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September
2021
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New dining options await Buckeye fans’ return to Ohio Stadium

New technology offers low-touch options

Tacos, margaritas and hand-crafted burgers join some fan favorites on the Ohio Stadium menu as Buckeyes return to the ’Shoe for the first time since 2019.

One new option comes from Barrio Tacos. The Cleveland-based restaurant will have a concession stand on the main concourse this year. Fans can get chips, salsa, tacos and a margarita.

“They’re going to be serving their Barrio box, which will be two tacos: sirloin, chicken, or they have a vegetarian option,” said Chris North, director of operations for Levy, the food and beverage supplier to the stadium. “It’s filled with chips, salsa, guac or queso.”

Taste of the Competition returns with the new season and new opponents. The hamburgers are inspired by the flavors of the region of the visiting team. The Nittany burger, for example, has a western Pennsylvania inspiration and is topped with French fries, coleslaw and tomato.

Burgers aren’t the only item getting special attention.

“The 614 dog is what the culinary team came up with this year for our fans,” North said. “It’s a Sugardale hotdog topped with sauerkraut, diced onion and a stout brown mustard. So it’s got a little bit of spice and then a hot honey [flavor].”

Traditional fan favorites like hot dogs, popcorn and soft pretzels remain on the menu.

Changes to the game day experience go beyond snacks and drinks. The stadium features a more robust mobile ordering option though the Ohio State Buckeyes app.

“With the QR codes that we have laid out in the concourse, it’s as simple as taking a picture with your phone, and it takes you straight to the website,” North said.

The QR codes are located outside of each concession stand and offer items from that concession stand only so customers are sure to order from the right location.

Another technology change: All parking lots and garages, the stadium ticket office, concession locations and merchandise stands will be cashless. All major credit cards and Apple Pay or Google Pay will be accepted at these locations.

For all game day information, visit www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/gameday.

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