Feb 10, 2018; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes Brutus Buckeye before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Value City Arena. Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports.

Men's Basketball FAQs

Ohio State will employ mobile-only ticketing beginning with the 2020 season, enabling contactless entry into the athletics venues. Offering greater convenience and safety, fans can access their ticket online, transfer to family and friends, utilize Buckeyes TicketExchange, or donate tickets to charity. Options for fans without smart phones will be announced at a later date.

For more information on how to manage your mobile tickets, please click here.

Ohio State University adheres to the Big Ten Conference policy of requiring that all guests, regardless of age, must present a valid ticket for entrance into football, men’s basketball, and men’s ice hockey games.

Fans wishing to bring small children (under the age of 2) to any of these events may purchase a lap ticket at a discounted rate for their infant. This ticket will allow the infant to enter the venue but that child must sit on their parent/guardian’s lap. If a seat must be occupied by the child and/or a carrier, then a regular ticket must be purchased.

  • Lap tickets are only available on game/event day and can be purchased at the ticket office at the venue in which the event is being held
  • Only children UNDER age 2 are eligible for the lap ticket discount
  • This lap ticket policy only applies to home contests in football, men’s basketball, and men’s ice hockey

The Ticket Office will be open 90 minutes before game time for will call and ticket sales. The doors to the main concourse will open 90 minutes before tip-off.

Public parking can be found at the Buckeye Lots at the corner of Ackerman Road and Fred Taylor Drive. Cost is $10.00 per vehicle. The Quick Schott Shuttle service begins 90 minutes prior to game time and continues up to 1 hour after the game is over. Click here to view a Men’s Basketball Parking Map.

In the 100 (entry) level, permanent seating begins in row L on the sides and row M on the ends/corners. Seats in the lower rows are temporary padded folding chairs. Please click here for a Men’s Basketball Seating Map.

When seated in a section, seat 1 is always on the right.

The home bench is located in front of section 104-105 and the visiting bench is in front of 106-107.

All tickets purchased through the Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Ohio State Department of Athletics cannot guarantee that any tickets purchased from a third party source are valid or that they will allow you entry into the stadium/arena. Tickets should always be purchased from an authorized ticket agent. The Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office, Ticketmaster, and the Ohio State Buckeyes Ticket Exchange are the only authorized sources for tickets to Ohio State events. Fans purchasing tickets from unauthorized sources (including StubHub, Vivid Seats, Craigslist, EBay, and ticket brokers) assume the risk that tickets purchased could be counterfeit or that the barcodes have been otherwise invalidated. Guests with invalid tickets will be denied entry to the venue and will have no recourse for reimbursement or other compensation.

All student tickets will be loaded on to BuckIDs. Students will need to bring their BuckID to the Southwest Rotunda the day of each game. After having the BuckID scanned, a hard ticket will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis for seating in the student sections. Students wanting to sit together must arrive at the game together.

Season ticket holders and single game purchasers should request accessible seating by indicating your specific seating needs when submitting your ticket application online. Be sure to indicate whether you need seats that do not require climbing many steps or if you require wheelchair accessible seating. If you are in possession of tickets that are not accessible, please bring them to the Guest Services at the Schottenstein Center starting 90 minutes prior to tip-off on game day. Guest Services is located outside of section 122 on the main concourse at the Schottenstein Center. All seating is limited; accessible seating is made available on a first come first serve basis and we cannot guarantee accessible seating will be available for individuals needing to exchange tickets on game day.

Wheelchair accessible rows are as follows:
100 level (entry level)-Row S in sections 101, 105-106, 111, 117-121, 124-131, & 134
300 level (terrace level) — Row B in 304, 307, 314, 321, 324, & 331
Note: There are no wheelchair accessible seats in the 200 (Huntington Club) level of the arena.

Season ticket holders can fill out a Disability Needs form for accessible seating. The form can be found by clicking here.

Will Call is located in the Southeast corner of the Schottenstein Center and is open M-F 8am-5pm and starting 90 minutes before tip-off on home game days for:

  • Regular public ticket orders
  • Faculty/Staff ticket orders

Will Call located in the Northwest corner (auxillary gym hallway) of the Schottenstein Center is open 90 minutes prior to tip-off until halftime for:

  • Ohio State players’ and coaches’ guests

Yes, you may lose your ticket privileges if you have engaged in conduct that is determined, by either OSU or the NCAA, to be in violation of any NCAA rule or if, in OSU’s reasonable discretion, you have otherwise taken any action that jeopardizes the eligibility of OSU’s programs or its student-athletes.

Athletic tickets usually go on sale a few weeks prior to the first game of the season based on availability. Certain games, however, may be sold out through season ticket holder sales. Those who are interested may continue to check our website or www.ticketmaster.com closer to game day for any possible public ticket releases.

Ticket Table Pricing

GameVenuePurchase LocationPrice
FootballOhio StadiumGate 5 (NW Corner)$10/ticket
Men's BasketballValue City ArenaNW or SE ticket office$5/ticket
Men's Ice HockeyValue City ArenaNW or SE ticket office$2/ticket