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.
All entrances at Ohio Stadium are accessible for guests with disabilities. Please enter the gate nearest your ticketed section, with the following exceptions:
Assistive Listening Devices are available at no charge. Please place your request ahead of game/concert 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.
Once inside the stadium please utilize these directions to locate your seat.
South Stands (sections 31 – 39)
Once inside the stadium please utilize these directions to locate your seat.West Side of the stadium (odd numbered sections 1 – 29)
Elevators are located in the following areas of Ohio Stadium:
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:
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.
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/concert.
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/concert.
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.
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.
Animals, except trained service dogs or miniature horses, are not permitted into Ohio Stadium.
Service Dogs in Training are recognized by the Ohio Revised Code and are permitted into Ohio Stadium. Service dogs in training must have a liability insurance policy provided by the non-profit agency sponsoring the training and be under control. Typically, puppy rearing (under six months of age) focused on socialization and general obedience training is not considered Service Animal Training.
Emotional Support Animals may be permitted into Ohio State facilities as a reasonable accommodation. Requests must be reviewed by the University ADA Coordinator’s Office. Guests wishing to make a request for an Emotional Support Animal to an event should complete this Disability Needs Request Form at least two week prior to the event.
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.
If information below leaves you with questions about access or you wish to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Evan Derr at firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.”