April 10, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The annual Ohio State spring football game, the LiFESports Spring Game presented by Nationwide, will take place Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. The event will feature two teams of Buckeyes getting after each other with no live kicking, the culmination of 15 spring practices that began March 7.
Tickets for the spring game are available online at go.osu.edu/SpringGameTix17. General admission prices are $5 plus there will be a limited number of $15 reserved club seats. Applicable service charges may apply.
Tickets can also be purchased in person at the OSU Athletics Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-GOBUCKS (select option 3). Group tickets — $4 for groups of 50 or more — are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 1-800-GOBUCKS (select Option 2). Fans requiring wheelchair accessible seating are encouraged to purchase accessible seats in advance.
There will be no charge for parking on Saturday. The parking lots in and around Ohio Stadium and the various athletics facilities will be free to park in and will open at 6 a.m. There is one exception: the West Stadium parking lot will be accessible via parking pass only.
BTN & WBNS 97.1 Coverage
The spring game will be televised by the Big Ten Network with Kevin Kugler, Glen Mason and Bobby Carpenter describing the action. It can also be heard on Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan with veteran Buckeye announcers Paul Keels and Jim Lachey on the call.
Lou Holtz & Phil Knight Guest Coaches
Urban Meyer has asked two of his close friends, and outstanding individuals in their respective fields, to serve as guest coaches during the spring game for the scarlet and gray teams: Hall of Fame coach Lou Holtz and NIKE Inc. Chairman Emeritus Phil Knight. Holtz, who coached at Ohio State during the 1968 national championship season, hired Meyer at Notre Dame in 1996 as receivers coach. Ohio State and Nike have been apparel partners for more than two decades and, in January 2016, agreed to an innovative, 15-year sponsorship through 2033 that will invest heavily in Ohio State’s student-athletes while also providing benefits for the broader student body.
Knight Was Here
The spring game will be Phil Knight’s second visit to Ohio Stadium in five months. Previously, he was at the Nov. 26 game between Ohio State and Michigan, and he spoke to the team following its thrilling, 30-27 double overtime victory.
East Side C Deck Unavailable
Parts of C deck will not be in use as work continues on a multi-year restoration project to preserve the 1922-circa coating and concrete on that level after previous work was done on A and B decks. About 20,000 seats will not be in use during the spring game because of this work.