​Football fans could see lower football season ticket prices in 2018

Trustees to vote on football ticket prices for next year

By: Chris Booker

Published on October 31, 2017

The Game is in Columbus next year, and football fans may pay a little more to see the showdown with that team up north. But season tickets for Buckeye football could be a little lower in 2018.

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees will consider new ticket prices for football at its November meeting this week.

When Michigan heads to Ohio Stadium in 2018, it will be the marquee matchup on the schedule. As proposed, tickets to see the Buckeyes take on the Wolverines would be $195 next year. But the game against the Tulane Green Wave will only set fans back $67.

Season tickets in 2018 would be $681 per seat for the public – a slight decrease from this year’s $695 cost.

It’s a continuation of the differentiated pricing system in place since 2013. Discounts would be maintained at about 15 percent off the aggregate individual per-ticket price for public season ticket holders and 20 percent lower than per-ticket prices for faculty and staff.

The current student ticket price of $34 per game is expected to remain through at least the 2020 season.

The ticket price recommendations come from the Ohio State Athletic Council, a University Senate committee, and go before the trustees for final approval. The council is made up of students, faculty, staff and alumni and helps develop policies governing intercollegiate athletics.

Proposed 2018 Football Ticket Prices

OpponenetReservedBox/ClubFaculty/StaffStudent
Oregon State$95$120
Rutgers$80$105
Tulane$67$92
Indiana$86$111
Minnesota$96$121
Nebraska$180$205
Michigan$195$220
Season Ticket$681$831$640$238

Golf Course Membership and Daily Greens Fees

The trustees are also expected to consider a modest price increase for the university golf courses.

For the 2018 calendar year, alumni, faculty/staff and affiliate membership dues are recommended to increase by 2.5 percent. Ohio State student membership dues are recommended to increase by 2.1 percent, and daily green fees would increase by $5.

The membership dues increase would be used for capital reserve/replacement and for deferred maintenance. The daily green fees increase would be allocated as additional operating revenue.

A market comparison of daily fees and membership dues found the current rates are comparable to local courses for the quality and amenities provided.

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