Single Ohio State game tickets sale July 11; Student sales near 30,000
13abc.com Joe Nugent, Sports Anchor/Reporter - email
Ohio Stadium will have approximately 2,500 additional seats this year – sending capacity to near 105,000 – and starting Friday, July 11, at 10 a.m. a limited number of single game tickets for all 2014 home games with available inventory will go on sale. Prices start at $79 (plus applicable fees).
Fans interested in purchasing tickets can do so online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com (link here: Tickets), charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, in person at the Athletics Ticket Office in the Schottenstein Center, or at any Ticketmaster location.
The Buckeyes’ home schedule at Ohio Stadium, with some start times already determined, is as follows:
Sept. 6 – Virginia Tech (8 p.m . on ESPN)
Sept. 13 – Kent State
Sept. 27 – Cincinnati (6 p.m. on BTN)
Oct. 18 – Rutgers (3:30 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or BTN)
Nov. 1 – Illinois (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
Nov. 22 – Indiana
Nov. 29 – Michigan
OSU Students Buy 29,614 Ticket Packages
Here is a big reason Ohio State coach Urban Meyer opens practices to Ohio State students, engages them in football-related activities and supports their ownership in the team: because the Ohio State students support the Buckeyes in a big way, and possibly unlike any student fan base in the nation. For this coming season, Ohio State students have purchased nearly 30,000 full season and Big Ten packages, with the final total an impressive 29,614 ticket packages sold.
The student total represents a 13-percent increase from 2013 (when students purchased 26,304 season/Big Ten packages) and a 15-percent increase from 2012 (25,798 packages were purchased). The total is also 1,281 packages above the student allotment of 28,333 packages.
“The student demand was strong and we reacted by not ending the sale at the set allotment,” Brett Scarbrough, assistant athletic director for ticketing and premium seating said. “The additional seating in Ohio Stadium allowed us the opportunity to sell more student packages and to also have some inventory available for the single game sale.”