2013 Spring Football Gameday Homepage

April 13, 2013 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio

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.

Admittance Policy
All Paul Brown Stadium gates will open ninety (90) minutes prior to kickoff. Children under the age of two will not be required to have a ticket to gain admission. Once you enter the stadium, you may not exit and then re-enter. Medical emergencies are the ONLY exceptions.

Ticket stubs should be retained throughout the game to allow ushers to verify seat locations to which holders are entitled

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.

Alcohol Policy
The following alcohol policies are in place to ensure that all guests enjoy the event in a safe and comfortable environment.

    1. No alcohol will be sold to a guest who appears to be intoxicated
    2. Guests passing alcohol to minors will be ejected and subject to arrest
    3. Guests possessing alcohol who do not have proof of being at least 21 years of age may be ejected
    4. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any guest.

Assistive Listening Devices/Hearing Impaired
Whelan Event Services will provide sign language interpreters for guests needing assistance. Requests are required 96 hours in advance by calling 614-292-1848.

ATMs are located throughout the stadium for guest convenience at the following locations:

    1. Outside Stadium - North Plaza outside Gate C
    2. North Plaza - inside the Pro Shop
    3. East Sideline - Section 140
    4. West Sideline - Section 114
    5. East Canopy - Section 334
    6. West Canopy - Section 317
    7. East Club - Section 241
    8. West Club - Section 212

Seeking autographs on footballs, helmets and jerseys is prohibited in the area where the football players depart Paul Brown Stadium after the football game. If an individual is seeking autographs in violation of this prohibition, they may be issued a warning by Department of Athletics personnel or the Police. If after receiving a warning, they are subsequently in vilation of this prohibition, they may be arrested and/or charged criminally.

Guests may only bring bags into the stadium that are smaller than 16" by 16" by 8". All bags are subject to search.

Camera Policy

    1. Small cameras are permitted in Paul Brown Stadium. However, please refrain from the use of flash photography. Audio and video recording equipment, 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.

Children under the age of two (2) are not required to have a ticket to enter the stadium, but must sit on parent's lap.

Club Seat Access
Club Seat guests may enter Paul Brown Stadium at the designated Club entries adjacent to Gates A and D as well as any other gate and may access either of the two club lounges.

Concessions & Souvenirs (Webpage)
A wide variety of food, drink and merchandise stands are located throughout Paul Brown Stadium.

Designated Driver Program
Designated Driver Booths are located at Gates C and D. Guests wishing to participate must be 21 years of age with a valid driver's license. In return, registered guests will receive one coupon redeemable for a soft drink during the game.

Directions (Webpage)
From I-75N/I-71N: Take I-75/I-71 north to the 2nd or 5th Street exit in Ohio; follow traffic police to desired parking lot.

From I-75 South: Take I-75 south to the Freeman Avenue exit and go south on Freeman Avenue; turn left on Mehring Way and follow directional signs and traffic police to desired parking lot.

From I-71 South: Take I-71 south to the Gilbert Avenue/Riverfront Parking exit or 3rd street/Downtown Parking exit and follow directional signs and traffic police to desired parking lot.

From I-471: Take I-471 north to west US 50/I-75; take the 3rd Street exit and go west on 3rd Street; follow the traffic police to the desired parking lot.

Disability Parking (Webpage)
Every lot provides handicapped parking spaces for season ticket holders with passes for the lot. In addition, single-game parking is available for handicapped patrons in Lot 1, which is located at the corner of Pete Rose Way and Central Avenue.

Handicapped parking in Lot 1 is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Disability Seating
Paul Brown Stadium has over 1000 disability seating areas available. Disability seating can be purchased through all standard methods of purchase. On game day, disability seating can be arranged by visiting the North Ticket office (located between Gate B and Gate C on the north end of the stadium).

Drop-off areas
There are two separate drop-off areas available to the elderly and the disabled. The first is located along the east side of Central Avenue between Pete Rose Way and Mehring Way, heading north on Central Avenue. There is also a drop-off area at the corner of Race Street and Freedom Way.

Due to traffic congestion on Central Ave. the road will be closed until 30 minutes after the event. Pick up of guests after the event may begin once Central Avenue is reopened.

Elevators are reserved for use by disabled guests (along with one campanion) as well as suite holders and club seat patrons.

Family Restrooms
For the convenience of families visiting Paul Brown Stadium we have 14 family restrooms located throughout the stadium at:

    1. East Sideline - Sections 134 and 146
    2. West Sideline - Sections 104 and 116
    3. Plaza - Sections 102, 118, 132, 148 and 150
    4. North Club - Section 224
    5. East Canopy - Sections 337 and 343
    6. West Canopy - Sections 306 and 314
    7. East Club Lounge
    8. West Club Lounge

Fan Information
Fan Information Booths are located by Gates A and D. We value the input of our guests regarding their experience at Paul Brown Stadium. Please feel free to request a comment card at one of our Fan Information Booths. Your comments help us make your visit to Paul Brown Stadium more enjoyable.

First Aid
First Aid stations are located throughout the stadium at:

    1. East Sideline - Section 136
    2. West Sideline - Section 116
    3. North Plaza - Section 129
    4. East Canopy - Section 334
    5. West Canopy - Section 316

There are seven (7) entry gates. All entrances are accessible for guests with disabilities.

    1. Gate A is located on the West Sideline off Central Avenue
    2. Gate B is located on the Northwest Plaza
    3. Gate C is located on the Northeast Plaza
    4. Gate D is located on the East Plaza off Elm Street
    5. Gate E is located on the Southeast Plaza off Mehring Way
    6. East Club VIP
    7. West Club VIP

Emergency Contact
To contact a person at the game in the event of an emergency, please call (513) 455-4889. 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, 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. http://www.bengals.com/media-lounge/videos/Paul-Brown-Stadium-Evacuation-Video/d45647b3-e72d-43a9-89f3-dd6a02e0fb91

Game Programs
Programs are available inside the entrance gates on the various concourses.

Gates Open
Paul Brown Stadium gates will open at 11:30am.

Lost and Found
Any items found should be turned in immediately to a Fan Information Booth, located at Gates A and D. To inquire about lost items, please contact Paul Brown Stadium Security at 513-455-4850, Monday through Friday. All items must be picked up within 30 days.

Medical Emergency
For any medical emergency while inside Paul Brown Stadium, notify any Paul Brown Stadium Team Member, who will contact medical assistance. If patrons know in advance that they may need to exit Paul Brown Stadium for a medical emergency, they may register at the Plaza Level First Aid room located in the north end zone closest to Gate C, prior to or upon departure for later admittance.

National Anthem
The Ohio State University Marching Band plays the National Anthem.

Parking (Webpage)
For information please contact the Paul Brown Stadium Ticket Office at 513-621-8383.

    1. Pre-paid RV Passes for Lot E
      a. All inquiries need to be to be made to Central Parking System at (513) 946-8100
      b. Pre-paid RV parking passes for Lot E will be sold on a first come, first sold basis until the total allotment of (30) parking passes have been sold.
      c. There will be no day of game RV sales at Lot E or any other Central Parking operated lot. All day of game RV cash sales will be directed to Longworth Hall.
      d. Once patrons have coordinated purchase of pre-paid RV pass with Central Parking and we have received their payment, their parking pass will be mailed to them prior to the game.
      e. Due to mailing constraints there will be no sales after Friday April 5, 2013 to insure delivery of passes to patrons prior to the game.
      f. Payment options for customers to purchase pre-paid RV parking passes will be check or cash only. No credit or debit cards will be accepted.
      g. Pre-paid RV parking passes for Lot E will be sold at $50 per pass with a $1 shipping and handling fee.
    2. General Parking Day of Game
      a. General parking will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 8am on Saturday April 13, 2012 for anyone attending the game at the $10 event rate in the following locations: Lots A, B, D, E, F, & the Central Riverfront Garage.
      b. Day of game sales will be cash or credit/debit card.

Playing Field
Patrons may not enter the playing field at any time. VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED.

Press Box
Only accredited members of the media and authorized staff are permitted access to the Press Box.

Prohibited Items
To ensure that all guests have a safe and enjoyable visit to Paul Brown Stadium, guests will not be permitted to bring the following items into the stadium:

    1. Alcoholic beverages
    2. Animals (except for animals that assist people with disabilities)
    3. Audio recording equipment
    4. Bottles, cans or other beverage containers (except sealed bottles of water)
    5. Chairs
    6. Hard Sided Coolers
    7. All bags and purses must fit in an 16" x 16" x 8" box
    8. Fireworks or missile-like objects
    9. Frisbees
    10. Ice Chests
    11. Illegal substances
    12. Laser Pointers
    13. Noisemaking devices: i.e. bells, bullhorns, whistles, etc.
    14. Obscene or indecent clothing
    15. Segways or other motorized scooters
    16. Signs or Banners
    17. Sticks, bats, poles or clubs
    18. Strollers
    19. Thermoses
    20. Tripods
    21. Umbrellas
    22. Video or movie cameras
    23. Weapons: i.e. guns, knives, mace, handcuffs, nightstick, caps, blackjacks, etc.
    24. Anything that can be used as a projectile or deemed dangerous
    25. Prohibited items that are discovered during security inspections must either be returned to the owner's vehicle or discarded. No item may be left at the gate. All other items that enter the stadium are subject to a visual search. Thank You.

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 Stadium turf; and/or taunting event staff, visiting teams and/or public safety officials. 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 Transportation
Due to limited parking, we encourage patrons to utilize public transportation. Drop off area for Metro is located under Second Street in the Transit Center.

Radios and Televisions
Hand-held radios and televisions are permitted as long as you listen with an earpiece or headphone. Please be considerate of neighboring fans when using radios or televisions.

Guests leaving the stadium before or during events will not be allowed back into the stadium. Medical emergencies are the ONLY exceptions.

Resale of Tickets
No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of ticket broker in the City of Cincinnati unless licensed as provided under city ordinance. The resale of tickets on Paul Brown Stadium property is prohibited. Violators are subject to arrest and confiscation of tickets without refund, along with possible loss of COA and/or season tickets privileges.

Security Checks
All guests entering the stadium will be subject to a visual search by stadium security personnel prior to entering the gates. In addition, fans that wear or bring heavy clothing, jackets or blankets will be asked to open up such items for an inspection and of the item. All guests are encouraged to come early so that they may enter the stadium in a timely manner. Guests may only bring bags into the stadium that is smaller than 16" by 16" by 8".

Scoreboard Messaging and Public Announcements
Special announcements on the public address must be limited to medical and police emergencies. Paul Brown Stadium does not display birthday, anniversary or other personal messages on the scoreboard.

Smoking Policy
Paul Brown Stadium is a smoke-free facility. As a result of recent legislation, smoking is no longer permitted in any public place, including all areas of Paul Brown Stadium. Your cooperation in following this policy is appreciated. Guests who fail to comply with the policy after appropriate warnings may be subject to ejection from Paul Brown Stadium. Designated smoking areas are located at gates A, C, D, & E.

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

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 the Stadium without the permission of The Ohio State University Department of Athletics and Paul Brown Stadium is prohibited.

Tailgating is permitted in parking lots surrounding the stadium. Guests are asked to not block other parking spaces or interfere with other guests. For any questions regarding tailgating please call Central Parking at 513-946-8100.

Ticket Policies

    1. Tickets can be purchased:
      a. On-line at go.osu.edu/13FBSpringGameTix
      b. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000
      c. In person at the Athletics Ticket Office at the Jerome Schottenstein Center
      d. At any Ticketmaster location.
      e. At Paul Brown Stadium on game day only beginning at 9:00am
    2. Ticket Prices:
      a. $18.00: Reserved Club Seats
      b. $12.00: Reserved Public Seats
      c. $5.00: Reserved for children ages 2-6
      d. FREE: Children 2 & under
      e. FREE: OSU Students with valid Buck ID (must enter at Gate E)
    3. Public Will Call:
      a. Public Will call pick up prior to game day is located in the SE corner of the Jerome Schottenstein Center
      b. Public Will call pick up on game day is located at the North Ticket Office between gates B and C. (opening at 9:00am)
    4. Player Will Call Tickets:
      a. The OSU Player Will Call is located at Gate A. This area opens 90 minutes prior to kickoff and will remain open until the end of the first half. Individuals receiving tickets from players must show ID and immediately enter the stadium.
    5. Recruit Tickets:
      a. Football recruits must enter the Stadium at Gate A. The Recruit Room will remain open until the end of the first half.
      b. Non-football recruits must enter the Stadium at the Gate A.
      c. Individuals receiving Recruit Tickets must show ID and immediately enter the stadium.

Umbrellas Guests may carry umbrellas into Paul Brown Stadium for use before and after the game, but umbrellas are NOT permitted to be opened in the seating areas of Paul Brown Stadium.