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Tickets for the 2016 Ohio High School Athletic Association State Football Championships December 1-3 at Ohio Stadium go on-sale to the public this Friday, September 23.

Fans can be a part of the special tradition that is high school football in Ohio whether their school is playing, they want to cheer on a Central Ohio school, have a youth football player who wants to see the state’s best teams and players in action or just want to see another football game hosted at the ‘Shoe.

“We are excited to have Ohio’s best high school football teams competing for state titles in Columbus again,” said Greater Columbus Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Shetina Logan. “The State Football Finals in 2014 and 2015 were incredible from both standpoints of attendance and the student-athlete and fan experience. We look forward to creating even more memories in the Horseshoe in 2016.”

Fans can secure all-session tickets in prime locations in Ohio Stadium at http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBTix.  All-session ticket books in the club level, which include chair-back seats on the west side of the stadium, are $105 each (good for all seven games) and also permit indoor access in the Huntington Club before, during and after each game. All-session reserved ticket books on the east side of the stadium, which don’t include indoor access, are $84 each (good for all seven games).

For more information on the championships, contact Brian Timm at btimm@columbussports.org or call 614-222-6386. Additional high school football information is posted on the football page at ohsaa.org.

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission and the Ohio State Athletics Department were awarded a contract to host the football championships in 2014 and 2015, with the OHSAA intending to move the finals in 2016 back to Stark County, which hosted the championships for 24 years (1990-2013). Due to the renovations underway in Canton at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, formerly Fawcett Stadium, the event will stay in Columbus in 2016 before moving back to Canton for two years.”

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission has been a catalyst in transforming Columbus into one of the world’s best sports destinations since 2002. Our mission is to rally Columbus to compete and win sporting events, providing a singular athlete and fan experience and positively impacting our image, economy and lifestyle. The Sports Commission provides the experience and expertise from hosting more than 380 new sporting events that have generated over $400 million in visitor spending, while retaining annual events that have generated an additional $250 million. For more information, visit columbussports.org.