St. John Arena Event Policies

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 on the character of our university as a whole. As Buckeyes, it is essential to take the initiative to foster a friendly and welcoming environment for all, 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.

Alcohol Policy
Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted at Ohio State University Athletic Facilities. Guests identified with alcohol inside the facility will have the alcohol confiscated and may be ejected from the facility. Possession and consumption of alcohol in the facility parking areas are subject to the laws and regulations of the State of Ohio and/or City of Columbus. Police and Liquor Control Agents patrol these areas and enforce all applicable laws.

Banners, Posters, and Signs
Banners, posters and signs are not permitted in the facility. You will be asked to return them to your vehicle or dispose of them upon entry.

Animals are not permitted in the facility. You will be asked to remain outside of the facility with your pet. Only trained guide dogs or service animals assisting guests with disabilities are permitted inside the facility.

Prohibited Items
The following items are not permitted:

Ice chests
Picnic baskets
Video recorders
Cameras with changeable or additional lenses

Prohibited Behavior
1) 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; and/or taunting public safety officials.
2) Consequences for guests exhibiting prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to, loss of ticket buying privileges, ejection from the facility, and/or arrest.

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.

Guests may carry umbrellas into the arena.

Ushers/ Redcoats
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