Buckeye football ticket prices likely to rise with 2013 football season
Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 23:01
The stakes will be higher for Ohio State football next season, as the Buckeyes will no longer be banned from the postseason and will be able to pursue a national championship. The price to watch a game in Ohio Stadium will likely be higher as well.
OSU’s Athletic Council will propose a football ticket price increase at the next Board of Trustees meeting Jan. 31 through Feb. 1, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
The Dispatch reported Wednesday that the general public ticket price could be raised from $70 to $79, an increase of nearly 13 percent. The Board will also vote upon the proposal to designate as many as two games per year as premium games, which would have higher ticket prices than other games.
Student and faculty ticket prices could also increase, according to The Dispatch. In 2012, student season tickets cost $272 for all eight home games and $136 for four Big Ten home games ($34 per game), while faculty season tickets cost $448 for the full home season ($56 per game).
An OSU athletics spokesman said Wednesday it was “premature” for the athletic department to comment upon the proposal at this time but said the Board will release information on its upcoming meeting Friday.