Feb 10, 2018; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes Brutus Buckeye before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Value City Arena. Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports.

MEN'S BASKETBALL FAQs

Will call is a location where one may pick up tickets purchased without sufficient time to mail or if an individual prefers to pick up their order. Will call orders may be picked up at the Jerome Schottenstein Center prior to the day of the event or starting 1 to 1.5 hours prior to the start of the event.

In order to pick up your will call tickets, you will be required to present:

  • Your valid state or government issued photo ID, driver’s license or passport. A valid ID must be duly issued by a government agency and include a photo and a signature.
  • The credit card you used to purchase the tickets if necessary.

The Ohio State Ticket Office will not release tickets if the name on the ID and credit card does not match the name used to purchase the tickets, or if the photo on the ID does not appear to be the photo of the person retrieving the tickets. The original ticket holder may designate another individual to pick up their tickets by contacting us in writing prior to event day. Requests must be approved by the Ohio State Ticket Office.

Will call located in the southeast corner of the Schottenstein Center and is open M-F 8am-5pm and starting 90 minutes before tip-off on home game days:

  • Regular public ticket orders
  • Faculty/Staff ticket orders

Will call located in the northwest corner (auxillary gym hallway) of the Schottenstein Center 90 minutes prior to tip-off remaining open until halftime:

  • Ohio State players’ and coaches’ guests

The OSU Ticket Office will be open 90 minutes before game time for will-call and ticket sales. The doors to the main concourse will open 90 minutes before tip-off.

Public parking can be found at the Buckeye Lots at the corner of Ackerman Road and Fred Taylor Drive. Cost is $10.00 per vehicle. The Quick Schott Shuttle service begins 90 minutes prior to game time and continues up to 1 hour after the game is over. View a Men’s Basketball Parking Map.

In the 100 (entry) level, permanent seating begins in row L on the sides and row M on the ends/corners. Seats in the lower rows are temporary padded folding chairs. A Men’s Basketball seating chat can be found by clicking HERE.

When seated in a section, seat 1 is always on the right.

The home bench is located in front of section 104-105 and the visiting bench is in front of 106-107.

Season ticket holders and single game purchasers should request accessible seating by indicating your specific seating needs when submitting your ticket application online. Be sure to indicate whether you need seats that do not require climbing many steps or if you require wheelchair accessible seating. If you are in possession of tickets that are not accessible, please bring them to the Guest Services at the Schottenstein Center starting 90 minutes prior to tip-off on game day. Guest Services is located outside of section 122 on the main concourse at the Schottenstein Center. All seating is limited; accessible seating is made available on a first come first serve basis and we cannot guarantee accessible seating will be available for individuals needing to exchange tickets on game day.

Wheelchair accessible rows are as follows:
100 level (entry level)-Row S in sections 101, 105-106, 111, 117-121, 124-131, & 134
300 level (terrace level) — Row B in 304, 307, 314, 321, 324, & 331
Note: There are no wheelchair accessible seats in the 200 (Huntington Club) level of the arena.

Season ticket holders can fill out a Disability Needs form for accessible seating. The deadline to submit the Disability Needs Form is August 11, 2017. The form can be found by clicking HERE.

All student tickets will be loaded on to BuckIDs. Students will need to bring their BuckID to the Southwest Rotunda the day of each game. After having the BuckID scanned, a hard ticket will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis for seating in the student sections. Students wanting to sit together must arrive at the game together.

Ohio State University adheres to the Big Ten Conference policy of requiring that all guests, regardless of age, must present a valid ticket for entrance into football, men’s basketball, and men’s ice hockey games.

Fans wishing to bring small children (under the age of 2) to any of these events may purchase a lap ticket at a discounted rate for their infant. This ticket will allow the infant to enter the venue but that child must sit on their parent/guardian’s lap. If a seat must be occupied by the child and/or a carrier, then a regular ticket must be purchased.

  • Lap tickets are only available on game/event day and can be purchased at the ticket office at the venue in which the event is being held
  • Only children UNDER age 2 are eligible for the lap ticket discount
  • This lap ticket policy only applies to home contests in football, men’s basketball, and men’s ice hockey

Ticket Table Pricing

GameVenuePurchase LocationPrice
FootballOhio StadiumGate 5 (NW Corner)$10/ticket
Men's BasketballValue City ArenaNW or SE ticket office$5/ticket
Men's Ice HockeyValue City ArenaNW or SE ticket office$2/ticket

Ohio State Department of Athletics cannot guarantee that any tickets purchased from a third party source are valid or that they will allow you entry into the stadium/arena. Tickets should always be purchased from an authorized ticket agent. The Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office, Ticketmaster, and the Ohio State Buckeyes Ticket Exchange are the only authorized sources for tickets to Ohio State events. Fans purchasing tickets from unauthorized sources (including StubHub, Vivid Seats, Craigslist, EBay, and ticket brokers) assume the risk that tickets purchased could be counterfeit or that the barcodes have been otherwise invalidated. Guests with invalid tickets will be denied entry to the venue and will have no recourse for reimbursement or other compensation.

Only Ticketmaster mobile-compatible tickets (generated by Ticketmaster and shown on a mobile device as a QR code, not a standard barcode) will be allowed to enter the venue via mobile device. All traditional print-at-home or PDF tickets MUST be printed and presented on paper for entry. As a service to our patrons, tickets purchased via unauthorized sources such as StubHub, Vivid Seats, eBay, Craigslist, ticket brokers, or other agents not authorized by Ohio State may be reprinted by the Ohio State Ticket Office in conjunction with a non-refundable $10-$20 per ticket fee. PLEASE NOTE: The ticket office is not responsible for validating tickets that were not purchased through an authorized source, and reprinting the ticket does not guarantee the validity of the ticket or entry into the venue. PROTECT YOURSELF- Only purchase tickets from authorized sources.

Athletic tickets usually go on sale a few weeks prior to the first game of the season based on availability. Certain games, however, may be sold out through season ticket holder sales. Those who are interested may continue to check our website or www.ticketmaster.com closer to game day for any possible public ticket releases.

Unfortunately, all tickets purchased through the OSU Ticket Office are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for a future game.