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Best Fans in the Land
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, the web page for The Ohio State University Sportsmanship Council.

Sportsmanship Council and Block O Six Points for the Season

  1. Wear Gray
  2. Never Miss Tip
  3. Pack the Schott
  4. Cheer FOR the Buckeyes
  5. Stay till the Buzzer
  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 Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center is 555 Borror Drive, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-3231.

Aisle Traffic/Section Entry
Guests are urged to arrive at their seats well in advance of tip-off. 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
The Schottenstein Center and Levy Restaurants work hard to promote responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages by following the TEAM (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) Program. In addition to the responsible alcohol service guidelines below, The Schottenstein Center offers a designated driver program (see Guest Services at Section 122 for more info).

  1. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. Those in violation of the policies listed below are subject to ejection without refund.
  2. Guests possessing alcohol who do not have proof of being at least 21 years of age or guests passing alcohol to minors will be ejected and are subject to arrest.
  3. A maximum of two alcoholic beverages will be sold per person/at one time (depending on the event).
  4. Guests who appear younger than thirty-five (35) will be asked to show positive identification prior to being served. Acceptable: State issued I.D. card, Driver's License or Military I.D. Ohio law prohibits passports or I.D. from foreign states as a form of identification.
  5. Guests are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages into the facility; nor are they permitted to leave the facility with alcohol.
  6. During OSU athletic events, alcohol (beer and wine only) will be served in suites on the Huntington Club level, and in the Board Room. Guests are not permitted to take alcoholic beverages off the Club level or out of the Board Room. During non-athletic events, alcohol may be served throughout the facility.
  7. When alcohol is served, sales will be cut off according to the following guidelines:
    • Basketball - at the 10-minute mark of the second half.
    • Hockey - at the start of the 3rd period.
    • The Board Room will resume sales following all basketball and hockey events (Proper ticket required).
  8. If deemed necessary, alcohol sales may be cut off at any time. The Center reserves the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any guest.

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.

Animals
Animals are prohibited with the exception of service animals for guests with special needs. Service animals must remain on a leash or harness at all times. If you have questions about bringing a service animal into the building, contact Guest Services prior to arrival at (614) 292-3231.

ATM's
Huntington Bank Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) can be found on the Entry Level at sections 117 & 131 and at Section 232 on the Huntington Level.

Autographs
As a general rule, guests do not have the opportunity to obtain autographs from athletes or artists. For some concert tours or at certain designated games, special autograph sessions may be set up in the concourse.

Automotive Assistance
During Ohio State basketball games, contact a Guest Services staffer or Parking Team member for assistance.

Bicycle Parking
Bicycle racks are located outside the SE Rotunda (corner of Olentangy and Lane).

Cameras

  1. Still cameras with a lens greater than 100mm, any audio and video recording is prohibited, monopods, dual pods and tripods are prohibited.
  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.

Cell Phones/Computers
Cell phones and laptops are allowed in the arena as long as their use does not interfere with other guests' enjoyment. No devices can be plugged into the buildings' electrical outlets. Currently, we do not have a wireless internet connection available for guests.

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

Drop Off/Pick Up Locations
Guests can be dropped-off before an event on the access road loop beginning beyond the NW Rotunda. After the event, pick-up will take place in the Scarlet 1 & 2 lots so that shuttle buses have full access to the loop. Drop-off/ Pick-up locations may vary depending on event.

Designated Driver Program
Guests may register for the designated driver program at Guest Services. The individual agrees to be the designated driver for the night. They receive a wristband identifying them and a coupon for a complimentary soft drink for their participation.

Emergency Contact
To contact a person at the game in the event of an emergency, please call 614-292-3231. If the situation can be addressed and resolved, the event staff will attempt to deliver that necessary message. However, using the public address system for paging within the arena is reserved only for extreme emergencies.

Emergencies and Evacuation Procedures
Should you need immediate assistance, please notify the nearest event staff member, security personnel, or visit a Guest Services Center located on the concourse on the Entry Level concourse at Section 122, the Huntington Level at Section 231 and on the Terrace Level at Section 331.

In the event of a serious emergency at the Schottenstein Center, event staff members are ready and available to assist all guests, including guests with disabilities. Pertinent information regarding the emergency situation and evacuation procedures will be provided over the public address system. Please always remain calm and follow the instructions from Schottenstein Center staff members.

Entry/Re-Entry
Doors open 90 minutes prior to tip-off. A full, untorn ticket must be presented for admission. Guests may not exit and then re-enter except in the case of personal emergencies - check with a supervisor at one of the rotundas to make arrangements.

Family Amenities

  1. Changing Stations are available in all restrooms.
  2. A family restroom is available at First Aid (Section 118).
  3. Children's Entry: All guests, regardless of age, must have a ticket to gain entrance to an OSU athletic event.
  4. Strollers are welcome; however, their use may not interfere with other guests or block access. They can be stored under the guest's seat or may be checked at Guest Services.

First Aid Stations
First Aid (staffed by paramedics/EMTs or the American Red Cross) is located on the Entry Level at Section 118 and on the Terrace Level at Section 331. In an emergency, please notify any Team Member or uniformed police officer. Coin-operated dispensers at both locations contain over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen.

Game Programs
Programs for the 2014-15 basketball season are available throughout the arena.

Guest Services Locations
Guest Services are located near Sections 123, 231 and 331. The friendly and knowledgeable staff members are available to assist our guests with potential questions, comments or concerns. These locations are open for business from door opening until the crowd clears. Our Guest Services staff members are in place to help ensure our guests receive outstanding customer service.

Lost and Found and Tag-A-Kid Program
During an event, Lost & Found items are turned in to Guest Services locations on each level. If you find an item, please take it to Guest Services. After an event, unclaimed items are taken to the administrative offices. To check on a lost item, call 614-292-3231. Stop by Guest Services upon entry to tag your child with a wristband that lists their seat location.

Medical Emergency
If assistance is needed in the stands, please contact the nearest Guest Attendant, 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 Official Team Shop inside the arena. For additional merchandise, please visit www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com.

National Anthem
The Ohio State University Athletic Pep Band plays the National Anthem.

Parking Information

  1. Day of Game Lots:
    • Parking is available on the day of the game on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • The charge to park in day of game lots is $10.
    • Guests holding current valid Ohio State Parking Permits (A, B, C, etc.) may park in these lots free of charge.
    • The Quick Schott Shuttle service to the Schottenstein Center is available free of charge for guests who park in the Buckeye Lots (accessible off Ackerman Road). The shuttle will run beginning 90 minutes prior to tip off. This service will drop off and pickup fans at the NE Rotunda entrance.
  2. Season Permit Lots:
    • These are parking lots reserved for those guests who have purchased a season parking permit.
    • Guests with season parking permits are encouraged to follow the instructions that were sent with the parking information and the instructions located on the back of the permit.
    • Guests should have the permit visible on the rear view mirror so that traffic personnel can ensure that all pass holders are directed to their designated lots.
  3. Disability Lots:
    • Parking in a disability lot is on a first come, first served basis.
    • Disability parking is located in the Scarlet Lot adjacent to the arena on a first come, first served basis.
    • There is additional disability parking in the Buckeye Lots (accessible from Ackerman Rd.) with a dedicated shuttle service to the facility.
    • Drop offs can be made on the bus loop located on the north side (Borror Drive side) of the arena. Guests are encouraged to inform traffic personnel and follow their direction.
    • Guests with designated lot parking permits, in addition to a blue disability placard, will have accessible parking in their specific lot.
    • The charge to park in day of game lots is $10 for men's basketball games.
    • Please call the Schottenstein Center Parking office at 614.247.4321 or follow the Contact Us link to send a message.

Traffic Information

  1. Guests are encouraged to arrive no later than 45 to 60 minutes before tip-off to avoid last minute traffic delays. Doors open 90 minutes prior to tip-off.
  2. Traffic personnel and message boards will direct guests to the closest available parking lot (which may be away from the arena).
  3. Other major events on campus may affect traffic patterns
  4. Traveling Northbound or Southbound on SR-315 to Lane Ave to Fred Taylor Drive
    • Traffic will be permitted to free flow to available parking until day of game lots reach 80% capacity.
    • As day of game lots reach 80% capacity, Northbound Fred Taylor Drive traffic at Lane Avenue will be restricted to parking permits only.
    • Traffic message boards and traffic officers will direct traffic to available parking south of Lane Ave and/or east of Olentangy River Rd.
  5. Traveling Northbound or Southbound on SR-315 to Ackerman Rd to Fred Taylor Drive
    • Traffic will be permitted to free flow to available parking until day of game lots reach capacity.
    • As day of game lots reach capacity, Southbound Fred Taylor Drive traffic will be sent through to Woody Hayes Drive
    • Traffic message boards will direct traffic to available parking south of Lane Ave.
  6. Traveling Westbound on Lane Ave from High Street, guests are encouraged to park in the St. John Arena Lots and the Lane Avenue West Garage.
  7. Traveling Northbound on Olentangy River Road, guests are encouraged to turn right at Lane Avenue and park in the St. John Arena Lots and the Lane Avenue West Garage.
  8. Traveling Southbound on Olentangy River Road, guests are encouraged to turn left at Lane Avenue and park in the St. John Arena Lots and the Lane Avenue West Garage.
  9. 80% of guests use SR-315 to access the area
    • From the south, guests can use Medical Center Drive, Ackerman Road, and North Broadway exits
    • From the north, guests can use North Broadway, Ackerman Road, and Kinnear/King exits
    • Guests are encouraged to also use alternate routes into the area such as Olentangy River Road, I-71, or High Street.
  10. A complete map identifying day of game lots, season permit lots, disability lots and outbound traffic may be found at maps link
  11. Outbound Traffic Information

Playing Court
Guests may not enter the playing court at any time. Violators are subject to arrest and may be prosecuted.

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 in the Schottenstein Center:

  1. Large bags and backpacks are NOT permitted inside the arena. Guests with such an item will be instructed to return it to their vehicle. We reserve the right to inspect any and all items - guests who refuse a search may be denied entry.
  2. Banners, posters and signs
  3. Poles or sticks
  4. Outside food and beverages, coolers, bottles and cans are not permitted.
  5. Any type of laser object is strictly prohibited. Any guest found using such an object is subject to immediate ejection and confiscation of the object. In addition, game delays created by use of such objects could result in a penalty to the home team.
  6. Noise-making devices are not permitted including but not limited to: horns, whistles, filled milk jugs, and bells. Guests may bring a small portable radio or television as long as they listen with an earpiece or headphones and it doesn't obstruct other guests or aisle access.
  7. Animals (except service animals assisting guests with disabilities)
  8. Fireworks or explosives
  9. Helium balloons and beach balls
  10. Illegal Drugs
  11. Weapons of any kind (can include pocket knives, wallet chains, tools and jewelry)
  12. Any items that in the judgment of venue management may pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of an event by other guests.

Prohibited Behavior (See Code of Conduct)

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

Public Transportation/Taxi Services
Taxis can normally be found after an event along Borror Drive on the North side of the facility. Our Guest Services Booths will gladly call a taxi for you.

Radio Broadcasts
The flagship station for Ohio State basketball games is WBNS Radio 1460/97.1 the Fan.

Shuttles
A free "Quick Schott" shuttle is available and runs from the Buckeye Lots (corner of Ackerman and Fred Taylor Drive) to the Center's NE Rotunda. Pick-up after the event is at the NE Rotunda. The service is typically available one hour before doors open until approximately 90 minutes after the event. Call (614) 292-3231 to see if the shuttle will be available during the event you are attending.

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.

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 and Jerome Schottenstein Center 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.

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.

Complete Men's Basketball Ticket Information

Ticket Policies
CAN I LOSE MY TICKET PRIVILEGES?
Yes, you may lose your ticket privileges if you have engaged in conduct that is determined, by either OSU or the NCAA, to be in violation of any NCAA rule or if, in OSU's reasonable discretion, you have otherwise taken any action that jeopardizes the eligibility of OSU's programs or its student-athletes.

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

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