Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad (1) sits out the game and cheers with the rest of the Buckeyes due to a dislocated shoulder on Dec. 2. Ohio State won 79-59. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo Editor

Ohio State announced Friday that all federal government employees would receive two free tickets to all athletic events through the end of the government shutdown.

According to a release from the university, the two complimentary tickets are redeemable for all sports including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s hockey, wrestling, women’s gymnastics and men’s lacrosse.

These tickets can be redeemed only on the day of the sporting event through the Athletic Ticket office at the Schottenstein Center or at the ticket office at the respective event site. The patron must show a valid federal government identification card to receive the tickets.

The tickets are redeemable based on availability. Federal employees can begin to receive tickets beginning Friday at the Schottenstein Center when the Ohio State men’s basketball team takes on Maryland at 6:30 p.m.