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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.

Sportsmanship Council and Block O Six Points for the Season

  1. Wear Scarlet
  2. Never Miss Ramp
  3. Cheer Loud and Proud
  4. Cheer FOR the Buckeyes
  5. Sing Carmen Ohio
  6. Respect the Tradition

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.

Address/Telephone
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 well in advance of kickoff. 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 appropriate links.

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

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.

Autographs
Seeking autographs on footballs, helmets and jerseys is prohibited in the area near Gate 32 where football players depart Ohio Stadium after the football game. Seeking autographs on ANY items is prohibited on the property (and surrounding parking lots) of the Fawcett Center 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 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, 11B, 12B, 23C, 24C and 32A.

Bicycle Parking

 1.Recreation and Physical Activity Center is located at 337 West 17th Avenue, which is adjacent to the southeast corner of Ohio Stadium. Bikes racks are located on the east and west side of the building. These bike racks are open to the public, but are not monitored by staff.
 2."Pedal Instead" valet bicycle corral is located at south east corner of Woody Hayes Drive and the Olentangy River bike path. It operates like a coat check for bicycles and is staffed by volunteers who keep bikes secure until the end of football games. For more information on "Pedal Instead," please contact Catherine Girves with Yay Bikes! at 614-371-8232, cgirves@pedalinstead.org or log on to www.pedalinstead.org to read "Frequently Asked Questions".

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.

Cameras

 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 either:

 1.Fill out a comment card or guest incident report which may be obtained at Guest Services Booths at Gate 13, Gate 14 or Gate 38.
 2.Contact the Department of Athletics Event Management Team by email at hoon.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.

Concessions
Levy Restaurants is excited to offer fans this season a variety of game day options - from gluten-free (located at 19A) 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! Be sure to check out all the new options on mobile carts, featuring some of the great local food truck concepts, including Skyward Grille, Yellow Boy Polish Boy, Short North Bagel Deli and Dos Hermanos. To view all concession locations and items offered, please click HERE.

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. The permanent concession stands in the following locations accept Buck ID: 4A, 3A, 9A, 13A, 15A, 9C, 10C, 17C, 18C, 22C, 25C, 26C and all stands in South Stands.

Directions
On game day, select streets on and around campus become one way. Upon completion of the game, the patterns will be reversed. Traffic control officers will direct you. Guests with parking passes should follow the directions on their parking passes.

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 game days.
 2.Please visit Parking Information 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)

Fans with disabilities will be able to go to a table at Gate 14 or at Gate 23 to exchange their GA ticket for a reserved ticket that will allow them to sit in a disability seat at the top of designated AA sections.

Drones
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.

Elevators
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). For more information on how to get a green sticker, please click on ADA Information.
 2.One public elevator is located in the South Stands near Section 39 and only provides access to seats in South Stands.
 3.Two public elevators are located near section 7 that access B and C Decks.
 4.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 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.

Emergencies and Evacuation Procedures
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
First aid stations are located throughout Ohio Stadium at 16A, 17A, 11B, 12B, 23C, 24C and 32A. These stations are staffed two hours prior to kickoff and will remain open for 20 minutes after the game.

Gates Open
Ohio Stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.

Guest Services Booths
Guest Services booths are located near Gate 13, Gate 14, Gate 38 and near sections 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
Lost and Found is located in the north rotunda near Section 1A and remains open for 30 minutes after the game. Any unclaimed items will be moved to the Ohio Stadium Facility Operations Office at (614) 292-6330.

Lost Persons/ Child ID/Locater Program
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).

Guests with children at the game are encouraged to visit the Guest Services booths located near Gate 13, Gate 14 and Gate 38, section 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.

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


Merchandise
Authentic Buckeye merchandise may be purchased throughout the Stadium. The Official Team Shops are located at Section 11A, 12A, 23A, 24A, 16C, in the south stands and in the Huntington Club. A customized jersey stand is located near Section 16A. For additional merchandise, please visit www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com.

National Anthem
The Ohio State University Marching Band plays the National Anthem as part of their popular pre-game show, which includes the famous ramp entrance.

Parking
Spring Game Parking Map
ADA Parking Map

  1. DAY OF GAME LOTS: Parking is available day of game on a first-come, first-served basis. Shuttle service to Ohio Stadium is available free of charge for guests who park on west campus (parking lots west of SR 315).
    1. Vehicle and tailgate must fit within the 8.5' x 15' space provided.
    2. Any vehicles larger than the above will be asked to park in the RV lot.
  2. DISABILITY LOTS: Disability Parking will be located in the lots north of St. John Arena and in the Lane Avenue Garage. These areas will both be accessible, while space is available, from Lane Avenue. 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. (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 Gate 22. This shuttle will operate from six hours prior to kickoff until one hour after the game.
  3. PERMIT LOTS: The only permit lot is the lot immediately west of Ohio Stadium. Spaces in these lots are held for permit holders until 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
    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.
  4. RV LOTS: The RV Parking Lot is located in the Buckeye Lot off of Fred Taylor drive, north of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  5. SHUTTLE SERVICES: Shuttle service to Ohio Stadium is available free of charge from 6 hours prior until 1 hour after the game. Please see below for specific shuttle locations.
    1. 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.
    2. DISABILITY LOTS: Disability Parking will be located in the lots north of St. John Arena and in the Lane Avenue Garage. These areas will both be accessible, while space is available, from Lane Avenue. 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. (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 Gate 22. This shuttle will operate from 9 a.m. until one hour after the game.

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
The following items are permitted to be brought into Ohio Stadium.

  1. Binoculars
  2. Blankets
  3. Cameras (still) with a lens 100mm or less
  4. Cell phones and pagers
  5. Draw string bags smaller than 14 x 14 x 4
  6. Rain apparel
  7. Seat cushions (foam without backs, zippers, or storage slots)
  8. Small radios with headphones
  9. 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)
  10. 1. Guests demonstrating specific dietary or medical needs (baby food, baby bottle, single serving snack medication or chair back seats) 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.
  11. 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. Please see Drones section for more information on the FAA flight restriction around Ohio Stadium.
  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.

Public Transportation/Taxi Services
The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) provides a football game day shuttle service between the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds and the OSU campus. Shuttles begin operating from the Expo Center three hours prior to kick-off and operate until two hours following the conclusion of the game. More information can be found at www.cota.com.

Taxi Service is available on Lane Avenue near the Riverwatch Tower.

Seatback Chairs
Seat cushions 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 Entrance near Gate 10 and the Press Entrance between the Huntington Club and Gate 23 ONLY.

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 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.

Solicitation/Literature
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.

Tailgating
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.

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. 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. Any vehicles larger than the above will be asked to purchase an RV pass or park at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

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 10x10 "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 outlined at www.go.osu.edu/tent.

Ticket Policies

  1. TICKET PRICES:
    • $5.00 in advance for general admission seating; $15.00 in advance for reserved club seating. Tickets can be purchased in advance here: https://go.osu.edu/SpringGameTix16
    • $4.50 for groups of 25 or more (general admission) in advance – contact Athletic Ticket Sales at 1-800-GOBUCKS (select option 2)
    • $5.00 on game day for all seats (cash only at the stadium)
    • Children 6 & under are free in general admission seating only; all ages require a ticket in reserved club seating
  2. PUBLIC WILL CALL:
    • Will call pick up prior to game day is located in the SE corner of the Schottenstein Center
    • Will call pick up on game day is located at Gate 5 of Ohio Stadium and will open at 9:30am. Fans are strongly encouraged to use Ticketmaster’s print-at-home and mobile entry options to avoid long will call lines.
  3. PLAYER WILL CALL TICKETS:
    • The OSU Player Will Call is located at the Ticket Office near Gate 5. This area will open at 9:30am and will remain open until the end of the first half. Individuals receiving tickets from players must show ID and immediately enter the stadium.
  4. RECRUIT TICKETS:
    • Football recruits must enter the Stadium through the Recruit Room at the southeast tower between Gates 26 and 32. The Recruit Room will remain open until the end of the first half.
    • Non-football recruits must enter the Stadium at the Ticket Office near Gate 5.
    • Individuals receiving Recruit Tickets must show ID and immediately enter the stadium.

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.

Water Fountains
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.