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 Ohio Stadium ADA Information

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Address/Telephone
The physical address and phone number for Ohio Stadium is 411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-6330.

Aisle Traffic/Section Entry
Guests are urged to arrive at their seats well in advance of kickoff. As a courtesy to other guests, please remain at your seat until the play has ended.

Alcohol Policy
Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted in Ohio Stadium. Guests identified with alcohol inside the stadium may be ejected and will have the alcohol confiscated. Possession and consumption of alcohol in the stadium parking areas are subject to the laws and regulations of the State of Ohio and/or City of Columbus. Police and Liquor Control Agents patrol these areas and enforce all applicable laws.

ATMs
ATMs are located throughout the stadium at the following locations: 4A and 5A.

Auto Assistance
As a service to Ohio Stadium guests, limited complimentary vehicle assistance may be available in any campus parking lot or garage. Service is available before, during and up to one hour after any event. Please contact Transportation and Parking at 614-292-5148 for assistance on game days.

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Baby Changing/Nursing Mothers
Most of the restrooms in Ohio Stadium are equipped with diaper-changing tables. For private accommodations, guests can use specific family restrooms located near sections 9A, 11A, 12A, 20A, 23A, 33A, 37A, 38A, 23C, 24C and 19D. Guests may also visit the First Aid Stations located at 16A, 17A, 11B, 12B, 23C, 24C and 32A.

Bags
Bags larger than 14″ x 14″ are prohibited in Ohio Stadium. Guests attempting to enter Ohio Stadium with a larger bag will be asked to return it to their vehicle. All bags are subject to search.

Banners, Posters, and Signs
Banners, posters and signs are not permitted in Ohio Stadium. You will be asked to return them to your vehicle or dispose of them upon entry.

Bicycle Parking
Bicycle parking areas are located on the west side of the RPAC (Recreation Center).

Booking Events in Ohio Stadium
The Huntington Club, University Suite and Recruit Room within Ohio Stadium offer ideal banquet facilities for groups of 20 to 220 guests to host your special event. These spaces are available any time except for game/event days, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays of a home football game weekend and holidays. For information, date availability and pricing, you can go on-line and view the Facility Rental Guidelines webpage or email rothb@buckeyes.ath.ohio-state.edu.

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Cameras
Cameras are permitted in Ohio Stadium. However, cameras with detachable lenses are not allowed. At no time may photography interfere with other guests.

Comments/Concerns
If you would like to recognize outstanding service or you have a complaint, please contact the Department of Athletics Event Management Team by email at fanservices@buckeyes.ath.ohio-state.edu or fill out a comment card obtained at a Guest Service Booth. You may also fill out a guest incident report by visiting a Guest Services Booth at Gate 13 or Gate 14 or you can find this incident report form online.

Concessions
There are 194 concession stands located throughout Ohio Stadium. Guests who would like water may request a courtesy cup from any permanent concession stand.

Credit Cards/Buck ID
For your convenience, all major credit cards are accepted at all permanent concessions and merchandise stands. The following permanent concession stands in the following locations accept Buck ID: 4A, 3A, 9A, 13A, 15A and all Stands in C Deck.

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Directions
On game day select streets on and around campus become one way. Upon completion of the game, the patterns will be reversed. Traffic control officers will direct you. These directions will guide you to the campus area. Guests with parking passes should then follow the directions on their parking passes.

1. From the north: Take I-71 south to I-270 west. Take I-270 west to SR 315 south. Guests without parking passes can exit North Broadway, Ackerman Road, Lane Avenue or Kinnear Road and then follow the directions of the traffic control officers to the nearest day of game parking lot.
2. From the south: Once inside the Columbus outerbelt, continue on I-71 north and follow to SR 315 north. Guests without parking passes can exit Lane Avenue, Ackerman Road, or North Broadway and then follow the directions of the traffic control officers to the nearest day of game parking lot.
3. From the east: Once inside the Columbus outerbelt, take I-70 east and follow to SR 315 north. Exit at Lane Avenue. Guests without parking passes can exit Lane Avenue, Ackerman Road, or North Broadway and then follow the directions of the traffic control officers to the nearest day of game parking lot.
4. From the west: Once inside the Columbus outerbelt, take I-70 east to I-670 east. Take I-670 east to SR 315 north. Guests without parking passes can exit Lane Avenue, Ackerman Road, or North Broadway and then follow the directions of the traffic control officers to the nearest day of game parking lot.
5. NOTE: Please visit tp.ohio-state.edu for additional details, information, and parking maps.

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

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

Emergency Contact
To contact someone during a game in the event of an emergency, please call 614-292-1996. Event Staff will be on hand to assist you. If the situation can be addressed, the event staff will attempt to deliver a message to their seat location. Paging by using the public address system within the Stadium is reserved only for extreme emergencies.

Emergencies and Evacuation Procedures
In the event of a serious emergency, all Event Staff, Redcoats, Ushers, Law Enforcement and Fire personnel are available to assist guests, including those with disabilities. Information will also be provided over the public address system and on stadium televisions and scoreboards.

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First Aid Stations
First aid stations are located throughout Ohio Stadium at 16A, 17A, 11B, 12B, 23C and 24C. These stations are staffed two hours prior to kickoff and will remain open for 20 minutes after the game.

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Guest Services Booths
The Guest Services booths are located near Gate 13 and Gate 14. The friendly and knowledgeable staff members are available to assist our guests with potential questions, comments or concerns. Open for business from gate opening until the crowd clears, our Guest Service Booth staff members are in place to help ensure our guests receive outstanding customer service at Ohio Stadium.

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Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located in the north rotunda and remains open for 30 minutes after the game. Any unclaimed items will be moved to the Ohio Stadium Facility Operations Office at (614) 292-6330.

Lost Persons
Any report of a lost person will be acted on immediately by event personnel to locate and return the person to his or her parent(s), guardian(s) or companion(s). Guests should contact any Law Enforcement Officer, Redcoat, Usher or Event Staff for prompt initiation of lost person search procedures. If a parent, guardian or companion is not located, the lost person will be taken to the Police Room located on the A concourse near the elevators near Section 17 for further efforts in locating the parent(s), guardian(s) or companion(s).

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Medical Emergency
If assistance is needed in the stands, please contact the nearest Red Coat, Usher, Concession Worker, Law Enforcement Officer, Columbus Fire Department Paramedic or go to the nearest First Aid Room.

Medical Gates
Guests that provide a doctor’s note demonstrating a specific need for medication or chair back seats may enter the Stadium at Gates 9, 14 and 23 ONLY.

Merchandise
Authentic Buckeye merchandise may be purchased throughout the Stadium. The Official Team Shops are located at Section 11A and 12A. For additional merchandise, please visit ohiostatebuckeyes.com.

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National Anthem
The Ohio State University Marching Band plays the National Anthem as part of their popular pre-game show, which includes their famous ramp entrance. As a sign of respect and tradition, men should remove their hat and place it over their heart during the playing of the National Anthem.

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Pets/Service Animals
Animals, except for trained K-9 dogs or service animals assisting disabled visitors are not permitted in Ohio Stadium.

Playing Field
Guests may not enter the playing field at any time. VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO ARREST AND MAY BE PROSECUTED.

Prohibited Items
The following items are not permitted in Ohio Stadium:
Alcohol, Baby Strollers, Bags (larger than 14” x 14”), Balls, Banners, Beverages, Bottles, Cameras with detachable lenses, Chair back seats, Containers, Weapons, Drugs, Fireworks, Flags, Food, Frisbees, Ice chests, Irritants, Knives, Noisemakers, Picnic baskets, Televisions or Radios without headsets, Signs, Thermoses and Video Recorders.

Prohibited Behavior
Examples of prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to: throwing objects of any kind; demonstrating unruly behavior; attempting to enter the field of play; engaging in behavior that endangers the safety of student athletes, coaches, officials or other guests; attempting to climb the goal posts; removing Ohio Stadium turf; and/or taunting public safety officials. Consequences for guests exhibiting prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to: loss of ticket buying privileges, ejection from the Stadium, and/or arrest.

Public Announcements
Special announcements on the public address system are limited to medical and police emergencies.

Public Phones
Public pay phones are located near sections 6A, 15A, 22A and 12B.

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Radio Broadcasts
The flagship station for Ohio State football games is WBNS Radio 97.1 FM The Fan.

Radios and Televisions
Handheld radios and televisions are permitted as long as you listen with an earpiece or headphone.

Re-Entry
Guests will not be permitted to re-enter Ohio Stadium once they leave.

Restrooms
Men’s and Women’s restrooms are located throughout Ohio Stadium. ADA 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. Family restrooms are located near sections 9A, 11A, 12A, 20A, 23A, 33A, 37A, 38A, 23C, 24C, 19D.

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Seatback Chairs
Seatback Chairs are available on a season basis. To order a seatback chair, please contact 866-910-9290 or buckeyecushions.com. Seat cushions are allowed to be brought into the stadium. Guests that provide a doctor’s note demonstrating a specific need for their own chair back seat may enter the Stadium at Gates 9, 14 and 23 ONLY.

Security Checks
All bags, containers or persons are subject to search. Cooperation with game management and security personnel will help maintain Ohio Stadium as a safe and secure environment for all guests.

Scoreboard Messaging
Ohio Stadium does not display birthday, anniversary or other personal messages on the scoreboard.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is prohibited in all areas within the gates of the Stadium.

Solicitation/Literature
Fans should be aware that setting up a promotional space and/or distributing banners, booklets, business cards, circulars, commercial advertising, flyers, folders, handbills, leaflets, notices, pamphlets, posters, stickers, or any other written, printed and/or painted materials in or around Ohio Stadium and campus without the permission of The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is prohibited.

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Tailgating
Possession and consumption of alcohol in the Stadium parking areas are subject to the laws and regulations of the State of Ohio and/or City of Columbus. Police and Liquor Control agents patrol these areas and enforce all applicable laws.

Companies are prohibited from issuing free or sample products without the approval of The Ohio State University. Those who wish to organize and provide such sites or services should contact the Athletics Marketing Department at 614-292-3672 for permission.

Guests without football parking permits who are interested in setting up a tailgate should plan to set up those tailgates in any Day-of-Game Parking Lot. Day-of-game parking spaces are available at 6am on the day of the game on a first-come, first-served basis. Season permit parking spaces and RV parking spaces are reserved for those who have purchased a parking permit. Information about obtaining a parking permit can be found by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-BUCKS.

Tailgating activities that take up vacant parking spaces or interfere with traffic flow within a parking lot are prohibited. Parking permit holders are responsible for the functions they host in their parking spaces.

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Umbrellas
Guests may carry umbrellas into Ohio Stadium for use before and after the game, but umbrellas are NOT permitted to be opened in the seating areas of Ohio Stadium.

Ushers/ Redcoats
Guests should contact the nearest Usher or Redcoat for assistance in seating locations, medical emergencies, or for anything else that might make the visit more enjoyable.

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Water Fountains
Water fountains are located near sections 17A, 18A, 18C, 19C and on D Deck. Guests who would like water may request a courtesy cup from any concession stand.