Ohio State students may pay less for men’s basketball tickets in 2018-19
The Ohio State men’s basketball team is coming off an unexpectedly strong season with high hopes for the future, and students may pay less to see the Buckeyes take the court next fall.
The university has proposed reducing the individual student ticket price to $9 for both conference and non-conference games from past pricing of $13 and $12, respectively. The Board of Trustees will consider the change when it meets later this week.
Single game ticket prices would remain the same for the general public, ranging from $7 to $29 for most non-conference games, $10 to $46 for most conference games, and $14 to $57 for premier games. Season ticket prices are also proposed to remain the same, reflecting discounts off the combined total price of individual game tickets of 12 percent for the public and 20 percent for faculty and staff.
In 2017-18, matchups against Michigan, Michigan State, Maryland and Indiana were designated premier games. The 2018-19 schedule has not yet been determined.
Ohio State first introduced variable pricing for men’s basketball games in 2013. Prior to last season, the university expanded the variable pricing structure and introduced two additional lower-priced seating zones.
Proposed Men’s Basketball Ticket Prices
|Opponent Category||PSL & Club Level||Public Zone 1||Public Zone 2||Public Zone 3||Public Zone 4||Fac/Staff Zone 1||Fac/Staff Zone 2||Fac/Staff Zone 3||Student|
|Exhibition||$ 10||$ 10||$ 10||$ 10||$ 5||$ 9|
|Non-Conference||$ 29||$ 24||$ 13||$ 11||$ 7||$ 9|
|Conference||$ 46||$ 41||$ 28||$ 19||$ 10||$ 9|
|Premier||$ 57||$ 52||$ 32||$ 23||$ 14||$ 9|
|Season Ticket||$ 684||$ 604||$ 374||$ 276||$ 546||$ 341||$ 253|
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics receives no tuition or tax dollars and annually generates more than $30 million for the university’s academic mission.
In his first year in Columbus, new men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann led the Buckeyes to a 25-9 record and was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.