Helpful Tips for Attending Ohio Stadium Football Games in 2022

The start of the 2022 Ohio State football season, and one of the most anticipated home game schedules at Ohio Stadium, is just eight days away. No. 2 Ohio State hosts No. 5 Notre Dame at 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 3, in one of the biggest games of the season. ABC will televise to a national audience.

Unlike last year, when new technology like mobile ticketing and parking, metal detectors and auto-scanning tickets were introduced, there aren’t many changes to game-day procedures for 2022. Certainly, there are tips. and protocols to keep in mind when in and around the stadium. Some of the biggest news and notes fans should know about this year include: arrives early.

The standard game-day schedule for home games at Ohio Stadium this year:

  • 5 a.m. – Parking lots open
  • Four hours before kick-off: Skull Session doors open at St. John Arena
  • Three hours before kickoff: FanFest opens on the South Lawn of St. John Arena
  • Two hours before kick-off: The Ohio Stadium gates open and the Skull Session begins.
  • 20 minutes before the start: TBDBITL ramp entrance

Safelite is a new field sponsor

Safelite, the Columbus-based auto glass recalibration and service company, is expanding its partnership with Ohio State’s athletic department through a new multi-year sponsorship agreement with Ohio State Sports Properties of Learfield. In 2014, Safelite became the first company to sponsor a logo on field goal nets and will now be the first to sponsor field logos on what will be called Safelite Field. The field will now feature two white Safelite locations in front of the B1G logos.

Visit the game day website

Fans are encouraged to visit for all your match day information needs. The revamped site includes information on mobile tickets and mobile parking passes, traffic and parking, maps, tracking, and an AZ 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 iOS and Android devices. Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play, or search for “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 on their favorite Buckeye teams, ticket deals, game day information including parking and traffic, exclusive contests and more.

The official Ohio State Buckeyes app includes mobile ticket management, concession ordering, venue mapping, and free live audio of the game along with many other options. For more information, Click here.

Game Day Alerts Text Service

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

Individual Ohio State Game Tickets

Individual tickets for all games except the Notre Dame and Michigan games that were sold out can be purchased online at Verified resale tickets are available at, and through the Ohio State Buckeyes app. The Athletics Department encourages fans to protect themselves from potential fraud by using these sites rather than any other resale ticket options to purchase resale tickets.

Ohio 100 Stadium

The 2022 season will feature a celebration of 100 years of Ohio Stadium. The iconic spot on the banks of the Olentangy River has been the scene of 100 years of games, commencement ceremonies, concerts and, for all you Buckeye fans, memorabilia. The stadium will be commemorated in the homecoming game against Rutgers on October 1. The official Ohio State Buckeyes website includes a comprehensive look at the stadium’s history, lore, and moments. Visit

“A ride in our ‘shoe”

This week, the University Archives opened “A Ride in Our ‘Shoe: 100 Years of Ohio Stadium” at the Thompson Library. The free exhibit focuses on the history of the stadium with historic uniforms and memorabilia from Buckeye’s coaching legends.

Limited Edition Game Show with NFT

As part of the Ohio Stadium 100 celebration, this year’s limited-edition game day program will feature cover art that pays homage to the history and tradition of Ohio Stadium. Each edition will feature a foil stamping and cover design from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Each program will also include a bound Certificate of Authenticity and a personal access code to unlock an official bundle of exclusive digital collectible NFTs. of the state of Ohio. Game software costs $20 and can be ordered in advance, for in-game pickup, or shipped to a home address, at

Return: Stadium Experiences

Ohio Stadium “experiences” return to game day for the first time since 2019. The official Ohio State Buckeyes app is the best way for fans to purchase stadium experiences, including watching warm-ups with a pre-game field pass and take photos on the field. , press box tours and birthday wishes and messages on the video board.

Woody Hayes and John Herrick Drives open

Woody Hayes and John Herrick Drives will have reduced lanes (one open lane in each direction) in use, but both will be open on game day, unlike last year. All fans should plan ahead, arrive early, and allow additional time to enter the stadium.

West Campus Transportation

Fans parking and traveling from West Campus will board buses at Carmack 1, the far east parking lot. Shuttle services will provide service between the Carmack 1 parking lot and Coffey Road Park, which is located a short distance from Ohio Stadium, from six hours before kickoff to one hour after the game.

game tickets

All game tickets are now 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.

Parking lot

Game day parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis on football Saturdays. All soccer parking lots and garages open at 5 am All parking lots will be cashless once again this year and passes will be on fans’ mobile devices. Seasonal parking permit holders will have access to their passes through their Ohio State Buckeyes account along with their game tickets. Fans will scan the QR code on their mobile device upon entering the parking lot.

Only credit cards will be accepted in all public parking lots. Parking prices this year are $25 and $30.

cashless operations

Cashless operations will once again be used throughout Ohio Stadium this year, including program sales, concessions, ticketing and merchandise transactions. The cashless concessions system has been updated to provide faster service and check-out time. Fans can skip the line and order food, including new options like Hot Chicken Takeover, Dirty Frank’s and Smashed Buns, on the Ohio State Buckeyes app.

ticket stands

All Ohio Stadium entrances have ticket stands that fans will use to access the game by scanning their ticket from their own mobile device.

Metal detector

All entrance gates to Ohio Stadium will be equipped with metal detectors that visitors must pass through to enter. Fans will not need to empty their pockets unless instructed to do so by stadium security. The goal is a frictionless entrance to Ohio Stadium.

no baggage policy

Ohio State will continue its no-bag policies at Ohio Stadium and all athletic department locations. Small bags will be allowed, not to exceed 5 x 8 x 1 inches. Guests with medical or childcare needs may bring one bag, no larger than 14 x 14 x 4 inches, into the stadium via one of 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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