The Rolling Stones are scheduled to play Ohio Stadium, the only stop in the Buckeye State on their upcoming tour.
The band’s May 30 stop at the Horseshoe is the second concert of a 15-city tour that will kickoff in San Diego six days prior.
While the ‘Shoe has not hosted a concert since 2003, the Stones announcement makes it the third show scheduled for 2015.
At the behest of athletic director and vice president Gene Smith, Ohio State has begun work to make the stadium a more active venue during the off-season. Stadium shows come with major costs, but they can bring in major dollars to the local economy, Smith said.
“When you have that many people, they end up buying things in the community — going to our restaurants, staying in hotels overnight and buying gas. They’ll spend their dollars here,” he told The Lantern in October.
In the fall, the university announced for 2015 a One Direction concert and a two-day country music festival featuring Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.