April 11, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – History shows that Ohio State’s best spring game crowds occur on warm spring days and when ticket prices are $5. The weather forecast is favorable for a pleasant afternoon tomorrow, with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. Ticket prices are now going to be favorable as well, as the Department of Athletics has decided to lower the cost of general admission tickets to $5.

“We want everybody who wants to attend the game to be able to come to Ohio Stadium,” Martin Jarmond, executive associate director of athletics, said. “We are encouraged by the weather forecast and we want our fans to come to the ‘Shoe and enjoy watching the Buckeyes.”

Proceeds from all ticket sales support both the LiFE Sports program and the Boys and Girls Club. These two programs benefit some 700 of Columbus’ underprivileged youth during four weeks in the summer with athletic camps, clinics and two meals a day on Ohio State’s campus.

Fans who purchased general admission tickets in advance will have the price difference donated to the LiFE Sports program and the Boys and Girls Club, or they may choose to get a refund for the difference by returning their tickets to their point of purchase beginning Monday, April 14.

A ticket also is good for admission to the Showdown in the Shoe, the 11 a.m. lacrosse match between Ohio State and Michigan. Gates open at 10 a.m.

Spring Game Tix – Here’s the rundown of your options:

~ Donate refund to LiFESports Youth Program:

~ If purchased at The Schott or Donatos receive your refund at Ohio State athletics ticket office Monday either in-person or call 1-800-GO-BUCKS.

~ If purchased online or Ticketmaster via phone, call 1-800-745-3000.

~ Still need tix? Buy now at or tomorrow at #TheShoe or St. John Arena (Schott ticket office is closed tomorrow).

~ Ohio Stadium ticket windows open tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Purchase (cash only) at the North Rotunda, Gate 7 and Gate 8.