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FOOTBALL FAQS

Football Gameday Information
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FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET HOLDERS

How can I become a full season ticket holder for Buckeye Football?
The Ohio State Athletic Ticket Office does not maintain a waiting list for potential season ticket holders. If you are interested in becoming a full season ticket holder, please see information below regarding the Buckeye Club and Presidents Club.

Full Season Ohio State Ticket Holder Groups
Buckeye Club & Presidents Club

Members of The Ohio State University Athletic Department booster group, the Buckeye Club, and The Ohio State University's development group, the Presidents Club.

  • The ordering period for the President's Club and the Buckeye Club is in March.
  • Seating locations are based on the donor priority point system.
  • For more information visit the Buckeye Club Website or contact the Presidents Club at (614) 292-9550.
  • Parking passes are available on a renewal basis only and therefore are not available for purchase. For a day of game parking map visit Campus Parc
  • Eligibility for tickets will be verified after all applications are received during the March ordering period. Any customers deemed ineligible will be refunded their season ticket purchase price and their account will be marked inactive.

Faculty/Staff Members
Please see the Faculty/Staff Information Guide for any questions regarding Faculty/Staff tickets.

Students
Please see the Student Football Information Guide for any questions regarding Student tickets.

Varsity O - Football
Football Letter Winners that are current dues paying members of the Varsity O Alumni Group.

  • Are eligible to purchase 2 full season football tickets at public prices. The ordering period is in March.
  • To be eligible for tickets, Varsity O dues must be paid by the end of March.
  • For questions regarding your Varsity O membership status please contact 614-688-3707 or visit osumensvo.com.

Long Time Purchasers
A group of individuals who were awarded full season football tickets based on their consecutive years of purchase in the 1980s. No new customers have been added or will be added to this purchasing group. Because no donation to the university is made, LTPs fall under these policies:

  • Are eligible to purchase 2 full season football tickets at public prices. The ordering period is in March.
  • Must purchase tickets with payment made in their own name. Tickets paid for with cash, money order, or payment in another individual's name will be held at will-call.
  • If original ticket holder passes away, tickets may be transferred to surviving spouse ONCE. No other family member may assume ownership of season tickets.
  • Eligibility for tickets will be verified after all applications are received during the March ordering period. Any customers deemed ineligible will be refunded their season ticket purchase price and their account will be marked inactive.
  • LTPs must order tickets each year in order to be eligible for tickets the following year.

13/14s
A group of individuals who were awarded partial season football tickets based on their consecutive years of purchase in the 1980s. No new customers have been added or will be added to this purchasing group. Because no donation to the university is made, 13/14s fall under these policies:

  • Eligible to purchase two tickets to two home games. The ordering period is in April.
  • Receive tickets to one non-conference home game and one conference home game
  • Must purchase tickets with payment made in their own name. Tickets paid for with cash, money order, or payment in another individual's name will be held at will-call.
  • If original ticket holder passes away, tickets may be transferred to surviving spouse ONCE. No other family member may assume ownership of tickets.
  • 13/14s must order tickets each year in order to be eligible to purchase as a 13/14 the following year.
  • Pre-paid parking is not available. For a day of game parking map visit CampusParc

When is the ordering period for full season ticket holders?
The ordering period for the public season ticket holders (Buckeye Club, Presidents Club, Varsity O, and Long Time Purchasers) is in March. Renewal information will be emailed to those who ordered last year, and full season tickets may be renewed online at ohiostatebuckeyes.com/tickets during the appropriate ordering period.

FOOTBALL SINGLE GAME TICKET HOLDERS

Alumni Association Members
Active dues paying and lifetime members of The Ohio State University Alumni Association

  • Alumni are eligible for two tickets to one home game via entry into a lottery. The ordering period is in May.
  • Please visit the Alumni Association FAQs or see the Alumni Ticket Information for any further questions regarding Alumni tickets.
  • Pre-paid parking is not available. For a day of game parking map visit CampusParc

Varsity O - Non-Football
Letter winners in sports other than football who are current dues paying members of Varsity O.

  • Eligible for two tickets to one home game. The ordering period is in May.
  • Game offered for purchase is determined by the sport played while at the University; the game offered will rotate between big ten and non-big ten games.
  • To be eligible for tickets Varsity O dues must be paid by the end of May.
  • For questions regarding your Varsity O membership status please contact 614-688-3707 or visit osumensvo.com or osuwomensvo.com.
  • Pre-paid parking is not available. For a day of game parking map visit CampusParc

Public Single Game Tickets
For the 2014 football season, individual game tickets will be $79 each (plus any applicable fees), with the exception of the Premier Games vs. Virginia Tech and Michigan. Tickets for the Premier Game vs. Virginia Tech will be $110 each (plus any applicable fees) and tickets for the Premier Game vs. Michigan will be $150 each (plus any applicable fees). An on-sale date has not yet been determined for single game tickets for the 2014 season. As an alternative, season ticket holders who cannot attend a game may post them for re-sale on Buckeyes Ticket Exchange where the seller sets the asking price. The tickets are sent via e-mail to the purchaser's e-mail address for printing at home upon completion of the transaction. Original tickets are not valid once they are sold. Click on or copy and paste the following link to access Buckeyes TicketExchange, the Official Resale Marketplace of Ohio State Athletics. www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/ohio-state-tickets

Per Big Ten Policy, everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter Ohio Stadium.

FOOTBALL WILL-CALL

What is will-call?
Will call is a location where one may pick up tickets purchased without sufficient time to mail or if an individual prefers to pick up their order. Will call orders may be picked up at the Jerome Schottenstein Center prior to the day of the event. If you must pick up your order on the day of the event, will call will be made available at the facility where the event takes place (except football will call) starting 4 hours prior to the start of the event.

In order to pick up your will call tickets, you will be required to present:

  • Your valid state or government issued photo ID, driver's license or passport. A valid ID must be duly issued by a government agency and include a photo and a signature
  • The credit card you used to purchase the tickets if necessary

The Ohio State Ticket Office will not release tickets if the name on the ID and credit card does not match the name used to purchase the tickets, or if the photo on the ID does not appear to be the photo of the person retrieving the tickets. The original ticket holder may designate another individual to pick up their tickets by contacting us in writing prior to event day. Requests must be approved by the Ohio State Ticket Office. Students are required to pick up their own athletic tickets and must present their Buck ID at time of pick up.

Please Note: The Ohio State Ticket Office does not accept outside will call. Outside will call is anything "dropped off" by an individual at the Ohio State Ticket Office windows for another individual to pick up.

Football game day will call locations and availability:
Will call located in the southeast corner of the Schottenstein Center and opens 4 hours prior to kickoff remaining open until halftime:

  • Public ticket orders
  • Faculty/Staff ticket orders
  • Ohio State student ticket orders

Will call located in the Northwest corner of Ohio Stadium near gate 7 opens 2 hours prior to kickoff remaining open until halftime:

  • Ohio State players, coaches, and families
  • Non-football recruits
  • Ticketing services

Will call located in the Northeast corner of Ohio Stadium near gate 10 opens 2 hours prior to kickoff remaining open until halftime:

  • High School football coaches

Will call located in the Southeast corner of Ohio Stadium between gates 28 and 32 and opens 2 hours prior to kickoff remaining open until halftime:

  • High School football recruits
  • High School football coaches
* The above individuals should arrive to will call with the appropriate invitation letter from the Ohio State Football Office.

Will call located in the Northeast corner of Ohio Stadium at gate 8 and opens upon the arrival of the visiting team representatives which is no earlier than 2 hours prior to kickoff:

  • Visiting team ticket orders and player guests

FOOTBALL AWAY GAMES

When can I order my away game tickets?
Season ticket holders (non-Student or Faculty/Staff): Any away games that you are eligible for will be made available on your invoice. Away games are subject to availability and your order may be refunded if the demand for tickets exceeds the allotment Ohio State receives for any away game. Away game tickets will be mailed to full season ticket holders approximately 2-3 weeks before the actual game.

Students: The opportunity to purchase away game tickets is available when you login to their OHIO STATE STUDENT TICKET ACCOUNT at ohiostatebuckeyes.com/tickets and click on TICKETS, during the student football away game ordering periods. To be eligible to purchase away game tickets, you must purchase season tickets for the upcoming season and meet all eligibility requirements to pick up tickets in the fall. Each student is eligible to purchase one ticket (2 if married) for each away game, but quantities are very limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis until the student supply is exhausted. Students interested in sitting together at away games must pick up their away game tickets together at the Schottenstein Center. No student tickets will be mailed.

Faculty/Staff Season ticket holders: Faculty/Staff away game tickets will go on sale at 10am the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Each faculty/staff member is limited to 2 tickets per away game and must have purchased full or split season tickets to be eligible to purchase away game tickets. Faculty/staff members interested in purchasing away game tickets should log into their OHIO STATE BUCKEYES ACCOUNT to place their away game order(s). Faculty/staff away game tickets are very limited and will only be sold until the supply is exhausted. Faculty/staff away game tickets will be mailed approximately 2-3 weeks before the actual game.

Alumni/General Public: The away game allotments that we receive are usually minimal. We do not typically have an away game sale for our alumni or general public. We encourage you to contact the host school for any availability they may have.

Where and when can I pick up my away game tickets?
Away game tickets purchased thru the Ohio State Ticket Office are typically mailed unless the original account holder requests otherwise. Student away game tickets are not mailed and must be picked up Monday thru Wednesday the week of the game at the Ohio State Ticket Office in Columbus. Students interested in sitting together at away games must pick up their away game tickets together at the Schottenstein Center. Any tickets not picked up in Columbus by the close of business on Wednesday may be picked up on game day at visiting team will call once gates open.

FOOTBALL DUPLICATE TICKET POLICY

- If you wish to receive your tickets via email rather than picking them up at will call, you may log into your Ohio State Buckeyes Account online at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/tickets (click on "Manage Your Ohio State Buckeyes Account") and forward your tickets to yourself or someone else. This process will generate new tickets and barcodes for you much like the duplication process that would take place in our office, but will also save you from having to come to our office in person to pick them up as you will receive the new tickets as PDF document. To select this option, log into your account, click on "Manage Tickets", select the seats for the game you would like to forward, and select the "Forward" option. Follow the on-screen prompts to guide you through the rest of the process. If you have problems with the forwarding process, feel free to contact our office at 1-800-GOBUCKS and a representative will assist you.

- Duplicate tickets may be requested due to the following situations which include but are not limited to: tickets not received in the mail from the Ohio State Ticket Office, tickets which are lost, stolen, washed, destroyed or lost via 3rd party mailing.

- Duplicates may only be requested by the original account holder in person or IN WRITING via e-mail to athletic.tix@osu.edu or by fax to (614)688-3032. When making the request, the original account holder may give one alternate pick up name if necessary. Student duplicate tickets may only be picked up by the original student ticket holder. NOTE: Our e-mail account and fax machine are not closely monitored on game day. If duplicates are not requested prior to game day, the original account holder must come, in person, to the Ohio State Ticket Office in the southeast corner of the Schottenstein Center. Our ticket windows are open at least 4 hours prior to kickoff until halftime on Saturday's of which a home football game occurs.

- Requests will be accepted starting 4 days prior to the athletic event. Duplicate requests could take up to 48 hours to be filled. We will not accept original tickets being returned at a later date for a refund.

- Duplicate tickets are never mailed. Football home game duplicates may be picked up at the Ohio State Ticket Office in the southeast corner of the Schottenstein Center.

- Once the duplicate request is submitted, the bar code on the original ticket will be voided. Once a duplicate request is submitted, the request cannot be revoked at a later time, even if the originals are located.

- If a full season ticket package has not been received in the mail from the OSU Ticket Office four days prior to the first game, we will create duplicates only for the first game on the package. If the full package is still not received by four days prior to the second game, we will accept a duplicate request and create duplicates only for that second game. If the full package is still not received by four days prior to the third game, duplicates will be created for the remaining games in the season ticket package.

Away game duplicates
- Reference the above duplicate ticket policy. If duplicates are needed for away game tickets purchased through the Ohio State Ticket Office, the request must be made through the Ohio State Ticket Office by the original account holder in person or in writing. Duplicate requests will be accepted prior to game day during normal business hours. Ohio State away game duplicate tickets need to be picked up at the away game site at the visiting team will call. The visiting team will call opens on the day of the game no sooner than 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

OTHER FOOTBALL FAQs

How do I exchange my current tickets for accessible seating?
Season ticket holders and alumni single game purchasers should request accessible seating by indicating your specific seating needs when submitting your ticket application online. Be sure to indicate whether you need seats that do not require climbing many steps or if you require wheelchair accessible seating. If you are in possession of tickets that are not accessible, please bring them to the OSU Ticket Office in the Schottenstein Center at your earliest convenience to exchange them for accessible seating. On football game day exchanges can be facilitated, based on availability, at Ticketing Services located in the NW corner of Ohio Stadium at gate 7 beginning two hours prior to kickoff and remaining open through halftime. All seating is limited; accessible seating is made available on a first come first serve basis and we cannot guarantee accessible seating will be available for individuals needing to exchange tickets on game day.

Wheelchair accessible rows are as follows:

Within the horseshoe:In south stadium:
AA deck - row 11AA deck - row 16
Club Area - row 35A deck - row 40
D deck - row 1B deck - row 45

How many rows are in each deck in Ohio Stadium?

Within the horseshoe:In south stadium:
AA deck - 11 rowsAA deck - 16 rows
A deck - 37 rowsA deck - 40 rows
B deck - 18 rowsB deck - 45 rows
C deck - 41 rows 
C deck in front of D deck - 22 rows 
D deck - 11 rows 

What tickets require an OSU ID at the gate?
Tickets requiring an OSU ID are clearly marked. Student tickets, which are not upgraded, require an OSU ID at the gate with each ticket. If the student also purchases a spouse ticket with their order, their spouse ticket requires an OSU ID at the gate as well. Faculty/Staff discounted tickets require one OSU ID for every two discounted Faculty/Staff tickets.

At what age are you required to have a ticket?
The Ohio State University follows the Big Ten policy of requiring a ticket for everyone, regardless of age, including infants for Football games.

Purchasing a ticket from someone outside of the Ohio State Ticket Office
Only tickets purchased directly from the Ohio State Ticket Office can be authenticated at the gate upon entry. We cannot guarantee that any tickets purchased from a third party source are valid or that they will allow you entry into the stadium.

How can I purchase tickets from other fans?
Ticketexchange by Ticketmaster is the only official ticket resale market place for Ohio State athletics. Purchase tickets for high demand games here.

If I cannot attend an event, is my ticket refundable?
All tickets purchased through the OSU Ticket Office are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

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.

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