It’s typically one of the hottest commodities at this time of the year– a ticket to watch the Buckeyes play in The Shoe. Many Richland Countians make the trip, and others listen or watch a game via media.
For those who can afford it (and have access), season tickets are the way to go. This week, OSU officials announced sales for the 2022 football as well as new prices and guidelines.
Season tickets for an eight-game 2022 Ohio State home football campaign at Ohio Stadium will go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. The 2022 season will feature games against Notre Dame, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan with additional contests against Arkansas State, Toledo, Rutgers and Indiana.
Current season ticket holders have received direct correspondence from the Ohio State ticketing department regarding their season ticket renewal invoices. Renewing season ticket holders interested in taking advantage of extended payment plans offered may log into their accounts now to enroll in one of several flexible payment options. Those interested in becoming a new season ticket holder can find more information at https://go.osu.edu/fbtix.
A new per-seat contribution (PSC) model for 2022 replaces the current annual giving model that supports $29 million in student-athlete grant-in-aid costs. In February when this new model was announced, the lowest-priced season ticket was $710. That price has since been significantly reduced, and fans will now be able to purchase season tickets for as low as $559, a price reduction of more than $150 per season ticket. Single game ticket prices in Zones 5 and 6 will also be reduced.
“We are looking for more opportunities for our fans to experience Ohio State games, and lowering ticket prices is a way to accomplish that,” Senior Vice President and Wolfe Foundation Director of Athletics Gene Smith said. “We’re grateful for our fans who came back to Ohio Stadium this year to support the Buckeyes. We have an outstanding home schedule next year and we want to help as many fans as possible experience Ohio Stadium and the energy and traditions associated with Ohio State football.”
Under the new contribution and pricing model, Ohio Stadium is divided into six pricing zones, each with a different ticket price and PSC (based on location). The PSC will range from $0 to $1,500. Student season tickets will not require an annual contribution and will remain priced, for the 10th consecutive year, at $34 per game. Among the benefits of the new model:
- A majority of seats – just over 52% – will have an annual per-seat contribution of $250 or less.
- Nearly one-third of current season ticket holders will pay less for their same seats.
- More than 14,000 season ticket locations will be available without an annual PSC beyond the cost of the tickets themselves.
Premium seating areas (club seats, loges and suites) will not be subject to a PSC. Additionally, there are season ticket holders who historically have not been required to pay an annual Buckeye Club contribution to qualify for tickets. These exceptions will no longer exist. Faculty and staff selecting seats in zones for which a per-seat contribution is required will continue to receive a 20% discount on the season ticket price as well as on the per-seat contribution.
For more information on 2022 Ohio State football season tickets, visit https://go.osu.edu/fbtix.
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