Flags fly in the tailgate lots outside Ohio Stadium prior to the game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio Stadium Traffic & Parking

General Parking Information

Click here for the 2022 Football Parking Map 

All other on-campus lots and garages that are not designated as a Season Permit areas will be sold on a Day of Game basis only. Day of Game Proximity Lots are $30 and Non-Proximity Day of Game Lots are sold for $25.  All Day of Game spaces are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturdays – there are no pre-sales of Day of Game lots. All parking sales are cashless – credit & Debit cards, along with smartphone payments, will be accepted. All Day of Game Lots & Garages open at 5:00am each football Saturday.  

Annual CampusParc Permit Holders (A, B, C, etc.) may park in any Day of Game surface lot or garage at no charge by presenting a valid access keycard or QR code.

Disability Parking will be located in the lots north of St. John Arena along Lane Avenue and in the adjacent Lane Avenue Garage. All Day of Game Lots, including the disability lot, open at 5:00am on gameday. Vehicles should approach the area on Lane Avenue from the North or from the South and drive toward St. John Arena. A current state issued disability placard (from any state), along with the registration, and the person who owns the placard must be in the vehicle to enter the disability parking lot/garage. Officers may validate ownership of the placard at any time and conduct enforcement action against those using an invalid disability placard.  

A wheelchair accessible shuttle will transport guests from the disability parking lots 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. 

Click here to view the Disability Parking map which displays the route to take to Ohio Stadium, along with the Disability Shuttle route.  

A wheelchair accessible shuttle will transport guests in need (and their companions) from the disability parking lots to Ohio Stadium. The shuttle will pickup guests inside the Disability Lot, adjacent to the ROTC building, and drop-off guests on 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 ends. 

Click here for the 2022 Football Parking Map 

RV Parking is available in the Gray Lots & Buckeye Lots near the Schottenstein Center. An RV Permit must be purchased in order to park in the RV Lots. Generally, RV Parking is only sold on a Season Permit basis. There may be some single game RV parking permits available. Click here to view any currently available single game RV parking options 

All RVs, your tailgate equipment, and any other vehicle (towing vehicle or towed vehicle) must fit within the assigned space of 40’x60’. 

RVs must exit the parking facilities no later than 10:00am on the Sunday following a game day.  

A complimentary bike valet is located on Woody Hayes Drive, just east of the Woody Hayes Bridge. This bike valet is adjacent to the Olentangy River Trail.  Bicyclists are provided with a “claim check” and can retrieve their bicycles after the game.

Additional bike corrals (unstaffed) are available at the RPAC building south of Ohio Stadium. 

The free football shuttle will provide service between the Carmack 1 parking lot and Coffey Road Park, from six hours before kickoff until one hour after the game.

Fans have access to COTA’s fixed-route bus service on game day. Lines 1, 2, 8, 22, 31, and 102 all serve the Ohio State campus with most providing service every 15-30mins or better. Visit COTA.com or download the Transit App to plan your trip today! 

Inbound and Outbound Traffic Maps

Click here to download the inbound traffic map.

*Inbound and Outbound traffic patterns are subject to change at any time. Traffic control officers will adjust road patterns, street closures, lane closures, etc. at any time to maximize the flow of vehicles in and around the campus area.


Click here to download the outbound traffic map.

*Inbound and Outbound traffic patterns are subject to change at any time. Traffic control officers will adjust road patterns, street closures, lane closures, etc. at any time to maximize the flow of vehicles in and around the campus area.

Season Permit Parking

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A number of parking lots and garages surrounding Ohio Stadium are sold on a ‘Season Permit’ basis only. In order to be eligible to purchase Season Permit parking, you must be a member of the Buckeye Club. These Season Permit Lot locations are divided into three tiers of parking (Premiere, Proximity, and Non-Proximity). Priority for selection of parking lots is determined by your Athletics giving level and then priority points within each level. Click here for information on Season Permit Parking 

Season Permit Turn-By-Turn

Are you a Season Parking Permit Holder? All season parking permits will be issued digitally, alongside your game tickets to your Ohio State Buckeyes account! Traffic patterns have changed slightly and it will be important that you follow the exact turn by turn directions to access your Season Permit Parking Lot.  

Your parking permit may show a “Row / Seat” number on them, but don’t worry, this is just for inventory purposes. With the exception of RV parking, spaces are filled on a first come, first serve. 

When you approach the traffic control officers close to campus, you will need to have a passenger display your parking permit so the officers can view it and direct you through the intersections. The background color of your permit will tell the traffic control officers whether you get to go straight, turn left, or turn right – this will guide you to the right part of campus! 

To access the EAST STADIUM LOT:  Take High Street to Woodruff Avenue.  Turn left onto Tuttle Park Place. Turn right into the parking lot. 

To access the EAST TUTTLE LOT: Take High Street to Woodruff Avenue.  Turn left onto Tuttle Park Pl. 

To access the FAWCETT CENTER LOT:  take Ackerman or North Broadway to Olentangy River Road and travel southbound.  Turn left at the traffic light onto Argyll St. which is between the Chemical Abstracts entrance and the Fawcett Center. 

To access the NEIL AVENUE GARAGE:  take Neil Avenue from the South only, turn left onto Neil Road just past Mirror Lake, follow the direction of traffic control around the loop and enter the garage. 

To access the NORTH RIVERBANK LOT: From Kinnear Road or King Avenue, take Olentangy River Road and go northbound only.  Turn right into the lot, just before the intersection at Lane Ave. There is no southbound Olentangy River Rd access. 

To access the NORTHWEST GARAGE: Take High Street to Woodruff Avenue.  Turn left onto Tuttle Park Pl. Turn left into the parking garage. 

To access the RV LOT (SEASON):  take Ackerman Road or Lane Avenue to Fred Taylor Drive. 

To access the SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER LOT: Take Ackerman Road to Olentangy River Routh (travelling southbound) and turn right onto Borror Drive, just before you get to Lane Avenue.  You may also access the lot from Ackerman Road, turning onto Fred Taylor Drive, and then turning onto Borror Drive. 

To access the SISSON LOT:  take Lane Avenue and turn onto Fyffe Road near The Schott, turn left on Woody Hayes Drive, then turn right onto Coffey Road. 

To access the SOUTH FIELD HOUSE LOT: Take Lane Avenue to Fyffe Road near The Schott.  Turn left on Woody Hayes Drive and turn left into the lot.  You may also access the lot from King Ave, turning onto Cannon Drive and then going straight into the lot at the intersection of Woody Hayes Drive and Cannon. 

To access the SOUTH LINCOLN LOT: take King Avenue to Cannon Drive, turning right into the lot. 

To access the SOUTH RIVERBANK LOT:  From Kinnear Road or King Avenue, take Olentangy River Road and go northbound only.  Turn right into the lot, just before the Woody Hayes bridge.  There is no southbound Olentangy River Rd access. 

To access the TUTTLE GARAGE: Take High Street to Woodruff Avenue.  Turn left onto Tuttle Park Pl. Turn left into the parking garage. 

To access the WEST STADIUM LOTS:  Take Lane Avenue to Fyffe Road near The Schott.  Turn left on Woody Hayes Drive, turn right onto Cannon Drive, follow traffic & parking attendants towards available lot.  You may also access the lots from King Ave to Cannon Drive, passing past the towers toward the West Stadium Lot. 

To access the WEST LANE GARAGE: Take Lane Avenue toward Tuttle Park Place, turn at the Cohen Drive near the Panera Bread.