COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State football team will hold an open practice in Ohio Stadium on Monday evening, August 24. Admission is free to the public.

Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. for admission to the stadium, with the 2009 Buckeyes expected to arrive at 7:15 for their preseason practice under the lights beginning at approximately 7:30 p.m. There will not be an autograph session prior to practice.

Admission is free to the public. For the most convenient free parking, fans should park in the lots adjacent to St. John Arena and the Schottenstein Center.

Also that evening, the new William Oxley Thompson Library on the Oval will be open to the public, and tours will be available from 5-6 p.m. Coach Jim Tressel will be signing copies of his bestselling book “The Winners Manual” from 6-7 p.m. that evening.

Fans can also stop into St. John Arena to catch some action from the women’s volleyball team as it holds its intrasquad scrimmage from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free.