gate 10 & 12) or at the Press Entrance (between the Huntington Club and Gate 23) to have their bag inspected.

One 14x14x4 bag per person will be permitted for:

  • Dietary or medical needs (medications, single serving snack for medical needs, etc.)
  • Child care needs (diapers, formula, baby food, baby bottle, etc.)

Mobility Devices

Mobility devices, including but not limited to canes, crutches, walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, scooters, etc. are permitted into Ohio Stadium. Guests may enter through any gate with a mobility device. Storage of larger devices in the seating stands may difficult (unless you have wheelchair accessible seats). Please contact us with any questions you may have about mobility devices.

Parking

2018 Ohio State Football Gameday ADA Parking Map

Disability Parking will be located in the lots north of St. John Arena and in the Lane Avenue Garage. These areas will both be accessible, while space is available, from Lane Ave. A current state issued disability placard (from any state), along with registration, and the person who owns the placard must be in the vehicle to enter the parking area. (Officers may validate ownership of the placard at any time.) A shuttle will transport guests from the parking lots north of St. John Arena to the east side of Ohio Stadium near Gate 22. This shuttle will operate from six hours prior to kickoff until one hour after the game.

A shuttle service is available to transport guests from the parking lots north of St. John Arena to the east side of Ohio Stadium near Gate 22. This shuttle will operate from six hours prior to kickoff until one hour after the game.

Guests parked in the Disability Lots are permitted to setup tailgates. Trailers, storage units, and tailgating activities may not take up vacant parking spaces, vehicle unloading spaces, crosswalks, or interfere with traffic flow within a parking lot. Drive lanes in parking lots must be maintained at all times. Parking permit holders are responsible for the functions they host in their parking spaces. Vehicle and tailgate must fit within the 8.5′ x 15′ space provided.

Restrooms & Service Animals

Restrooms
Accessible restrooms are located near sections 8A, 9A, 10A, 11A, 17A, 18A, 19A, 28A, 33A, 34A, 37A, 38A, 3B, 12B, 28B, 7C, 10C, 11C, 13C, 14C, 15C, 19C, 20C, 23C, 28C, 29C, 17D, 19D, 25D.

Service Animals 
Trained guide dogs or service animals assisting guests with disabilities are permitted inside the Stadium.

Ticket Exchange

  • Guests requiring disability seating should contact the ticket office at least two weeks in advance.
  • Guests are able to exchange their tickets for tickets that meet theirs and their guest’s disability related needs.
  • Given the excitement and crowds on game day, guests are encouraged to make the exchange in advance of the game if possible. Advanced exchanges are made at the Athletics Ticket Office located at the Schottenstein Center.
  • If guests cannot make the physical exchange in person in advance, then on game day guests can enter the stadium with their two tickets and then go to the ticket office in Ohio Stadium located at Gate 5 to make the ticket exchange.
  • Guests should call 614-292-2624 for further details about the exchange process.

Wheelchairs

Guests needing wheelchair assistance while in Ohio Stadium should ask the nearest redcoat or usher for assistance. Ushers will be available to transport fans from the shuttle drop off and the entrance gate to their seats.

Accommodation Requests

If information below leaves you with questions about access or you wish to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Evan Derr at derr.51@osu.edu; 614-292-2661 or contact the University ADA Coordinator at ADA-OSU@osu.edu; 614-292-6207 (v) or 614-688-8605 (tty) or click on the Disability Needs Form link here to request an accommodation. Early requests are encouraged. Depending on your particular needs, two weeks’ notice will generally allow us to accommodate your request.”