OHSAA State Football Championships

Location

Ohio Stadium

411 Woody Hayes Dr.
Columbus , Ohio 43210

December 4 – 6, 2014

Event Website

OHSAA’s State Football Championships will return to Columbus December 4-6, 2014.

Single-Game Tickets On-Sale Now

All-Session Tickets*


State Championships Schedule

Home Team Listed First.

Thursday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. – Div. III: Athens (14-0) vs. Toledo Central Catholic (12-2)

Friday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. – Div. IV: Cleveland Benedictine (13-1) vs. Kettering Archbishop Alter (14-0)
Friday, Dec. 5, 3 p.m. – Div. VI: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Minster (11-3)
Friday, Dec. 5, 8 p.m. – Div. II: Macedonia Nordonia vs. Cincinnati LaSalle

Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. – Div. VII: Norwalk St. Paul (13-1) vs. Maria Stein Marion Local (14-0)
Saturday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m. – Div. I: Huber Heights Wayne (13-1) vs. Lakewood St. Edward (12-2)
Saturday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. – Div. V: Canton Central Catholic (14-0) vs. Coldwater (13-1)

Click for Statewide Football Brackets, Weekly Media Notes, Pairings and TV Information.

 

*All-session tickets are now on-sale for $105 each and give fans admittance to each of the seven division championships. These tickets will have priority seating location before single games tickets go on-sale to the general public November 30. To purchase all-session tickets, contact Gridiron Gang member Brian Timm with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission at btimm@columbussports.org or visit http://go.osu.edu/Gridiron using offer code GRID1.

 

Location

Ohio Stadium

411 Woody Hayes Dr.
Columbus , Ohio 43210

December 4 – 6, 2014

Event Website

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To ensure that Columbus continues to hold a strong reputation in service and hospitality for sporting events we host, here is a guide of FAQ’s and answers for the OHSAA State Football Championships coming to our city. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at newsletter@columbussports.org.

Q: What is the significance of the impact for the OHSAA State Football Championships for Columbus?

A: The state championships return to Central Ohio after being played in Stark County for the last 24 years at Fawcett Stadium in Canton and Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon. Columbus last hosted the games at Ohio Stadium in 1989 and the 2014 games will represent an estimated $4 million dollars in visitor spending for the city.

Q: When are the dates, times and location for the OHSAA State Football Championships?

A: The Ohio High School Athletic Association will host the State Football Championships at historic Ohio Stadium, the home of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Thursday, December 4 through Saturday, December 6.

Game times for the seven division games are:

Thursday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. - Div. III: Athens (14-0) vs. Toledo Central Catholic (12-2)

Friday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. - Div. IV: Cleveland Benedictine (13-1) vs. Kettering Archbishop Alter (14-0)
Friday, Dec. 5, 3 p.m. - Div. VI: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Minster (11-3)
Friday, Dec. 5, 8 p.m. - Div. II: Macedonia Nordonia vs. Cincinnati LaSalle

Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. - Div. VII: Norwalk St. Paul (13-1) vs. Maria Stein Marion Local (14-0)
Saturday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m. - Div. I: Huber Heights Wayne (13-1) vs. Lakewood St. Edward (12-2)
Saturday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. - Div. V: Canton Central Catholic (14-0) vs. Coldwater (13-1)

Q: What ticket options are there for fans wanting to attend the OHSAA State Football Championships at Ohio Stadium?

A: All-session tickets for each of the seven division championships are on-sale. All session- tickets cost $105 or $84 each and give fans admittance to each of the seven division championships. The $105 ticket also has reserved seating with a priority location and access to the Huntington Club during and between games. They are available before single games tickets go on-sale to the general public in November.

Single-session tickets are $15 for Club Seats or $12 for Stadium Seats and provide access to one of the seven championship games. Ohio Stadium is cleared after every game and only those $15 Club Seats will have access to the Huntington Club where fans can stay between games without having to exit and re-enter.

Q: How do fans purchase tickets to attend the OHSAA State Football Championships?

A: To purchase all-session tickets, visit http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBTix using promo code GRID1 or visit Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations and the Ohio State Ticket Office located at the Schottenstein Center.

Single-session tickets for one of the seven championship games can be purchased starting on November 30th at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations and the Ohio State Ticket Office located at the Schottenstein Center.

Q: Is parking free? Is there reserved parking? Where will fans attending the State Football Championships be able to park? What about RVs?

A: Public parking will cost $5 per day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There will be parking attendants or a Pay ‘N’ Display machine in each lot that is available to fans. Parking in the lots around the Schottenstein Center will NOT be available on Saturday due to an OSU Men’s Basketball Game that day.

All parking lots on campus will be open at 7 a.m. on game day. Vehicles parked overnight in lots without proper parking permits on display are subject to be towed. Fans can visit the following links for the unique parking map for each day.

Thursday Parking Map | Friday Parking Map | Saturday Parking Map

DAY OF GAME LOTS: Parking is available day of game on a first-come, first-served basis. The charge for these lots is $5 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Those holding current valid Ohio State Parking Permits (A, B, C, etc.) may park in these lots free of charge. On Friday, shuttle service to Ohio Stadium is available free of charge for guests who park on west campus (parking lots west of SR 315). On Friday, shuttle service to Ohio Stadium is available free of charge for guests who park on west campus (parking lots west of SR 315). Parking in the lots around the Schottenstein Center will NOT be available on Saturday due to an OSU Men’s Basketball Game that day.

DISABILITY LOTS: Disability Parking will be located in the West Stadium Lot. The charge for these lots is $5 on Thursday and Friday and $10 on Saturday. This area will be accessible, while space is available, from Cannon Drive. A current state issued disability placard, along with registration, and the person who owns the placard must be in the vehicle to enter the parking area. Officers may validate ownership of the placard at any time.

RV LOTS: All RV parking on The Ohio State University campus is sold in advance of game day through the Athletic Department website at the following link: http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBRVParking. The RV Parking Lot is located on Fred Taylor Drive across the street from Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium and all RV parking spaces are numbered and pre-assigned. RV parking passes WILL NOT be for sale on game days. RV parking passes are available for $50 per day (equivalent to 10 vehicle spaces) in Buckeye Lots 1, 2, 3 near the Jesse Owens Stadium. These parking passes are also good for leaving your RV in the lot overnight. There will NOT be a shuttle from these lots to the stadium.

For more information, please see OHSAA State Football RV Parking Policies at the towards the bottom of the Stadium Policies tab.

Q: What times will gates open before each game? Do fans have to leave between games?

A: Doors will open 60 minutes before each session/game (listed above). For games coming after a session/game, all fans without Huntington Club access will be asked to leave and re-enter 90 minutes before the next game begins.

Q: What about tailgating?

A: For fans tailgating, vehicle and tailgate must fit within the 8 ½’ x 15’ space provided. Any vehicles larger than the above will be asked to purchase an RV pass or park at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

Q: Why are the ticket prices for the 2014 OHSAA State Football Championships higher than they were in past years when played in Stark County?

A: On April 1, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced the initial availability of all-session tickets for the 2014 football state championship games December 4-6 in Ohio Stadium.

The sale of this first all-session ticket book, priced at $105, is a premium ticket that includes a chair-back seat for all seven games and access to the Stadium Club. The chair-back seats are on the west side of the stadium (press box side). Another all-session ticket book on the east side of the stadium (no chair-back or club access) will be available at $84 beginning October 1. Single-game tickets will be available November 30 at $12 each for general seating and $15 each for club access.

We believe the schools, communities and fans will be thrilled with the experience of playing the football state championship games in one of the nation’s most historic venues.

Q: What TV stations will the OHSAA State Football Championships be broadcast on?

A: FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio are the broadcast partners for the Ohio High School Athletic Association and will broadcast each of the championship games live.

Location

Ohio Stadium

411 Woody Hayes Dr.
Columbus , Ohio 43210

December 4 – 6, 2014

Event Website

Stadium Policies – Ohio Stadium

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 school, their Conference, and the OHSAA 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 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.
  • 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.

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.  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 Ohio Stadium is 411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-6330.

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.  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
Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted in Ohio Stadium. Guests identified with alcohol inside the stadium may be ejected and will have the alcohol confiscated.

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 links.

ATMs
ATMs are located throughout the stadium at the following locations:  4A and in the Huntington Club.

Auto Assistance
As a service to Ohio Stadium guests, limited complimentary vehicle assistance may be available in any campus parking lot or garage.  Service is available before, during and up to one hour after any event.  Please contact University Police at 614-292-2121 for assistance on game days.

Baby Changing/Nursing Mothers
Most of the restrooms in Ohio Stadium are equipped with diaper-changing tables.  For private accommodations, guests can use specific family restrooms located near sections 9A, 11A, 12A, 20A, and 23A.  Guests may also visit the First Aid Stations located at 16A and 17A.

Comments/Concerns/Text Messaging
If you would like to recognize outstanding service or you have an issue that needs to be addressed, you can either:

1. Contact the Department of Athletics Event Management Team by email at penner.2@osu.edu.

2. Text BRUTUS <space> Issue and Location to: 69050

In case of an emergency, please contact the nearest law enforcement officer or Usher directly.

Concessions
Levy Restaurants will offer concessions at 13A, 19A, 21A, 16A, 20A, and 22A.  For your convenience, all major credit cards are accepted at all permanent concessions, select mobile cart locations and merchandise stands.

A courtesy cup of water may be requested at any permanent concession stand.  Guests with special medical or dietary needs, please see “Permitted Items” section below.

Directions
On game day, select streets on and around campus become one way. Upon completion of the game, the patterns will be reversed. Traffic control officers will direct you.  Guests with parking passes should follow the directions on their parking passes.

Campus may be accessed from exits on SR-315 north and south and I-71 north and south.  Please note along these routes for available exits as exit availability may be adjusted due to construction.  Please note that directions given on GPS systems may not be accurate on game days.

Elevators
Public Elevators are located in the following areas of Ohio Stadium:
Four public elevators are located on the west side of Ohio Stadium between gates 17-23, which provide access to the Club Levels.

Emergency Contact
To contact a person at the game in the event of an emergency, please call 614-292-6330.  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, Redcoats, 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.

First Aid Stations
First aid stations are located throughout Ohio Stadium at 16A and 17A.   These stations are staffed one hour prior to kickoff and will remain open for 20 minutes after the game.

Game Programs
Programs are available inside the entrance gates and on the concourse throughout the stadium.

Gates Open
Ohio Stadium gates will open one hour prior to kickoff.

Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located in the north rotunda near Section 1A and remains open for 30 minutes after the game. Any unclaimed items will be moved to the Ohio Stadium Facility Operations Office at (614) 292-6330.

Lost Persons/ Child ID/Locater ProgramAny report of a lost person will be acted on immediately by event personnel to locate and return the person to his or her parent(s), guardian(s) or companion(s).  Guests should contact any Law Enforcement Officer, Redcoat, Usher or Event Staff for prompt initiation of lost person search procedures.  If a parent, guardian or companion is not located, the lost person will be taken to the Police Room located near the elevators near Section 17A for further efforts in locating the parent(s), guardian(s) or companion(s).

Medical Emergency
If assistance is needed in the stands, please contact the nearest Redcoat, Usher, 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 Stadium. The Official Team Shops are located in A Concourse.

Parking
Please visit the following links for the unique parking map for each day.

Thursday Parking Map
Friday Parking Map
Saturday Parking Map

1. DAY OF GAME LOTS:  Parking is available day of game on a first-come, first-served basis. The charge for these lots is $5 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Those holding current valid Ohio State Parking Permits (A, B, C, etc.) may park in these lots free of charge.  On Friday, shuttle service to Ohio Stadium is available free of charge for guests who park on west campus (parking lots west of SR 315).

a. Vehicle and tailgate must fit within the 8 ½’ x 15’ space provided.

b. Any vehicles larger than the above will be asked to purchase an RV pass or park at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

2. DISABILITY LOTS:  Disability Parking will be located in the West Stadium Lot.  The charge for these lots is $5 on Thursday and Friday and $10 on Saturday.  This area will be accessible, while space is available, from Cannon Drive.  A current state issued disability placard, along with registration, and the person who owns the placard must be in the vehicle to enter the parking area.  Officers may validate ownership of the placard at any time.

3. RV LOTS:  All RV parking on The Ohio State University campus is sold in advance of game day through the Athletic Department website at the following link: http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBRVParking

a. Passes for the RV Parking Lot, which is located on Fred Taylor Drive across the street from Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, must be purchased in advance of game day by going to http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBRVParking.  All RV parking spaces are numbered and pre-assigned.  RV parking passes WILL NOT be for sale on game days.

4. All parking lots open at 7am on game day.  Vehicles parked overnight in lots without proper parking permits on display are subject to be towed.

Pets/Service Animals
Animals, except for trained dogs or service animals assisting guests with disabilities are not permitted in Ohio Stadium.

Playing Field
Guests may not enter the playing field at any time.  VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO ARREST AND MAY BE PROSECUTED.

Permitted Items
The following items are permitted in Ohio Stadium.

1. Binoculars
2. Blankets
3. Cameras & Video Recording equipment
4. Cell phones and pagers
5. Draw string bags smaller than 14 x 14 x 4
6. Rain apparel
7. Seat cushions
8. Small radios with headphones
9. Umbrellas:  Guests may carry umbrellas into Ohio Stadium for use before and after the game, but umbrellas are NOT permitted to be opened in the seating areas of Ohio Stadium)
10. Guests demonstrating specific dietary or medical needs (baby food, baby bottle, single serving snack medication or chair back seats) may enter the Stadium at Gate 23.
11. Water bottles that are clear, plastic and empty

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 Ohio Stadium:

1. Alcohol
2. Animals (except assistive animals for guests with disabilities)
3. Audio Recording Equipment
4. Bags larger than 14 x 14 x 4, Bota Bags or wine skins, flasks
5. Banners and Signs
6. Beverages
7. Bicycles
8. Chairs with back supports (unless accompanied with a doctor’s note or unless those provided through Ohio State), Folding Chairs, Portable chairs, Stools, Lawn Chairs
9. Clothing with profane, inappropriate or abusive language
10. Containers (common examples include but are not limited to hard sided coolers, soft pack coolers, ice chests, picnic baskets, cans, heavy plastic or glass bottles, thermoses)
11. Confetti, streamers, glitter, balloons
12. Fireworks
13. Food
14. Illegal Drugs
15. Laser pointers
16. Markers (permanent) and/or paint
17. Noisemaking devices (common examples include but are not limited to powered noise devices,  whistles, air horns, bull horns, blow horns, musical instruments, kazoos, bugles, sirens and boom boxes)
18. Sticks or Poles
19. Strollers
20. Signs
21. Sports Equipment (common examples include but are not limited to balls, beach balls, footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, segways or other motorized scooters, skateboards, and roller blades)
22. Televisions
23. Video Recording Equipment that is attached to unmanned aircraft systems or model aircrafts.
24. Weapons (common examples include but are not limited to aerosol cans, mace, pepper spray, firearms, including CCW permit holders, fireworks, pocket knives, knives, spiked bracelets, brass knuckles, martial arts weapons, stun guns, squirt guns, super soakers and chains)
25. Wrapped gifts or items

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

Re-Entry
Guests will NOT be permitted to re-enter Ohio Stadium once they leave.

Restrooms
Men’s and Women’s restrooms are located throughout Ohio Stadium.  ADA accessible restrooms are located near sections 8A, 9A, 10A, 11A, 17A, 18A, 19A, 28A.  Family restrooms are located near sections 9A, 11A, 12A, 20A, 23A.

Security Checks
All bags, containers or persons are subject to search. Cooperation with game management and security personnel will help maintain Ohio Stadium as a safe and secure environment for all guests.

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 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 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.

Guests interested in setting up a tailgate should plan to set up those tailgates in any Day-of-Game Parking Lot.  Day-of-game parking spaces are available at 7am on the day of the game on a first-come, first-served basis.

Trailers, storage units, and 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.  Vehicle and tailgate must fit within the 8 ½’ x 15’ space provided.  Any vehicles larger than the above will be asked to purchase an RV pass or park at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

No bills, signs, banners or tent frames may be attached to University furniture, trees, or light poles.  Freestanding signs must be secure and safe, and be no larger than 4 by 4 feet. No signs causing ground penetration are permitted without prior approval.

No tents or fencing requiring staking may be set up without prior approval. It is recommended that expandable 10×10 “pop-up” tents be used when possible. Tents may not cover grass for more than 24 hours.

Guests who are interested in setting up tents or inflatables and grilling at their tailgate should adhere to the OSU Emergency Management and Fire Prevention policies outlined at www.go.osu.edu/tent.

Ticket Policies
Buy Tickets

1. GENERAL POLICIES

a. Admittance Policy – Everyone age 2 and above is required to have a ticket, credential, or be on a pass list to gain admission.  Children under 2 will be admitted free but must sit on a parent’s lap.

b. Disability Seating

i.   Guests are able to exchange their tickets for tickets that meet theirs and their guest’s disability related need, based on availability.

ii.  Given the excitement and crowds on game day, guests are encouraged to make the exchange in advance of the game if possible. Advanced exchanges are made at the Athletics Ticket Office located at the Schottenstein Center

iii. If guests cannot make the physical exchange in person in advance, then on game day guests can enter the stadium with their tickets and then go to the ticket office in Ohio Stadium located at Gate 5 to make the ticket exchange.

iv. Guests should call 1-800-GOBUCKS for further details about the exchange process.

c. Lost/Stolen Tickets – Guests reporting lost/stolen tickets should contact the ticket office in advance at 614-292-2624, however there is no guarantee that lost or stolen tickets will be replaceable.

d. Ticket Issues – Guests experiencing ticket issues after entering the gates of Ohio Stadium should contact the nearest Usher or Redcoat for assistance.  Guests also may report to the Ticketing Services window which is located at the ticket office at gate 5.

e. Warning: Tickets should always be purchased from an authorized ticket agent, i.e. the Ohio State Athletic Ticket Office, Ticketmaster, or ohiostatebuckeyes.com, or a participating high school. Ticket brokers, eBay and StubHub, for example, are not recognized ticketing agents of Ohio State Athletics. Tickets purchased from unauthorized agents could be counterfeit, stolen, or otherwise void, and you may receive an invalid scan at the gates. Guests with an invalid scan will not be permitted to enter the Stadium and will have no recourse for reimbursement or other compensation.

2. GENERAL PUBLIC WILL CALL TICKETS:General public will call tickets may be picked up at the Athletics Ticket Office in the Schottenstein Center during normal business hours, or at the Ohio Stadium Gate 5 ticket office on game days.  Proper photo ID is required for pick-up.

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

Ushers/Redcoats
Guests should contact the nearest Usher or Redcoat for assistance in seating locations, medical emergencies, or for anything else that might make the visit more enjoyable.

Water Fountains
Water fountains are located near sections 17A and 18A.  Guests who would like water may request a courtesy cup from any concession stand.

ADA Information – Ohio Stadium

Ohio Stadium provides accommodations for those with disabilities, including elevators, accessible seating, and accessible restrooms that will allow for an enjoyable game day experience. Accessible seating is located on all levels of Ohio Stadium in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Accommodation Requests
If information below leaves you with questions about access or you wish to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Mike Penner at penner.2@osu.edu; 614-292-1848 or contact the University ADA Coordinator at ADA-OSU@osu.edu; 614-292-6207 (v) or 614-688-8605 (tty) or click on the Disability Needs Form link here to request an accommodation.  Early requests are encouraged.  Depending on your particular needs, two weeks’ notice will generally allow us to accommodate your request.”

Accessible Entrances
All entrances at Ohio Stadium are accessible for guests with disabilities.  Please enter the gate nearest your ticketed section, with the following exceptions:

1. If you are seated in sections 1A, 3A, 3AA, 5A, or 5AA please enter through gate 7.

2. If you are seated in sections 2A, 4A, 4AA, 6A, or 6AA please enter through gate 8.

Assistive Listening Devices/Hearing Impaired
Assistive Listening Devices are available at no charge at Ohio Stadium.  A driver’s license, credit card or some other acceptable form of picture identification is required as a deposit.  Please e-mail Mike Penner at penner.2@osu.edu or 614-292-1848 or see your nearest Usher or Redcoat.

Directions to Disability Seat Locations for Guests Who Have Disability Tickets When They Arrive to the Stadium
Once inside the stadium please utilize these directions to locate your seat.

AA-Deck
All AA-deck seat locations are accessible by entering the section where your seat is located.

Club Levels
Please use the elevators located between gates 19 and 23.

Directions to Seat Locations for Guests Who Do Not Have Disability Tickets When They Arrive to the Stadium
Once inside the stadium please utilize these directions to locate your seat.

West Side of the stadium (odd numbered sections 1 – 29)
A-Deck and AA-Deck:
All A-deck and AA-deck seat locations are accessible by entering the section where your seat is located.

East Side of the stadium (even numbered sections 2 – 30)
A-Deck and AA-Deck:
All A-deck and AA-deck seat locations are accessible by entering the section where your seat is located.

Elevators
Elevators are located in the following areas of Ohio Stadium:
Four elevators are located on the west side of the stadium between gates 17-23 which provide access to the Club Levels.

Medical Needs
Guests demonstrating specific dietary or medical needs (baby food, baby bottle, single serving snack medication or chair back seats) may enter the Stadium at Gate 23 ONLY.

Parking
Disability Parking will be located in the West Stadium Lot.  The charge for these lots is $5 on Thursday and Friday and $10 on Saturday.  This area will be accessible, while space is available, from Cannon Drive.  A current state issued disability placard, along with registration, and the person who owns the placard must be in the vehicle to enter the parking area.  Officers may validate ownership of the placard at any time.

Restrooms
Accessible restrooms are located near sections 8A, 9A, 10A, 11A, 17A, 18A, 19A, 28A.

Service Animals
Trained guide dogs or service animals assisting guests with disabilities are permitted inside the Stadium.

Ticket Exchange

1. Guests are able to exchange their tickets for tickets that meet theirs and their guest’s disability related need, based on availability.

2. Given the excitement and crowds on game day, guests are encouraged to make the exchange in advance of the game if possible. Advanced exchanges are made at the Athletics Ticket Office located at the Schottenstein Center.

3. If guests cannot make the physical exchange in person in advance, then on game day guests can enter the stadium with their tickets and then go to the ticket office in Ohio Stadium located at Gate 5 to make the ticket exchange.

4. Guests should call 1-800-GOBUCKS for further details about the exchange process.

Wheelchairs
Guests needing wheelchair assistance while in Ohio Stadium should ask the nearest Redcoat or Usher for assistance.  Ushers will be available to transport fans from the shuttle drop off and the entrance gate to their seats.

OHSAA State Football RV Parking Policies  Ohio Stadium

Thursday Parking Map
Friday Parking Map
Saturday Parking Map

General Information
All RV parking for OHSAA State Football will be sold in advance of the event. Permits are $50/day for the event. Permits may be purchased HERE.

All RV parking spaces are numbered and pre-assigned. RV parking passes WILL NOT be for sale on the day of the event.

The RV lot will open at 7am on Thursday, December 4. For guests arriving early, parking is available at the Ohio State Fairgrounds on Wednesday evening. Please contact 614-644-4567.

RV’s and vehicles-in-tow must vacate the lot by 6am on Sunday, December 7. If a vehicle remains in the lot, it will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Alcohol Policy
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 following links.

Auto Assistance
As a service to Ohio Stadium guests, limited complimentary vehicle assistance may be available in any campus parking lot or garage. Service is available before, during and up to one hour after any event. Please contact University Police at 614-292-2121 for assistance on game days.

Canvasing/Advertising
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.

No bills, signs, banners or tent frames may be attached to University furniture, trees, or light poles. Freestanding signs must be secure and safe, and be no larger than 4 by 4 feet. No signs causing ground penetration are permitted without prior approval.

Directions to RV lot
From the North:
Take SR-315 south, exit at Ackerman Road and turn left onto Ackerman Road. Turn right onto Fred Taylor Drive. Turn left into the north end of the RV lot, just past Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

From the South:
Take SR-315 north, exit at Ackerman Road and turn right onto Ackerman Road. Turn right onto Fred Taylor Drive. Turn left into the north end of the RV lot, just past Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Golf Carts
Use of golf carts on road ways and on campus is not permitted.

Grilling on Campus
No charcoal grilling or open fire pits are permitted on the OSU campus. Liquid propane grills are permitted on campus as long as safety protocols are adhered to:

1. Ensure a fire extinguisher is available for use in case of fire or flare-ups (do not “borrow” them from other buildings)

2. Propane grills must be placed at least 10 feet from structures and should not impede walkways or means of egress

3. Propane grills must be placed atop a shield, to protect the surface beneath from drips/spills

4. Use a propane grill on a level surface, avoid inclines and uneven ground

5. Place a propane grill away from brush, trees, foliage or other combustibles

Guests who are interested in setting up tents or inflatables and grilling at their tailgate should adhere to the OSU Emergency Management and Fire Prevention policies outlined at www.go.osu.edu/tent.

Pets
All pets are expected to be on a leash. Guests are expected to clean up after their pets.

Services
Water and dumping service will be available on Friday and Saturday morning from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. Please contact Rent-a-John at 614-989-2487 to schedule your water or dumping service.

Water service will be $25 per RV.

Dumping service will be $35 per RV.

Each party is responsible for scheduling their own dumping or water service.

Shower facilities will not be provided.

Severe Weather
In case of inclement weather, guests are expected to follow the direction of OSU Public Safety and/or Event Management officials. 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.

Tailgating
Trailers, storage units, and 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. Guests are responsible for the functions they host in their parking spaces. Vehicle and tailgate must fit within the red lines.

Tents/Camping
The use of camping tents is not permitted.

No tents or fencing requiring staking may be set up without prior approval. It is recommended that expandable 10×10 “pop-up” tents be used when possible. Tents may not cover grass for more than 24 hours.

Guests who are interested in setting up tents or inflatables and grilling at their tailgate should adhere to the OSU Emergency Management and Fire Prevention policies outlined at www.go.osu.edu/tent.

Questions?
For further questions or concerns, please contact Mike Penner at penner.2@osu.edu or 614-292-1848.

To purchase an RV permit, please visit the Ticketmaster website.

Location

Ohio Stadium

411 Woody Hayes Dr.
Columbus , Ohio 43210

December 4 – 6, 2014

Event Website

Parking

Please visit the following links for the unique parking map for each day.

Thursday Parking Map
Friday Parking Map
Saturday Parking Map

1. DAY OF GAME LOTS:  Parking is available day of game on a first-come, first-served basis. The charge for these lots is $5 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Those holding current valid Ohio State Parking Permits (A, B, C, etc.) may park in these lots free of charge.  On Friday, shuttle service to Ohio Stadium is available free of charge for guests who park on west campus (parking lots west of SR 315).

a. Vehicle and tailgate must fit within the 8 ½’ x 15’ space provided.

b. Any vehicles larger than the above will be asked to purchase an RV pass or park at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

2. DISABILITY LOTS:  Disability Parking will be located in the West Stadium Lot.  The charge for these lots is $5 on Thursday and Friday and $10 on Saturday.  This area will be accessible, while space is available, from Cannon Drive.  A current state issued disability placard, along with registration, and the person who owns the placard must be in the vehicle to enter the parking area.  Officers may validate ownership of the placard at any time.

3. RV LOTS:  All RV parking on The Ohio State University campus is sold in advance of game day through the Athletic Department website at the following link: http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBRVParking

a. Passes for the RV Parking Lot, which is located on Fred Taylor Drive across the street from Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, must be purchased in advance of game day by going to http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBRVParking.  All RV parking spaces are numbered and pre-assigned.  RV parking passes WILL NOT be for sale on game days.

For more information, please see OHSAA State Football RV Parking Policies at the towards the bottom of the Stadium Policies tab.

4. All parking lots open at 7am on game day.  Vehicles parked overnight in lots without proper parking permits on display are subject to be towed.

Directions

Ohio Stadium is located on the campus of The Ohio State University at 411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus , OH 43210.

Campus may be accessed from exits on SR-315 north and south and I-71 north and south.  Please note along these routes for available exits as exit availability may be adjusted due to construction.  Please note that directions given on GPS systems may not be accurate on game days.

From the North - Take I-71 South to I-270 West to SR 315 South. Exit at Lane Avenue and turn left. Turn right on to Fyffe Road. Turn left on Woody Hayes Drive. Ohio Stadium will be on your right once you cross the bridge.

From the South - Take I-71 North to SR 315 North to Worthington. Follow to Lane Avenue exit and turn right. Turn right on to Fyffe Road. Turn left on Woody Hayes Drive. Ohio Stadium will be on your right once you cross the bridge.

From the East (Airport) - Take I-70 West to SR 315 North to Worthington. Follow to the Lane Avenue exit and turn right. Turn right on to Fyffe Road. Turn left on Woody Hayes Drive. Ohio Stadium will be on your right once you cross the bridge.

From the West - Take I-70 East to SR 315 North to Worthington. Follow to the Lane Avenue exit and turn right. Turn right on to Fyffe Road. Turn left on Woody Hayes Drive. Ohio Stadium will be on your right once you cross the bridge.

On game day, select streets on and around campus become one way. Upon completion of the game, the patterns will be reversed. Traffic control officers will direct you.  Guests with parking passes should follow the directions on their parking passes.