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Faculty/Staff Seat Selection Process (Football & Men's Basketball)

Utilizing technology that provides a fully-immersive 3D interactive seating diagram and real-time seat availability data, faculty/staff full season ticket holders for football and men's basketball now have the opportunity to select their own seat locations online.

Details of the seat selection process including answers to many common questions can be found by referencing the links on this page and/or by reading the FAQs below. You can experience the Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ or Ohio State Men's Basketball Virtual Venue™ by clicking the links included on this page.


Football: The faculty/staff football ticket ordering period occurs during the month of March. Seat selection windows begin in late May, and are assigned based on the faculty/staff priority point system. Faculty/staff full season ticket holders are required to select seats each season.

Men's Basketball: The faculty/staff men's basketball ticket ordering period occurs during the month of July. Seat selection windows begin in mid-August and are assigned based on the faculty/staff priority point system. Faculty/staff full season ticket holders are required to select seats each season.

FOOTBALL

IMPORTANT LINKS
Arrow Step-by-Step Screenshots of the Seat Selection Process
Arrow Experience the Football Virtual Venue™ here!

Inside The Ohio State Virtual Venue™
The Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ is a fully-immersive 3D interactive seating diagram of Ohio Stadium. Developed by IOMEDIA, this technology allows customers to virtually place themselves inside any section at Ohio Stadium and experience the view from that location.

You can view the Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ here.

Select the Guided Tour for a tutorial on how to navigate the Virtual Venue. During the seat selection process, additional functionality allows customers to see real-time seat availability during their seat selection window.

Ohio State Football Virtual Venue

Seat Selection Process
The seat selection process gives faculty/staff full season ticket holders the opportunity to select their seat locations online. Each account holder will be assigned an appointment time (seat selection window) based upon the faculty/staff priority point system established by the University Senate's Athletic Council. For more details on how faculty/staff priority points are derived, click here.

Ohio Stadium Seating Assignments

  • This map does not reflect actual inventory that may be available during the seat selection process. You are welcome to select any available seats from the online map once your seating window opens.

FAQs

Will I purchase season tickets during the seat selection process?
No, purchasing season tickets and selecting seats are two separate processes. The faculty/staff football season ticket ordering period occurs during the month of March. Seat selection windows begin in late May, and are assigned based on the faculty/staff priority point system. Information about ordering season tickets can be found here.

Will anyone retain their current seats?
Faculty/staff full season ticket holders are required to select seats each season. If the seats you occupied the previous season are available when your seat selection window opens, you will have the opportunity to select them.

Donors and public season ticket holders select seats utilizing a different timeline, every four years starting with the 2016 season. Seats contractually committed by the University to club seat holders, corporations, as well as commitments to student seating, visiting teams, media, government officials and other Athletics/University departmental commitments are not subject to the seat selection process.

How will I be notified about my seat selection window?
Faculty/staff season ticket holders will be sent seat selection window information via email to the address on record in their ticket account. This information will include step-by-step instructions for using the online site to select seats.

Can I still have my Faculty/Staff seats next to my Buckeye Club/Presidents' Club seats?
Yes. Faculty/Staff full season ticket holders who wish to have their seats assigned next to other season tickets they qualify for will be able to indicate that choice during the online season ticket renewal process. There will be two options for seat selection:

  • Select all seats together based on your public priority points, but only in the public season ticket sections.
  • Select your public seats based on your public priority points (in the public season ticket sections) and your faculty/staff seats based on your faculty/staff priority points (in the faculty/staff season ticket sections).

How does the seat selection process take place?
The Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ was created to assist in the seat selection process. This online system allows season ticket holders to choose seats during a specific window of time. Each faculty/staff full season ticket holder is assigned a scheduled window of time in which to log-in to their online ticket account and choose their seats. A 3D view of Ohio Stadium from the seats will be available to preview before choosing your seats. Appointment times (seat selection windows) will be assigned based on the faculty/staff priority point system. Ticket holders with the highest point totals will select first. Seat selection windows will be staggered, every 30 minutes.

Where do I log on to select my seats?
Once your seat selection window opens, log into to your Ohio State Buckeyes Account with your Athletics Ticket Office account number and password to start the seat selection process.

Can I see the Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ before I log in to select seats?
You can view the Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ by clicking here. While this Virtual Venue won't show you the exact seat inventory available for you to select, it will allow you to familiarize yourself with the look and feel of the seating map. You won't be able to see actual seating availability until you log into your Ohio State Buckeyes Account during your seat selection window.

Ohio State Football Virtual Venue

Why can't I leave a single seat when making my selection?
The Virtual Venue software contains a built-in feature which does not allow for single seats to be left after a selection has been made. If you are having issues with selecting seats because of a single seat remaining, please contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-BUCKS (462-8257) for assistance.

What if I miss my appointment time?
Your assigned seating window reflects the earliest time you may log in to select seats. Those who miss their scheduled appointment time may log-in to self-select seats at any time after their appointment time has begun. Please keep in mind that if you miss your scheduled appointment time, other season ticket holders may be choosing seats at their assigned times which will affect seating availability.

What if I want to sit with a group of people?
With the online selection process, each individual will be given an appointment time for seating based on their respective faculty/staff priority point ranking. Each group member needs to coordinate his or her selection with the appointment time of the lowest ranked person within their group; and, at that time, each group member can log into the online system and choose their seats together.

NOTE: Since all seats will be selected online, each person in the group will need access to a computer when coordinating the location of their seating location to simultaneously make their selections. Each group member can log in at their assigned time and check the availability of seats, having the opportunity to make their selections at that point, should they wish to forgo their group seating based on the lowest ranked person's selection time within the group.

How do I obtain handicap accessible seats or seats due to mobility issues?
Faculty/staff full season ticket holders will be asked about special seating needs during the season ticket renewal process. All individuals requesting disability seating will also be required to submit a Disability Needs Form indicating their particular needs. Individuals requiring seating in wheelchair accessible rows, or specific seating to meet other disability needs , AND who have submitted a Disability Needs Form, will be able to call 1-800-GOBUCKS (462-8257) during their assigned seat selection window for assistance with selecting seats from the available inventory that meet their specific needs.

NOTE: All season ticket holders indicating the need for special seating as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act MUST submit a signed Disability Needs Form to the Athletics Ticket Office as part of their ticket renewal to ensure access to renew or select disability seating during their seat selection window.

What Internet Browser is needed to complete the Seat Selection Process? Can I use my iPad?
Seat selections can be made using most models of computer/tablets, but not all. You can complete the process on an iPad, but not an iPhone. If you're using a computer, please make sure it meets these guidelines:

  • Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+, Safari 5.1+, and Chrome 15+
  • The Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ is best viewed with the most updated version of Chrome. To download this most recent version, click HERE.
  • As a reminder, the seat selection process CANNOT be completed on a smart phone.

Is there an option to select my seats if I do not have access to a computer?
Yes. You can always ask a family member or friend to help you with this process. Feel free to contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-BUCKS (462-8257) with any questions.

Can I log back in and select different seats after I've already selected seats?
You can browse available inventory for as long as you would like after your seat selection window opens. But, you may only complete the actual seat selection process one time. Once you have finalized your seat selection, you will not be able to log back in and alter your seat selection.

How often will the seat selection process take place?
Faculty/staff full season ticket holders are required to select seats each season.

What if I only purchase the Faculty/Staff Non-Conference ticket package or single game lottery?
The seat selection process will not be utilized for the non-conference package or single game lottery. Seats for the non-conference package and faculty/staff single game lottery will be assigned in priority point order by the Athletic Ticket Office from available inventory.

Who do I contact for questions about my eligibility and points?
You may contact your respective College/Unit Human Resources contact for more information regarding your faculty/staff point total.

Who do I contact for questions that may not be answered here?
You may email us at athletic.tix@osu.edu or call 1-800-GOBUCKS (462-8257). You may also contact your respective College/Unit Human Resources contact for more information regarding your faculty/staff point total.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

IMPORTANT LINKS
Arrow Faculty/Staff Men's Basketball Step-By-Step Screenshots of the Seat Selection Process
Arrow Experience the Men's Basketball Virtual Venue™ here!

Ohio State Basketball Virtual Venue

Inside The Ohio State Virtual Venue™
The Ohio State Basketball Virtual Venue™ is a fully-immersive 3D interactive seating diagram of the Schottenstein Center. Developed by IOMEDIA, this technology allows customers to virtually place themselves inside any section at the Schottenstein Center and experience the view from that location.

You can view the Ohio State Basketball Virtual Venue™ here.

Select the Guided Tour for a tutorial on how to navigate the Virtual Venue. During the seat selection process, additional functionality allows customers to see real-time seat availability during their seat selection window.

Seat Selection Process
The seat selection process gives faculty/staff full season ticket holders the opportunity to select their seat locations online. Each account holder will be assigned an appointment time (seat selection window) based upon the faculty/staff priority point system established by the University Senate's Athletic Council. For more details on how faculty/staff priority points are derived, click here.

Schottenstein Center Seating Assignments

  • This map does not reflect actual inventory that may be available during the seat selection process. You are welcome to select any available seats from the online map once your seating window opens.

FAQs

Will I purchase season tickets during the seat selection process?
No, purchasing season tickets and selecting seats are two separate processes. The faculty/staff menís basketball season ticket ordering period occurs during the month of July. Seat selection windows begin in mid-August and are assigned based on the faculty/staff priority point system. Information about ordering season tickets can be found here.

Will anyone retain their current seats?
Faculty/staff full season ticket holders are required to select seats each season. If the seats you occupied the previous season are available when your seat selection window opens, you will have the opportunity to select them.

Seats contractually committed by the university to personal seat license holders and sponsors, as well as obligations to student seating, visiting teams, media, and other athletics/university departmental commitments are not subject to the seat selection process.

How will I be notified about my seat selection window?
Faculty/staff season ticket holders will be sent seat selection window information via email to the address on record in their ticket account. This information will include step-by-step instructions for using the online site to select seats.

How does the seat selection process take place?
The Ohio State Basketball Virtual Venue™ was created to assist in the seat selection process. This online system allows season ticket holders to choose seats during a specific window of time. Each faculty/staff full season ticket holder is assigned a scheduled window of time in which to log-in to their online ticket account and choose their seats. A 3D view of the Schottenstein Center from the seats will be available to preview before choosing your seats. Appointment times (seat selection windows) will be assigned based on the faculty/staff priority point system. Ticket holders with the highest point totals will select first. Seat selection windows will be staggered, every 30 minutes.

Where do I log on to select my seats?
Once your seat selection window opens, log into to your Ohio State Buckeyes Account with your Athletics Ticket Office account number and password to start the seat selection process.

Can I see the Ohio State Basketball Virtual Venue™ before I log in to select seats?
You can view the Ohio State Basketball Virtual Venue™ by clicking here. While this Virtual Venue won't show you the exact seat inventory available for you to select, it will allow you to familiarize yourself with the look and feel of the seating map. You won't be able to see actual seating availability until you log into your Ohio State Buckeyes Account during your seat selection window.

Ohio State Basketball Virtual Venue

Why can't I leave a single seat when making my selection?
The Virtual Venue software contains a built-in feature which does not allow for single seats to be left after a selection has been made. If you are having issues with selecting seats because of a single seat remaining, please contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-BUCKS (462-8257) for assistance.

What if I miss my appointment time?
Your assigned seating window reflects the earliest time you may log in to select seats. Those who miss their scheduled appointment time may log-in to self-select seats at any time after their appointment time has begun. Please keep in mind that if you miss your scheduled appointment time, other season ticket holders may be choosing seats at their assigned times which will affect seating availability.

What if I want to sit with a group of people?
With the online selection process, each individual will be given an appointment time for seating based on their respective faculty/staff priority point ranking. Each group member needs to coordinate his or her selection with the appointment time of the lowest ranked person within their group; and, at that time, each group member can log into the online system and choose their seats together.

NOTE: Since all seats will be selected online, each person in the group will need access to a computer when coordinating the location of their seating location to simultaneously make their selections. Each group member can log in at their assigned time and check the availability of seats, having the opportunity to make their selections at that point, should they wish to forgo their group seating based on the lowest ranked person's selection time within the group.

How do I obtain handicap accessible seats or seats due to mobility issues?
Faculty/staff full season ticket holders will be asked about special seating needs during the season ticket renewal process. All individuals requesting disability seating will also be required to submit a Disability Needs Form indicating their particular needs. Individuals requiring seating in wheelchair accessible rows, or specific seating to meet other disability needs , AND who have submitted a Disability Needs Form, will be able to call 1-800-GOBUCKS (462-8257) during their assigned seat selection window for assistance with selecting seats from the available inventory that meet their specific needs.

NOTE: All season ticket holders indicating the need for special seating as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act MUST submit a signed Disability Needs Form to the Athletics Ticket Office as part of their ticket renewal to ensure access to renew or select disability seating during their seat selection window.

What Internet Browser is needed to complete the Seat Selection Process? Can I use my iPad?
Seat selections can be made using most models of computer/tablets, but not all. You can complete the process on an iPad, but not an iPhone. If you're using a computer, please make sure it meets these guidelines:

  • Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+, Safari 5.1+, and Chrome 15+
  • The Ohio State Basketball Virtual Venue™ is best viewed with the most updated version of Chrome. To download this most recent version, click HERE.
  • As a reminder, the seat selection process CANNOT be completed on a smart phone.

Is there an option to select my seats if I do not have access to a computer?
Yes. You can always ask a family member or friend to help you with this process. Feel free to contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-BUCKS (462-8257) with any questions.

Can I log back in and select different seats after I've already selected seats?
You can browse available inventory for as long as you would like after your seat selection window opens. But, you may only complete the actual seat selection process one time. Once you have finalized your seat selection, you will not be able to log back in and alter your seat selection.

How often will the seat selection process take place?
Faculty/staff full season ticket holders are required to select seats each season.

Who do I contact for questions about my eligibility and points?
You may contact your respective College/Unit Human Resources contact for more information regarding your faculty/staff point total.

Who do I contact for questions that may not be answered here?
You may email us at athletic.tix@osu.edu or call 1-800-GOBUCKS (462-8257). You may also contact your respective College/Unit Human Resources contact for more information regarding your faculty/staff point total.