2017 Ohio Stadium Policies - Lacrosse

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Best Fans in the Land
Please conduct yourself in an appropriate manner. Our attitudes and actions not only reflect upon our individual character but also the character of our university as a whole. As Buckeyes, it is essential to initiate and foster a friendly and welcoming environment for all to portray our university with the pride and respect it deserves. While you cheer on our team, please keep these ideals in mind and prove Ohio State has the Best Fans in the Land. For more information, visit www.bestfans.osu.edu.

Fan Code of Conduct
The following expectations have been established regarding fan conduct:

  • Guests should be a positive role model for those around them. Guests will expect and encourage good displays of sportsmanship from fellow fans.
  • Guests should conduct themselves in a manner that represents their University, their Conference, and the NCAA with honor, dignity, and respect.
  • Guests should cheer positively for their team and refrain from taunting, threatening, vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, or demeaning remarks or gestures directed towards the coaches, student-athletes, fans, staff and game officials.
  • Guests should respect all facility regulations.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Consequences for guests who do not adhere to the Code of Conduct may include, but are not limited to: 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.

The address and phone number for Ohio Stadium is 411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-6330.

Aisle Traffic/Section Entry
Guests are urged to arrive at their seats in advance of the game start time. As a courtesy to other guests, please remain at your seat until the play has ended. Guests should be sure their correct ticket stubs are with them and available throughout the game to assist in seat verification and entry into each aisle or section.

Alcohol Policy
Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted to be brought into Ohio Stadium. Guests identified with alcohol inside the stadium in restricted areas may be ejected and will have the alcohol confiscated.

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 following links.

Auto Assistance
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 game days.

Seeking autographs on ANY items is prohibited on the property (and surrounding parking lots) of Ohio Stadium and the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. If an individual is seeking autographs in violation of this prohibition, they may be issued a warning by Department of Athletics' personnel or the University Police Division. If, after receiving a warning, they are subsequently found in violation of this prohibition, they may be arrested and/or charged criminally.

Baby Changing/Nursing Mothers
Most of the restrooms in Ohio Stadium are equipped with diaper-changing tables. For private accommodations, guests can use specific the family restroom located near sections 20A.

Booking Events in Ohio Stadium
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.


  1. Still cameras with a lens greater than 100mm, any audio and video recording equipment, monopods, dual pods and tripods are not allowed to be used.
  2. Images are for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purposes and may not be re-sold without the express consent of The Ohio State University. Guests found to be using images for any commercial purpose or found to be re-selling pictures will be asked by The Ohio State University to cease and desist from using the images for commercial purposes which may be against NCAA bylaws.

Comments/Concerns/Text Messaging
If you would like to recognize outstanding service or you have an issue that needs to be addressed, you can contact the Department of Athletics Event Management Team by email at hoon.6@osu.edu.

In case of an emergency, please contact the nearest Redcoat directly.

Levy Restaurants is excited to welcome you to Ohio Stadium for the 2017 lacrosse season. For early season games, our favorite food trucks will be available near Gate 16 of the stadium. During the later season games at Ohio Stadium, you will find all of your fan favorites available on game day, including hot dogs, bratwurst, popcorn, pretzels and nachos, as well as your favorite Coke products, including soda and Dasani bottled water.

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.

Credit Cards/Buck ID
For your convenience, all major credit cards are accepted at all permanent concessions, select mobile cart locations and merchandise stands.

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 visit www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com for additional details, up-to-date information, and parking maps.

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

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.
  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.

Emergency Contact To contact a person at the game in the event of an emergency, please contact your nearest Redcoat or game day staff. 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.

Emergencies and Evacuation Procedures
In the event of a serious emergency, all Event Staff, Redcoats, 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
First aid stations are located throughout Ohio Stadium at 16A and 17A. These stations are staffed on a game by game basis and will be staffed one hour prior to kickoff and will remain open for 20 minutes after the game.

Gates Open
Ohio Stadium gates will open one hour prior to faceoff.

Lost and Found
Please find the nearest event staff member if any item has been lost. Any unclaimed items will be moved to the Ohio Stadium Facility Operations Office at (614) 292-6330.

Medical Emergency
If assistance is needed in the stands, please contact the nearest Red Coat.

Authentic Buckeye merchandise may be purchased at the customized jersey stand located near Section 16A. For additional merchandise, please visit shop.ohiostatebuckeyes.com.

Arrow GameDay Parking Map/Information - Men's Lacrosse
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  1. PUBLIC LOTS: Parking is available day of game on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Vehicle and tailgate must fit within the 8.5' x 15' space provided.
    • Any vehicles larger than the above may be asked to relocate to allow aisles to remain clear.
  2. DISABILITY LOT: Disability Parking is available in the lots on the west side of Ohio Stadium, accessible from Cannon Drive. A current state issued disability placard, along with registration, and the person who owns the placard must be in the vehicle to enter the parking area.

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

Playing Field
Guests may not enter the playing field at any time. VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO ARREST AND MAY BE PROSECUTED.

Permitted Items/Bag Policy
The following items are permitted in Ohio Stadium.

  1. Bags, no larger than 14x14x4.
  2. Binoculars
  3. Blankets
  4. Cameras (still) with a lens 100mm or less
  5. Cell phones and pagers
  6. Lacrosse sticks
  7. Rain apparel
  8. Seat cushions
  9. Small radios with headphones
  10. 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
  11. Guests demonstrating specific dietary or medical needs (nursing mothers, baby food, baby bottle, single serving snack medication or chair back seats) may enter the Stadium with these items at Gate 5 or Gate 16
  12. Water bottles that are clear, plastic and empty

Prohibited Items
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.

Changes in national, regional and campus security levels may affect security procedures.

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

  1. Alcohol
  2. Animals (except assistive animals for guests with disabilities)
  3. Audio Recording Equipment
  4. Bags larger than 14 x 14 x 4, Bota Bags or wine skins, flasks
  5. Banners and Signs
  6. Beverages
  7. Bicycles
  8. Cameras (still) with lens greater than 100mm (along with Monopods, Dual Pods and Tripods), including those that are attached to unmanned aircraft systems or model aircrafts.
  9. Chairs with back supports (unless accompanied with a doctor's note or unless those provided through Ohio State), Folding Chairs, Portable chairs, Stools, Lawn Chairs
  10. Clothing with profane, inappropriate or abusive language
  11. 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)
  12. Confetti, streamers, glitter, balloons
  13. Fireworks
  14. Food
  15. Illegal Drugs
  16. Laser pointers
  17. Markers (permanent) and/or paint
  18. 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 and boom boxes)
  19. Sticks or Poles
  20. Strollers
  21. Signs
  22. 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)
  23. Televisions
  24. Video Recording Equipment, including those that are attached to unmanned aircraft systems or model aircrafts.
  25. Weapons (common examples include but are not limited to aerosol cans, mace, pepper spray, firearms, including CCW permit holders, fireworks, pocket knives, knives, spiked bracelets, brass knuckles, martial arts weapons, stun guns, squirt guns, super soakers and chains)
  26. Wrapped gifts or items

Prohibited Behavior
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 or other guests; attempting to climb the goal posts; removing Ohio Stadium turf; and/or taunting event staff, 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. Consequences for guests exhibiting prohibited behavior may include, but are not limited to: loss of ticket buying privileges, ejection from the Stadium, and/or arrest. 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.

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

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 28A. Family restrooms are located near sections 20A.

Security Checks
All bags, containers or persons are subject to search. Cooperation with game management and security personnel will help maintain Ohio Stadium as a safe and secure environment for all guests.

Smoking/Tobacco Policy
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 Department of Athletics is prohibited.

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 following links.

Trailers, storage units, and tailgating activities may not take up vacant parking spaces or interfere with traffic flow within a parking lot. Drive lanes in parking lots must be maintained at all times. Vehicle owners are responsible for the functions they host in their parking spaces. Vehicle and tailgate must fit within the 8.5' x 15' space provided.

No tents or fencing requiring staking may be set up without prior approval. It is recommended that expandable 10x10 "pop-up" tents be used when possible. Tents may be set up NO EARLIER than the morning of a lacrosse game at Ohio Stadium.

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 outlined at www.go.osu.edu/tent.

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.

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 614-292-8707 for permission.

Ticket Policies

    • Admittance Policy - Everyone is required to have a ticket, credential, or be on a pass list to gain admission.
      • For Ohio State Athletic events - under 6 are free
      • For NCAA events hosted at Ohio State - under 2 are free
    • Disability Seating
      • General Admission ADA seating is available in Row 11 of all AA sections in Ohio Stadium.
      • Please see a Redcoat for assistance.
    • 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.
    • Ticket Issues - Guests experiencing ticket issues after entering the gates of Ohio Stadium should contact the nearest Redcoat for assistance. Guests also may report to the Ticketing Services window located at the ticket office at Gate 5.

    WARNING: Tickets should always be purchased from an authorized ticket agent, i.e. the Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office, Ticketmaster, 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.

    • General public will call tickets may be picked up at the Athletics Ticket Office in the Schottenstein Center during normal business hours, or through the end of the second quarter on game days. Proper photo ID is required for pick-up.
    • The Ohio State Player Guest Will Call & Visiting Team Player Guest Will Call is located at the Ohio Stadium Ticket Office at Gate 5. This area opens one hour prior to faceoff and will remain open until the end of the first half. Individuals receiving tickets from players must show proper ID and immediately enter the stadium.

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

Water Fountains
Water fountains are located near sections 18A. Guests who would like water may request a courtesy cup from any concession stand.

Visiting Team Fans
Visiting team fans are guests of Ohio Stadium. Harassment of the visiting team or its fans will not be tolerated and may result in ejection of the offender.