All-Session Tickets Provide Priority Seating to All Seven Championship Games Single-Game Tickets Go On-Sale in October
April 1, 2014
OHSAA’s State Football Championships will return to Columbus December 4-6, 2014.
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 in October. To purchase all-session tickets, contact Gridiron Gang member Brian Timm with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://go.osu.edu/Gridiron using offer code GRID1.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
TO: The Greater Columbus Hospitality Community
FROM: Linda Logan, GCSC Executive Director
DATE: Monday, July 28
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 GCSC Director of Events Eric Archibald at email@example.com. Follow us via our Facebook page as a source for updates!
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: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
• Friday: 10:00 a.m. (Doors open at 9:00 a.m.), 3:00 p.m. (Doors open at 2:00 p.m.) and 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Q: Where will fans attending the State Football Championships be able to park? Is there reserved parking? Is parking free?
A: Public parking costs only $5 per day in the parking lots and garages surrounding Ohio Stadium including the Tuttle Garage, St. John Arena and French Fieldhouse lots. The West Lot adjacent to Ohio Stadium is reserved for permit parking only. RV parking is available for $50 in the paved lots on the west side of the Olentangy River.
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 have been on-sale since May via pre-sale opportunities to constituencies. Past ticket holders have been able to purchase all-session tickets since August 1. Schools, coaches and officials will be able to purchase all-session tickets beginning September 1. The general public will be able to purchase all-session tickets starting October 1.
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. They are available before single games tickets go on-sale to the general public in October.
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: All-session tickets for each of the seven division championships have been on-sale since April 1. To purchase all-session tickets via the pre-sale, visit http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBTix using promo code GRID1.
On October 1, the general public can purchase all-session tickets at 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: 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. 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: When will the teams competing in the State Football Championships be announced along with the day and times of their games?
A: OHSAA State Semifinal games will conclude the Saturday before the week of the championship games. Days and times for each championship game at Ohio Stadium will be announced on Sunday, November 30.
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.