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Tailgating

Possession and consumption of alcohol are subject to the laws and regulations of the State of Ohio and/or City of Columbus which state, among others: No person shall have in the person’s possession an opened container of beer or intoxicating liquor in any public place.

Law Enforcement Officers enforce all applicable laws.

Complete State of Ohio and The Ohio State University Alcohol Policies can be found by clicking on the appropriate links.

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. Any vehicles larger than the above will be asked to purchase an RV pass or park at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

No tents or fencing requiring staking may be set up without prior approval. It is recommended that expandable 10×10 “pop-up” tents be used when possible. Tents may be set up NO EARLIER than 5:00pm on the Thursday prior to a home football game (Saturday). Tents must be removed by NOON on the day after the home football (Sunday).

Guests who are interested in setting up tents or inflatables and grilling at their tailgate should adhere to the OSU Emergency Management and Fire Prevention Policies. No charcoal grilling is permitted on the Ohio State University campus with the exception of designated locations. Liquid propane grills are permitted on campus as long as the following safety protocols listed here: OSU Emergency Management and Fire Prevention Policies. Open burning, including but not limited to fire pits, fire rings, stoves, or chimneys, are not allowed on campus, nor within the City of Columbus.

No bills, signs, banners or tent frames may be attached to University furniture, trees, or light poles. Freestanding signs must be secure and safe, and be no larger than 4 by 4 feet. No signs causing ground penetration are permitted without prior approval.

No bills, signs, banners or tent frames may be attached to University furniture, trees, or light poles. Freestanding signs must be secure and safe, and be no larger than 4 by 4 feet. No signs causing ground penetration are permitted without prior approval.

New for 2018, Buckeye Park by Tailgate Club offers fans a simplified tailgating experience in Coffey Road Park, just West of Ohio Stadium.

Fans can customize a tailgate package to suit their unique gameday needs, including satellite TV packages, a parking pass in the Kottman Hall lot and access to catering partners to make pregame meals a breeze.

Buckeye Park by Tailgate Club offers complimentary bellman service to transport your tailgate essentials to your private Ohio State branded tent. They also provide communal tailgate games to keep your group entertained before the big game.