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Ohio State encourages Buckeyes to ‘Be The Best Fans in the Land’

Display good sportsmanship, respect for others and patience

The Ohio State University and the Department of Athletics are encouraging and reminding fans to “be the best fans in the land” with the team’s rivals from the north coming into Columbus and Ohio Stadium.

Good sportsmanship, respect for others, patience and acting responsibly should be the mindset for all fans all week as Ohio State supports and encourages its fans to cheer on the Buckeyes.

There will be plenty of activity in and around Ohio Stadium on Saturday. FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff will be in a location adjacent to Ohio Stadium and the RPAC, and ESPN’s College GameDay will once again be broadcasting from the south lawn area at St. John Arena.

Kickoff for the 118th meeting between Ohio State and Michigan will be at noon.

Visit the game day website

Fans are encouraged to visit https://ohiostatebuckeyes.com/gameday/ for all game day information needs. The revamped site includes information on mobile tickets and mobile parking passes, traffic and parking, maps, tailgating and an A-Z guide.

Download the official Ohio State Buckeyes app

The most convenient way to access season tickets and parking passes is through the Ohio State Buckeyes app, compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play, or search “Ohio State Buckeyes” in your device’s app store, to update or download the app. Fans are encouraged to enable push notifications to get instant updates about their favorite Buckeye teams, ticket offers, game day information including parking and traffic, exclusive contests and more.

The official Ohio State Buckeyes app features mobile ticket management, concessions ordering, venue mapping and free live audio of the game along with numerous other options. For more information, visit the Athletics website.

Game Day Alerts text service

Fans are encouraged to sign up for Game Day Alerts, a free texting service that will alert fans to real-time traffic and parking updates, weather information and emergency notifications. Text OSUFB22 to 67283 to opt in.

West campus shuttle

Fans parking and riding from west campus will board shuttles at Carmack 1 – the far eastern parking lot. Shuttles will provide service between the Carmack 1 parking lot and Coffey Road Park, which is within walking distance of Ohio Stadium, from six hours before kickoff until one hour after the game.

Game tickets

All game tickets are issued digitally to fans’ smartphones/mobile devices. Download the official Ohio State Buckeyes app to access tickets, and visit Ohio State’s Digital Ticketing Guide for complete information on how to access and manage digital tickets.


Game day parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis on football Saturdays. All football parking lots and garages open at 5 a.m. All parking is cashless and passes will be on fans’ mobile devices. Individuals with season parking permits will access their passes via their Ohio State Buckeyes Account alongside their game tickets. Fans will scan the QR code on their mobile device upon entry to the parking lot.

Credit cards only will be accepted at all public parking locations. The prices to park this year are $25 and $30.

Cashless operations

Cashless operations are utilized throughout Ohio Stadium, including for program sales, concessions, ticket office transactions and merchandise. The cashless concessions system has been upgraded for faster service and check-out time. Fans can skip the line and order food on the Ohio State Buckeyes app.

Ticket pedestals

All gates into Ohio Stadium have ticket pedestals that fans will use for access into the game by scanning their ticket from their own mobile device.

Metal detectors

All Ohio Stadium entry gates will be equipped with walk-through metal detectors that guests will need to pass through for entry. Fans will not need to empty their pockets unless instructed by stadium security. The goal is for a frictionless entry into Ohio Stadium.

No-bag policy

Ohio State has continued its no-bag policies at Ohio Stadium and all athletic department venues. Small bags, no larger than 5-by-8-by-1 inches, will be permitted. Guests with medical or child care needs will be permitted to carry one bag, no larger than 14-by-14-by-4 inches, into the stadium through one of these two locations: the Band Center entrance between Gates 10 and 12, or the Press Entrance between the Huntington Club and Gate 23.

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