Tickets

FOOTBALL FAQS

Football Gameday Information
Visit ohiostatebuckeyes.com/gameday for detailed information about your Ohio State gameday experience

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

FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET HOLDERS

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

Ohio State Season 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 President's Club.

  • The ordering period for the Buckeye Club and the President's 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 President's 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 CampusParc
  • 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.
  • Buckeye Club members at the Scarlet and Gray Level and President's Club members are not eligible for away football tickets.

Long Time Purchasers
A group of individuals who were awarded the opportunity to purchase 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 required, LTPs fall under these policies:

  • Eligible to purchase 2 season football tickets at the public prices. The ordering period is in March.
  • Must order tickets each year in order to be eligible for tickets the following year. Payment must be 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.
  • Are not eligible for away game tickets.

Varsity O - Football
Football Letter Winners that are current dues-paying members of the OSU Men's Varsity "O" Alumni Association

  • Eligible to purchase 2 season football tickets at public price. The ordering period is in March.
  • Varsity O dues must be paid by January 31st in order to be eligible for tickets.
  • For questions regarding Varsity O membership status please contact (614) 688-3707 or visit osumensvo.com.

OSU Faculty and Staff
See the Faculty/Staff Information Guide for any questions regarding Faculty/Staff tickets.

OSU Students
See the Student Football Information Guide for any questions regarding Student tickets.

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

FOOTBALL SINGLE GAME TICKET HOLDERS

Varsity O - Non-Football
Letter winners in sports other than football who are current dues- paying members of OSU Men's Varsity "O" Alumni Association or OSU Varsity "O" Women's Alumnae Society.

  • 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 non-conference and Big Ten conference games.
  • To be eligible for tickets Varsity O dues must be paid by January 31st.
  • 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

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

FOOTBALL WILL-CALL

Customers 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 a 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 in advance by the Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office. OSU students are required to pick up their own athletic tickets and must present their Buck ID at time of pick up.

Football Game Day Will-Call Locations:
Will-Call for the following groups is located in the SE corner of the Schottenstein Center and is open beginning 4 hours prior to kickoff until halftime:

  • Public ticket purchasers
  • Faculty/Staff ticket holders
  • Ohio State student ticket holders

The following locations will open 2 hours prior to kickoff and remain open until halftime for the specific groups noted:

    NW corner of Ohio Stadium near Gate7:
  • Ohio State players, coaches, and families

  • Non-football recruits

  • Ticketing services

  • NE corner of Ohio Stadium near Gate 10:
  • High School football coaches

  • Southeast corner of Ohio Stadium between Gates 28 and 32:
  • 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.

Visiting Team Will-Call is located in the NE 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?
Buckeye Club members at the Big Ten Champions Level or higher and Varsity O Football: 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 approximately 2-3 weeks before the actual game.
Students: A limited number of away game football tickets will be made available during the away game ticket sale to students, which will occur after the initial sale of student season ticket packages. The opportunity to purchase away game tickets will be available when you login to your OHIO STATE STUDENT TICKET ACCOUNT during the student football away game ordering periods. To be eligible to purchase away game tickets, you must purchase a student season ticket package for the upcoming season and meet all eligibility requirements to pick up tickets in the fall. Student away game ticket limit is one per OSU student (2 if married) but quantities are very limited. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis until the student allotment 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. Student away game pick up instructions will be sent via email during the week of the actual away game.
Faculty/Staff: A limited number of away game football tickets will be made available during the faculty/staff away game ticket sale. Faculty/staff are limited to 2 tickets per away game and must have purchased faculty/staff full season tickets or the non-conference ticket package in order 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) when the sale begins. Faculty/staff away game tickets are very limited and will only be sold until the allotment 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 through the Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office are typically mailed unless the original account holder requests otherwise. Student away game tickets are not mailed and must be picked up in person at the Ticket Office in Columbus as instructed in the instructions that will be sent via email during the week of the actual game. 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

  • 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 Athletics Ticket Office, tickets which are lost, stolen, washed, destroyed or lost via 3rd party mailing.
  • Requests must be made 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.
  • 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 My Ticket 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.

For those tickets purchased from Ticketmaster:

  • If you lost your Print-at-Home ticket you can print another copy. But if you're worried someone might find and try to use it, please contact TM Fan Support at 1-800-653-8000 to get a replacement ticket with a brand-new barcode - that way only you can get in!
  • If the paper ticket you bought online or by phone is lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed please contact Fan Support. We'll just need your order confirmation number or the credit card used for purchase. Note: Ticketmaster tickets turn black in hot spots (direct sunlight, etc.) because we print on heat-sensitive paper - please keep your tickets cool!
  • If you bought your lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed ticket at a Ticketmaster retail location please return to the same location.

Away game duplicates

  • Duplicates for away game tickets purchased through the Ohio State Ticket Office, the request must submitted to 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. For more information, visit the TicketExchange Website

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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