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The address and phone number for Ohio Stadium is 411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210. You can email us with general event inquiries here.

Guests are urged to arrive at their seats well in advance of the event. As a courtesy to other guests, please remain at your seat until a break in music. Guests should be sure their correct ticket are with them and available throughout the game to assist in seat verification and entry into each aisle or section.

Outside of Ohio Stadium, possession and consumption of alcohol are subject to the laws and regulations of the State of Ohio and/or City of Columbus which state, among others: No person shall have in the person’s possession an opened container of beer or intoxicating liquor in any public place.

Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted to be brought into Ohio Stadium.

Law Enforcement Officers enforce all applicable laws. Complete State of Ohio and The Ohio State University alcohol policies can be found below: State of Ohio Alcohol Policy and The Ohio State University Alcohol Policies

Alcohol sales are offered inside Ohio Stadium. Ohio Stadium and Levy Restaurants work hard to promote responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages by following the TEAM (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) Program. The following items are important to note in regards to alcohol sales:

  • Guests possessing alcohol who do not have proof of being at least 21 years of age or guests passing alcohol to minors will be ejected and are subject to arrest.
  • A maximum of two alcoholic beverages will be sold per person/at one time (depending on the event).
  • Guests who appear younger than thirty-five (35) will be asked to show positive identification prior to being served. Acceptable forms of identification are:
    • Any state’s driver’s license
    • A state of Ohio identification card, or the “equivalent” from another state
    • A US Department of Defense military ID card
    • A United States or foreign passport, that displays a picture of the individual for whom the license, card, or passport was issued and shows that the person buying was then at least twenty-one years of age
  • Guests are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages into the facility; nor are they permitted to leave the facility with alcohol.
  • Alcohol sales will end at the end of halftime. If deemed necessary, alcohol sales may be cut off at any time. The facility reserves the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any guest.
  • A designated driver program will be offered, which allows the designated driver to get a wristband and receive complimentary soft drinks during the event. The program is available at the Guest Services Booths near 13A, 14A, 5C, 6C and in the Huntington Club for more info).

ATMs are located throughout the stadium at the following locations:  4A, 5A, 39A, and in the Huntington Club.

As a service to Ohio Stadium guests, limited complimentary vehicle assistance may be available in any campus parking lot or garage.  Service is available before, during and up to one hour after any event.  Please contact University Police at 614-292-2121 for assistance on event days.

As a general rule, guests do not have the opportunity to obtain autographs from athletes or artists.  For some concert tours or at certain designated events, special autograph sessions may be set up with special tickets required.

Most of the restrooms in Ohio Stadium are equipped with diaper-changing tables. For private accommodations, guests can use specific family restrooms located near sections 9A, 11A, 12A, 20A, 23A, 33A, 37A, 38A, 23C, 24C and 19D. Guests may also visit the First Aid Stations located at 16A, 17A, 12B, 23C, 24C and 32A. Please view our bag policy on how to bring your items into the stadium.

Ohio Stadium No Bag Policy

Bags or purses of any size are NOT permitted in Ohio Stadium. Wallets and wristlets no larger than 5”x8”x1” are permitted. All items and persons entering Ohio Stadium are subject to security screening and inspection.

Guests entering with medical, dietary, or childcare needs must enter through the Steinbrenner Band Center Entrance (glass doors between Gates 10 & 12) or at the Press Entrance (glass doors between the Huntington Club and Gate 23) to have their items inspected. One 14”x14”x4” bag per person will be permitted.

The Huntington Club, University Suite and Recruit Room within Ohio Stadium offer ideal banquet facilities for groups of 20 to 220 guests to host your special event. These spaces are available any time except for game/event days, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays of a home football game weekend and holidays. For information, date availability and pricing, you can go on-line and view the Facility Rental Guidelines webpage at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com or email bernard.109@osu.edu.

Video cameras, tripods, audio recording devices and cameras with telephoto or zoom lenses are not permitted. Special Events may have their own tour policy – call 614-688-3939 to verify for each event. At no time may photography interfere with other guests’ enjoyment.

If you would like to recognize outstanding service or you have an issue that needs to be addressed, you can either:

  1. Fill out a comment card or guest incident report which may be obtained at Guest Services Booths near 13A, 14A, 5, 2B, 6C, 7C, and the Huntington Club.
  2. Contact the Department of Athletics Event Management Team by email at 6@osu.edu.
  3. Text BRUTUS (space) Issue and Location to 69050

In case of an emergency, please contact the nearest law enforcement officer or usher directly.

Levy Restaurants is excited to offer fans this season a variety of game day options – from gluten-free (located at 19A and 6A) to in-house smoked BBQ (located at 15A), to fan favorites, such as hot dogs, bratwurst, popcorn, pretzels and nachos (offered at stands throughout the stadium), there is something for everyone!

A courtesy cup of water may be requested at any permanent concession stand. Guests with special medical or dietary needs, please see “Permitted Items” section below.

Alcohol sales will end one hour prior to the end of the event, or earlier at the discretion of management.

For your convenience, all major credit cards are accepted at all permanent concessions, select mobile cart locations and merchandise stands. The permanent concession stands in the following locations accept Buck ID: A3, A6, A9, A13, A14, A33, A34, A35, A36, A37, A38, C8, C9, C15, C17, C18.

Guests may register for the designated driver program at any Guest Services location. The individual agrees to be the designated driver for the night. They receive a wristband identifying them and a coupon for a complimentary soft drink for their participation.

On game day, select streets on and around campus become one way. Do NOT rely upon GPS or Navigation devices to get you to Ohio Stadium. Upon completion of the game, the traffic patterns will be reversed. Traffic control officers will direct you. Guests with parking passes must follow the directions on their reverse side of their parking pass.

Campus may be accessed from exits on SR-315 north and south and I-71 north and south. Please note along these routes for available exits as exit availability may be adjusted due to construction.
Please Note:

  1. Directions given on GPS systems may not be accurate on event days.
  2. Please click here or additional details, up-to-date information, and parking maps.

 

Guests with disabilities can click on this link for more information and to learn how to request services provided for guests with disabilities.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has classified airspace above Ohio Stadium as National Defense Airspace. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in effect one hour before each home football game starts and continues until one hour after the end of the games. All aircraft operations, including parachute jumping, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and remote controlled aircraft such as drones, are prohibited within three miles up to and including 3,000 ft AGL of Ohio Stadium.

Pilots who violate the TFR are subject to criminal penalties under 49 USC 46307 and may be intercepted, detained and interviewed by law enforcement personnel. Operators of UAS’s/drones are subject to Notice to Airman (NOTAM) 4/3621 and applicable FAA regulations. Criminal charges may apply such as reckless endangerment, trespass, assault, and violating the TFR

Public Elevators are located in the following areas of Ohio Stadium:

  1. Four public elevators are located on the west side of Ohio Stadium between gates 17-23, which provide access to the Club Levels, and to disability seating on D deck (guests need a green sticker on their ticket to access this elevator to D Deck).
  2. Two public elevators are located near section 7 that access B and C Decks.
  3. Two public elevators are located near section 10 that access B and C Decks.

To contact a person at the event in the event of an emergency, please call 614-292-6330.  If the situation can be addressed and resolved, the stadium event staff will attempt to deliver that necessary message.  However, using the public address system for paging within the Stadium is reserved only for extreme emergencies.

In the event of a serious emergency, all Event Staff, Redcoats, Ushers, Law Enforcement and Fire personnel are available to assist guests, including those with disabilities.  Information will also be provided over the public address system and on stadium televisions and scoreboards.

First aid stations are located throughout Ohio Stadium at 16A, 17A, 11B, 12B, 23C, 24C and 32A. These stations are staffed with Columbus Fire paramedics and American Red Cross volunteers when gates open and will remain open for 20 minutes after the end of the event. Over the counter medications such as Tylenol and Advil are available outside each first aid room in a self-dispensing vending machine for $1 per item.

Weapons are not permitted in the arena/stadium. Possession of a firearm or weapon is strictly forbidden. Possession of a weapon will result in immediate confiscation, ejection and/or possible arrest.

Off-duty law enforcement 

Ohio Stadium gates will open at 1:00pm on show day.

Guest Services booths are located near 13A, 14A, 5A, 2B, 5C and 6C. The friendly and knowledgeable staff members are available to assist our guests with potential questions, comments or concerns. These booths are open for business from gate opening until the crowd clears. Our Guest Service Booth staff members are in place to help ensure our guests receive outstanding customer service at Ohio Stadium.

Lost and Found is located in the north rotunda near Section 5A and remains open for 30 minutes after the event. Any unclaimed items will be moved to the Ohio Stadium Facility Operations Office at (614) 292-6330.

Guests with children at the game are encouraged to visit the Guest Services booths located near 13A, 14A, 5A, 2B, 5C and 6C to obtain a wristband for their children. An emergency name and phone number can be put on the wristband that would be used in the case of a lost person.

Any report of a lost person will be acted on immediately by event personnel to locate and return the person to his or her parent(s), guardian(s) or companion(s). Guests should contact any Law Enforcement Officer, Redcoat, Usher or Event Staff for prompt initiation of lost person search procedures. If a parent, guardian or companion is not located, the lost person will be taken to the Police Room located near the elevators near Section 17A for further efforts in locating the parent(s), guardian(s) or companion(s).

If assistance is needed in the stands, please contact the nearest Red Coat, Usher, Concession Worker, Law Enforcement Officer, Columbus Fire Department Paramedic, Red Cross volunteer or go to the nearest First Aid Room.

Guests may visit any First Aid Station which are located at 16A, 17A, 12B, 23C, 24C and 32A. Please view our bag policy on how to bring your items into the stadium.

  1. DAY OF EVENT LOTS: Public Parking is available on event day on a first-come, first-served basis for $20 per vehicle (cash only). All Public Parking Lots on campus will open at TBD.
  2. DISABILITY LOTS: Disability Parking will be located in the lots north of St. John Arena for $20 per vehicle. The Disability Parking Lot will open at TBD. These areas will both be accessible, while space is available, from Lane Avenue. 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 Gates 20 & 22.
  3. PERMIT LOTS: Permit parking lots will open at TBD on show day. Advanced Parking Permits are available for purchase onlineprior to show day.
    1. Vehicle and tailgate must fit within the 8.5′ x 15′ space provided
    2. Each permit allows 1 vehicle that meets parking space regulations, into the reserved lot. Permits are to be used for vehicles only.
    3. Any vehicles larger than the above will be asked to park in the RV lot.
  1. RV LOTS: The RV Parking Lot is located in the Buckeye Lot off of Fred Taylor drive, north of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
    1. The RV lot opens at TBDon show day. RVs & oversized vehicles that arrive earlier than TBD on show day will need to find alternative parking.
    2. Nearby campgrounds: http://ohioexpocenter.com/services/camping/
  1. SHUTTLE SERVICES: Shuttle service to Ohio Stadium is available free of charge. Please see below for specific shuttle locations.
    1. DISABILITY LOT: pick-up north of St. John Arena and drop-off on the east side of Ohio Stadium near Gates 20 & 22. This shuttle is ADA compliant and guests may request a wheelchair service upon entering Ohio Stadium. Shuttle starts at TBDand ends 1 hour after the show.
    2. WEST CAMPUS (parking lots west of SR 315): pick-up at Mount Hall and drop off in the lot near Sisson Hall near the pedestrian bridge.

Animals, except for trained dogs or service animals assisting guests with disabilities are not permitted in Ohio Stadium.

All items and persons entering Ohio Stadium are subject to security screening and inspection. The following items are permitted into Ohio Stadium.

  1. Binoculars (without a case)
  2. Body worn baby carriers with child (including but not limited to wraps, slings, soft pack baby carrier, etc.)
    1. If entering with any sort of bag with childcare needs, please see Ohio Stadium Bag Policy or #9 below
  3. Cameras (still) with a lens 100mm or less
  4. Coats & jackets (worn or carried)
  5. Mobility devices (including but not limited to canes, crutches, walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, scooters, etc.)
    1. For questions regarding Accessibility in Ohio Stadium, please visit our Athletics ADA webpage
  6. Rain apparel and ponchos (worn or carried)
  7. Seat cushions are permitted that are foam and do not have back supports, zippers, or storage slots
  8. Seatbacks are permitted for those with a doctor’s note and are 16″ wide or less. Seatbacks may not have metal framing or clamp to a seat. Guests with a doctor’s note must enter through Band Center doors (between Gate 10 & 12) or at the Press Entrance (between the Huntington Club and Gate 23) to have their chairback and note inspected.
  9. Small radios with headphones
  10. One 14x14x4 bag per person will be permitted for:
  • Dietary or medical needs (medications, single serving snack for medical needs, etc.)
  • Child care needs (diapers, formula, baby food, baby bottle, pumps, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Ohio Stadium Bag Policy11. Umbrellas: Guests may carry umbrellas into Ohio Stadium for use before and after the game, but umbrellas are NOT permitted to be opened in the seating areas of Ohio Stadium)
    12. Water bottles that are clear, plastic and empty
    13. Wallet, Wristlet, or Clutch (with or without strap) no larger than 5″ x 8″ x 1″ Click here for more information

As a general rule, any items that obstruct the view of other guests or that can be used as projectiles, that interfere with the comfort of other guests or are deemed inappropriate/hazardous by stadium security are prohibited.

Guests are subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags, and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items. Guests may refuse inspections but management reserves the right to refuse entry. Guests that are found with prohibited items are subject to Ohio Law and/or ejection from the stadium. Changes in national, regional and campus security levels may affect security procedures.

Bags or purses of any size are NOT permitted in Ohio Stadium. Wallets, wristlets, or clutch no larger than 5 in. x 8 in. x 1 in. are permitted. Guests entering with medical or child care needs must enter through the Steinbrenner Band Center entrance (between Gate 10 & 12) or at the Press Entrance (between the Huntington Club and Gate 23) to have their items inspected. Ohio Stadium Bag Policy

The following items are NOT permitted to be brought into Ohio Stadium:

  1. All Bags (including but not limited to backpacks, fanny packs, purses, string or ‘cinch’ bags, messenger bags, crossbody bags, camera bags, briefcases, grocery bags, roll bags, binocular cases, duffle bags or any other bags) Ohio Stadium Bag Policy
  2. Alcohol
  3. Animals (except service dogs for guests with disabilities)
  4. Audio or Video Recording Equipment including those that are attached to unmanned aircraft systems or model aircrafts.
  5. Banners, Flags and Signs
  6. Bicycles
  7. Cameras with a lens greater than 100mm (along with Monopods, Dual Pods and Tripods), including those that are attached to unmanned aircraft systems or model aircrafts.
  8. Chairs including Folding Chairs, Portable Chairs, Stools, Lawn Chairs
  9. Clothing with profane, inappropriate or abusive language
  10. Containers (common examples include but are not limited to hard sided coolers, soft pack coolers, ice chests, picnic baskets, cans, heavy plastic or glass bottles, thermoses)
  11. Confetti, streamers, glitter, balloons
  12. Drones (including but not limited to unmanned aircraft systems or model aircrafts.
  13. Firearms. Weapons are not permitted in the arena/stadium. Possession of a firearm or weapon is strictly forbidden. Possession of a weapon will result in immediate confiscation, ejection and/or possible arrest. Off-duty law enforcement: click here for concealed-carry policy
  14. Fireworks
  15. Food or beverages
  16. Illegal Drugs
  17. Inflatables (balls, balloons, etc.)
  18. Laptops and computers
  19. Laser pointers
  20. Markers (permanent) and/or paint
  21. Noisemaking devices (common examples include but are not limited to whistles, air horns, bull horns, blow horns, musical instruments, kazoos, bugles, cow bells, thunder sticks, sirens, milk jugs with rocks or coins, and steroes)
  22. Seat cushions that have back supports, zippers, or storage slots
  23. Sticks, Poles, Pipes or Selfie sticks
  24. Strollers or baby carriers
  25. Signs
  26. Sports Equipment (common examples include but are not limited to balls, beach balls, footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, segways or other motorized scooters, skateboards, and roller blades)
  27. Televisions or video monitors
  28. Weapons or items that mimic weapons including but not limited to: (aerosol cans, mace, pepper spray, lighters, matches, firearms, including CCW permit holders, fireworks, pocket knives, knives, spiked bracelets, brass knuckles, martial arts weapons, stun guns, squirt guns, super soakers and chains or ropes) or any item deemed dangerous or inappropriate.
  29. Wrapped gifts, packages or items

The following expectations have been established regarding behavior & fan conduct:

  • Guests should be a positive role model for those around them.
  • Guests shall not exhibit behavior that interferes with the enjoyment of the game or event by those around them.
  • Guests should refrain from taunting, threatening, vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, or demeaning remarks or gestures directed towards the coaches, student-athletes, fans, staff, artists, crew, and game officials. Threats include statements, actions and behaviors that could reasonably be foreseen as having a purpose to inflict physical harm, even if the person making the threat doesn’t have the ability to carry out the threat. State of Ohio Disorderly Conduct Law
  • Guests shall comply with all facility policies.
  • Guests should sit only in their ticketed seats and show their tickets when requested, should not stand on seats, should not stand in the aisles, should not enter the playing area and should not throw any items onto the playing area.
  • Guests should follow all local, state, or federal laws and will follow the instructions of event staff. State of Ohio Open Container Policy
  • Guests appearing intoxicated, inebriated or showing other signs of impairment related to alcohol consumption or drug use may be denied entry and may be subject to ejection. Intervention with an intoxicated or impaired guest will be handled in a prompt and safe manner.
  • Guests should wear clothing without obscene or indecent messages. Guests will remove or cover up such clothing deemed offensive or obscene upon request.
  • Guests should be responsible for their own conduct and the conduct of others who use their tickets.

The event staff has been trained to intervene where necessary to help ensure that the above expectations are met. Guests are encouraged to report any inappropriate behavior to the nearest event staff member.

Examples of prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to: throwing objects of any kind; demonstrating unruly behavior; attempting to enter the field of play; engaging in behavior that endangers the safety of student athletes, coaches, officials, artists, crew or other guests; attempting to climb the goal posts; removing Ohio Stadium turf; and/or taunting event staff, artists, crew, visiting teams and/or public safety officials. Nudity is not allowed, and all patrons must be attired in accordance with all state and local laws governing liquor permit premises.

Guests that do not adhere to stadium policies, the Code of Conduct, those exhibiting prohibited behavior, those that violate policies on multiple occasions, are subject to the following consequences: seat relocation, loss of ticket buying privileges, ejection from the facility without refund, letter of warning, and/or arrest. Students involved in such activities or other disruptive behavior will also be subject to disciplinary action through The Ohio State University Student Code of Conduct. The University reserves the right to not enforce, within the sole discretion of the University, prohibited behaviors based on the interests of public safety, operational or staffing considerations or any other consideration.

Special announcements on the public address system are limited to medical and police emergencies.

Taxi and Rideshare services are available along John Herrick Drive near the Neil Avenue Garage and along Borror Drive near the Schottenstein Center. Guests are advised to walk to one of the two locations and then summon a taxi or rideshare vehicles.

Guests will NOT be permitted to re-enter Ohio Stadium once they leave.

Men’s and Women’s restrooms are located throughout Ohio Stadium.  ADA accessible restrooms are located near sections 8A, 9A, 10A, 11A, 17A, 18A, 19A, 3B, 12B, 28B, 7C, 10C, 11C, 13C, 14C, 15C, 19C, 20C, 23C, 17D, 19D, 25D.  Family restrooms are located near sections 9A, 11A, 12A, 20A, 23A, 23C, 24C, 19D.

With more than 50,000 fans heading down to the stadium on show day, we all need to look out for our fellow Buckeyes while walking, biking and driving.

A Scooter Parking Zone can be found at the RPAC Tennis Courts to the South of Ohio Stadium.

Please be aware of the increasing scooter traffic on campus. Motorized scooter users must follow all applicable state and local laws, ordinances and university policies. The university recently published motorized scooter safety guidelines. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these guidelines.

Pedestrian traffic is extremely heavy around campus on show day, especially near Ohio Stadium. Riding a scooter in heavy pedestrian traffic should be avoided – remember to maintain a three-foot minimum distance from pedestrians. All vehicles, including scooters, are subject to security screening and inspection as you near Ohio Stadium. Like bicycles, scooters may not be ridden/parked inside or outside of Ohio Stadium near its gates. Please make sure to follow these additional guidelines:

  • Wear a helmet
  • Never block pedestrian walkways or ADA access
  • Stay off sidewalks
  • Slow down to get around

Seat Cushions (foam and without backs, zippers, or storage slots) are allowed to be brought into the stadium. Guests demonstrating specific medical needs for personal Seatback chairs may enter the Stadium with a doctor’s note at the Band Center entrance (between Gate 10 & 12) or at the Press Entrance (between the Huntington Club and Gate 23) to have their items inspected. Please visit the Prohibited Items area of this page for more information on personal Seatback chairs.

Guests are subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags, and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items. Guests are subject to enhanced security screenings including metal detecting. Guests may refuse inspections but management reserves the right to refuse entry. Guests that are found with prohibited items are subject to Ohio Law and/or ejection from the stadium. Cooperation with event management and security personnel will help maintain Ohio Stadium as a safe and secure environment for all guests.

The use of all types of tobacco products (including and not limited to, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, hookah smoked products, pipes, oral tobacco and nasal tobacco) is prohibited in all university buildings and on all university-owned properties, including parking lots, garages, and all outside areas. This also includes any product intended to mimic tobacco products, contain tobacco flavoring, or deliver nicotine other than for the purpose of cessation.

Resale of tickets, setting up a promotional space and/or distributing banners, booklets, business cards, circulars, commercial advertising, flyers, folders, handbills, leaflets, notices, pamphlets, posters, stickers, or any other written, printed and/or painted materials in or around Ohio Stadium without the permission of The Ohio State University is prohibited.

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  1. ADMITTANCE POLICY – Children aged 2 and over must have a ticket. Under 2 is free, but must sit on parent’s lap.
  2. FIELD SEATS/WRISTBANDS
  3. A wristband is required in order to access seats on the field/floor level.
  4. All guests with field seats (tickets with a Section labeled “FLR”) must enter through Gates 17 on the West side or Gate 24 on the East side of Ohio Stadium.
  5. Upon scanning into the event, each person will have a wristband placed on your arm by facility staff. If you have multiple tickets on one phone, all parties must be present in order to enter and to receive their wristband.
  6. Only one wristband will be provided per ticket. No additional wristbands will be provided and replacement wristbands are not available.
  7. DISABILITY SEATING
  8. Guests are able to exchange their tickets for tickets that meet their disability-related need, based on availability.
  9. Guests requiring disability seating should contact the Athletics Ticket Office at least two weeks in advance, and are encouraged to make the exchange in advance of the concert if possible. Advance exchanges are made at the Athletics Ticket Office located in the Schottenstein Center.
  10. If guests cannot make the exchange in advance of show day, then guests can enter Ohio Stadium with their original tickets and proceed to the Ticketing Services window located at the Ohio Stadium Ticket Office at Gate 5 to make the exchange.
  11. Guests may call the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-GOBUCKS (1-800-462-8257) for further details about the exchange process.
  12. LOST/STOLEN TICKETS – Guests reporting lost/stolen tickets should contact the ticket office in advance at 1-800-GOBUCKS (1-800-462-8257), however there is no guarantee that lost or stolen tickets will be replaceable.
  13. TICKET ISSUES – Guests experiencing ticket issues after entering the gates of Ohio Stadium should contact the nearest Usher or Redcoat for assistance. Guests also may report to the Ticketing Services window located at the ticket office at Gate 5.
  14. WARNING – Tickets should always be purchased from an authorized ticket agent, i.e. the Ohio State Athletics Ticket OfficeTicketmaster, or the Ohio State Ticket Exchange. Please be advised that StubHub, eBay and ticket brokers, for example, are not recognized ticketing agents of Ohio State. Tickets purchased from unauthorized agents could be counterfeit, stolen, or otherwise void, and will not be valid for admission to the event. Guests with invalid tickets will not be permitted to enter the Stadium and will have no recourse for reimbursement or other compensation.
  15. MOBILE PHONE ENTRY: Mobile Entry is the easiest and safest way to access tickets to your events.

    – ACCESS YOUR TICKET PRIOR TO SHOW DAY
    : Cell service may be unavailable at times around Ohio Stadium. Download the Ticketmaster app ahead of time. You should open your Mobile Entry tickets prior to arriving to your event. The Ticketmaster App will save your tickets and will allow you to view them, even if you lose internet access. Add your ticket(s) to your phone’s “wallet” and have a fully charged battery.

    – TRANSFER TICKETS TO OTHER PHONE
    : If you have multiple tickets on one phone, all parties must be present in order to enter. If you need to transfer your tickets to another account, please do so before arriving to the stadium. Once they accept their tickets, the tickets will be in their account. Please ensure the email address used is the same email address they use to login to their Ticketmaster account.- ENTERING THE STADIUM:

    1. Make sure you have already downloaded the Ticketmaster App or have downloaded your ticket to your wallet. Cell service may be unavailable at times around Ohio Stadium.
    2. Open the Ticketmaster App for visit Ticketmaster.com using the internet
    3. Login to your account and locate your tickets.
    4. Tap the tickets and show to the ticket taker
    5. Your phone will be scanned for entry and you are in!
    6. If you have multiple tickets on one phone, all parties must be present in order to enter.

Possession and consumption of alcohol are subject to the laws and regulations of the State of Ohio and/or City of Columbus which state, among others: No person shall have in the person’s possession an opened container of beer or intoxicating liquor in any public place.

Law Enforcement Officers enforce all applicable laws. Complete State of Ohio and The Ohio State University Alcohol Policies can be found by clicking on the appropriate links.

Companies are prohibited from distributing free or sample products without the approval of The Ohio State University.  Those who wish to organize and provide such sites or services should contact the Department of Athletics at 614-292-1848 for permission.

Day-of-event parking spaces are available on the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.  Permit parking spaces and RV parking spaces are reserved for those who have purchased a parking permit.  All reserved parking for the show will be sold in advance of the event.

Trailers, storage units, and tailgating activities may not take up vacant parking spaces.  Permits are to be used for vehicles only, trailers, storage units and tailgates must fit within the space with the vehicle.  Tailgating activities shall not 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 ½’ x 15’ space provided or within the red lines.  Any vehicles larger than the above will be asked to purchase an RV pass.

No bills, signs, banners or tent frames may be attached to University furniture, trees, or light poles.  Freestanding signs must be secure and safe, and be no larger than 4 by 4 feet. No signs causing ground penetration are permitted without prior approval.

No tents or fencing requiring staking may be set up without prior approval. It is recommended that expandable 10×10 “pop-up” tents be used when possible. Tents may not cover grass for more than 24 hours.

Guests who are interested in setting up tents or inflatables and grilling at their tailgate should adhere to the OSU Emergency Management and Fire Prevention Policies. No charcoal grilling is permitted on the Ohio State University campus with the exception of designated locations. Liquid propane grills are permitted on campus as long as the following safety protocols listed here: OSU Emergency Management and Fire Prevention Policies. Open burning, including but not limited to fire pits, fire rings, stoves, or chimneys, are not allowed on campus, nor within the City of Columbus.

Guests may carry umbrellas into Ohio Stadium for use before and after the event, but umbrellas are NOT permitted to be opened in the seating areas of Ohio Stadium.

Guests should contact the nearest Usher or Redcoat for assistance in seating locations, medical emergencies, or for anything else that might make the visit more enjoyable.

Water fountains are located near sections 17A, 18A, 18C, 19C, South Stands and on D Deck.  Guests who would like water may request a courtesy cup from any concession stand.

The safety of our fans and visitors is our number one priority and The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is prepared to communicate with fans when inclement weather interferes with events at Ohio Stadium.

Please visit emergency.osu.edu or follow Ohio State’s Emergency Management Twitter or Facebook accounts for official safety and game day weather-related information. The most important message in advance of any kind of weather situation is for fans to listen to instructions from law enforcement officers and Public Safety personnel. Parking lot attendants will share details, when possible, as fans arrive. Once inside Ohio Stadium, please listen to the announcements over the public address system and to the instructions of the redcoats and ushers in their section of the stadium

Ohio State monitors weather and has policies and procedures in place but each situation is different. The most likely scenario in an inclement weather situation is for fans to Shelter in Place. If inside the stadium, this often means leaving the open-seating area and taking shelter on the concourse, however, we advise everyone to follow the instructions given at the time.

We do not advise fans to leave Ohio Stadium during an inclement weather situation, however, fans that choose to do so will be allowed to re-enter with their ticket stubs. Those not already inside Ohio Stadium may opt to take cover in their cars or inside French Field House, St. John Arena or other open facilities.