September 22, 2022

⚫️ Dark Night in The Shoe Returns


Fans encouraged to wear black as Buckeyes don alternate jerseys vs. Badgers

For the first time since 2019, the Ohio State football team will don its black alternate jersey in Ohio Stadium Saturday night for a prime-time Big Ten opener vs. the Wisconsin Badgers.

Fans are encouraged to wear black attire to create an elective atmosphere inside The Shoe!



Wisconsin at No. 3 Ohio State • Saturday, Sept. 24 • When: 7:30 p.m. ET • Where: Ohio Stadium • TV: ABC

• Radio: 97.1 The Fan

Wear Black

Have your smart phone ready near the end of the first half to participate in a an interactive light show that will fill the bowl of Ohio Stadium. To participate open the “light show” icon inside your Official Ohio State Buckeyes app (gameday mode) and follow the prompts.

Light Up The Shoe!

Pregame Festivities

The fun in and around St. John Arena kicks off with FanFest will open at 4 p.m. and as always fans can warm up with the band and participate in part of the Buckeye Walk at Skull Session. Doors for Skull Session open at 3:30 p.m. and the pregame performance begins at 5:30 p.m.

And Don’t Forget …

Load tickets to your mobile wallets – One of the most important and proactive steps fans can do to assist the entry process at the gates is to load their mobile ticket to their iPhone or Google Pay wallet before arriving at the stadium. (Click the “add to Apple Wallet/add to Google Pay” button in the official Ohio State Buckeyes app or phone web browser once tickets have been accessed.).


Helpful Measures

  • Load your ticket to your phone’s wallet before you arrive at the stadium, please!
  • Have your ticket or your barcode “up” and visible on your phone before going through the metal detectors.
  • Ticket office trouble shooting booths are located at Gates 5, 11, 14, the North Rotunda and behind the South Stands for those who are having difficulties.
  • No mobile phone? The ticket office can print tickets at the Schottenstein Center ticket office (1-800-GOBUCKS) starting the Thursday before home games. On game day, visit one of the ticket trouble shooting booths.
  • The official Ohio State Buckeyes app is an easy way to manage tickets and parking. Download the app from the App Store and Google Play.
  • Because of construction on campus, please allow for plenty of time to get to campus and get parked.
  • The gates open two hours before kickoff. We encourage all fans to arrive early.

Donate Your Tickets

Fans with tickets who are unable to attend the game are encouraged to donate their tickets through their ticket account using the “Donate” button. Tickets will go to a veteran through VetTix!