Ohio State Football Ticket Prices 2023

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved next year’s ticket pricing at its general meeting Thursday.

Will Buckeyes tickets cost more? The short answer: it depends on what you’re buying and what you’re watching.

Season ticket holders will see a significant drop in sticker prices beginning in the 2022 season — but that’s largely because the Buckeyes will play six home games next year, compared to eight in 2022. The lower totals also account for fewer Big Ten home games , from five in 2022 to four in 2023.

Zone Price season ticket 2022 Price season ticket 2023
1 $1,287 $944
2 $1,151 $846
3 $1,022 $750
4 $885 $650
5 $799 $555
6 $710 $398
Season ticket prices per zone

Beginning in 2023, the State of Ohio will charge a fee of $2 per ticket per game for stadium maintenance costs. For clarity, NBC4’s 2023 figures do not include this fee.

Student tickets, typically purchased in all-season or Big Ten-only packages, are $34 per game, unchanged since 2013. Faculty and staff are also eligible for discounts on season tickets.

Ohio State hasn’t always zoned the stadium — that was a change for the 2022 season. Rather than having two pricing options for reserved seating and box/club seating, season ticket holders and single ticket buyers alike can choose between six “zones” around the stadium .

Drag your cursor to the right to view the Ohio Stadium ticketing areas. Drag the cursor to the left to see a map showing the levels of the stadium deck. (Photos courtesy Ohio State Athletics)

The most expensive option, Zone 1, includes only two sections above the 50 yard line. The other zones fan out around the levels of the shoe and out the center of the field, with the most favorable Zone 6 lining the edges of the top rows.

Average per-game ticket prices for season tickets will decrease for each of Ohio Stadium’s six zones, with the largest differences in zone 6. The averages in the table below were calculated by dividing the season ticket price by the number of home games in a season. rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

Zone 2022 average cost per game,
season pass
2023 average cost per game,
season pass
difference
1 $161 $157 -2.48%
2 $144 $141 -2.08%
3 $128 $125 -2.34%
4 $111 $108 -2.70%
5 $100 $93 -7%
6 $89 $66 -25.84%
Average cost per game for season tickets, per zone

Buckeyes fans can also purchase individual game tickets. While home game lineups differ from year to year and impact annual ticket prices, next year’s overall individual game ticket prices will decrease.

The values ​​for the table below were calculated using the prices per individual game for each zone and rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

Zone 2022 average cost per game,
single tickets
2023 average cost per game,
single tickets
difference
1 $189 $178 -5.82%
2 $169 $160 -5.33%
3 $150 $141 -6%
4 $130 $123 -5.38%
5 $117 $105 -10.26%
6 $104 $69 -33.65%
Average cost per game for individual tickets, per zone

In the 2022 season, Ohio State’s Big Ten home games will be Rutgers, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. In 2023, the Buckeyes will play Maryland, Penn State, Michigan State and Minnesota at home. The value differentials for tickets to Big Ten games vary widely, with tickets in all zones except Zone 6 increasing in average price over the next year.

The table below was calculated by dividing the individual game prices for Big Ten games by the number of Big Ten home games per season and rounding to the nearest whole dollar.

Zone 2022 average cost per Big Ten game,
single tickets
2023 average cost per Big Ten game,
single tickets
difference
1 $203 $217 6.90%
2 $182 $195 7.14%
3 $161 $172 6.83%
4 $140 $150 7.14%
5 $126 $127 0.79%
6 $112 $84 -25%
Average cost per game using individual game prices for Big Ten games per zone

Ticket costs for Big Ten games in previous years

Because Ohio State doesn’t host the same Big Ten teams every year, and because of last year’s switch to six zones instead of two options, comparing costs from year to year can prove difficult.

When Ohio State played Michigan State in 2019, box/club seating was $172 and reserved seating was $147, according to the agenda of the Board of Trustees Finance and Investment Committee meeting. For the Ohio State-Michigan State game in 2021, tickets are $169 and $144 for box/club and reserved seats, respectively.

Next fall, tickets for zones 1 through 3 for the Michigan state game will cost $230, $206, and $182, respectively. Zones 4 through 6, which fill the flanks of most decks, cost $158, $135, and $89, respectively.

In 2019, the Penn State game cost $223 and $198 for its two tiers, the Finance and Investment Committee Meeting and Agenda. In 2021, tickets cost $235 and $210. Next year, Penn State tickets range from $119 to $308, depending on the zone.

Tickets for the Buckeyes home game against Maryland are $117 and $92 in 2019 and $115 and $90 in 2021. In 2023 the Maryland game is priced at $153, $137, $121, $105, $90, and $59 for zones 1 through 6.

The table below provides pricing for all home games in all zones for the 2023 season. Big Ten games are marked with an asterisk

. Game Zone 1 zone 2 zone 3 zone 4 zone 5
zone 6 State of Youngstown $101 $90 $80 $69 $59
$39 Western Kentucky $101 $90 $80 $69 $59
$39 *Maryland $153 $137 $121 $105 $90
$59 *Penn State $308 $276 $244 $212 $181
$119 * State of Michigan $230 $206 $182 $158 $135
$89 *Minnesota $177 $159 $141 $122 $104
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