Choices Ford Field (Detroit) Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis) Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis) Soldier Field (Chicago) Anywhere North of West Virginia works for me Vote Comments Show All Comments Is it Saturday Yet 28 Apr 2012, 7:03 am I'd like to see it played outdoors , which I believe leaves only one option from those listed. LadyBuck 28 Apr 2012, 7:29 am Optimistically, I would love to seee a northern play-off game. However, I don't believe that's likely. I voted realistically, which would be in Indy, since it's smack-dab in the middle of Big Ten country. Urban Nation 28 Apr 2012, 8:22 am The whole point would be to get SEC teams to play in the cold how would that work in a dome? It's good to be home. buckeyedude 28 Apr 2012, 8:24 am Ford Field for two reasons: 1. Because it's only 40 mins. up I-75 from my house, and 2. Would love nothing more than to invade the epicenter of Sun and Blue Nation with tens of thousands of Buckeye fans for a championship playoff game that doesn't involve them. TheHumbleBuckeye 28 Apr 2012, 10:13 am Blasphemy! Have you not read and accepted The Word? And then He looked at his disciples as the car coasted off the side of a highway in That State Up North. The Land of Milk and Honey was a visible in the distance. A service station was a mere field goal distance away. Then Archie, the disciple whom He loved, spoke: "shall we push thy car into that service station dear coach?". And then he responded, "Bite thy tongue, young one. Is it not worth all that is good in the Land of Milk and Honey to use thy strength to push thoust car across the border? Amen, I say to you, for I do not want to give one goddamn dime to this state!". And thus his disciples pushed His car the remaining distance to The Land of Milk and Honey. And He blessed them. - The Book of Archie 19:74-75 BuckeyeVet 28 Apr 2012, 2:19 pm Humble - Love it! You, sir, are a true Buckeye historian. "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx "The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote". ytownnut 28 Apr 2012, 8:37 am Soldfier Field. Has to be outdoors. We want to see how these SEC big boys play in different weather conditions. Those who stay wil be .......Diinner!! Brady Joke GlueFingers Lavelli 28 Apr 2012, 8:37 am Had to go with outdoor site. Chicago is the biggest stage the midwest can offer. Bring any school from south of Kentucky up and lets see how good they are. Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball. lamplighter 28 Apr 2012, 8:51 am ^^^^^^ what they both said. Soldier Field in late December. Excellent Could also go with Cleveland Stadium - they haven't seen real football in years and the way things are going they won't for a long, long time to come xtremebuckeye 28 Apr 2012, 9:04 am anywhere but detroit O H I O is the Buckeye State Jason Priestas Staff 28 Apr 2012, 9:56 am Soldier Field /Chicagoan wside buck 28 Apr 2012, 10:52 am Soldier field because it is outdoors and the city of Chicago could easily handle the large influx of people during a champtionship game. BrewstersMillions 28 Apr 2012, 10:56 am Chicago's lake effect weather make's Cleveland seem like Sarasota. Solider Field is a great venue but the B1G would actually have to work with the Chicago Park District as they own the place, not the Bears-More trouble than its worth. Besides, with how bad Jay, Marshall, and Jeffery are going to tear the field up this year, no one is going to want to play in Chicago come December :) Jason Priestas Staff 28 Apr 2012, 11:25 am I guess I disagree. Lake effects only hammer cities on the east side of lakes in North America (Cleveland, Buffalo). As such, it's really not an issue up here. That's not to say Chicago isn't cold or windy, because it is, but we don't really suffer lake effect. Normal Buck 28 Apr 2012, 7:44 pm Chicago doesn't really get lake effect snow - it all goes to NW Indiana and western M*ch*gan. I lived there 10 years and am pretty sure most of my friends who've spent their whole lives there have never heard of lake effect snow. I grew up in Cleveland, and IMO, Chi-town is much windier and brutally cold in the winter, however. LadyBuck 28 Apr 2012, 10:38 pm Chicago doesn't get snow compared to what lake effect those southeast of Cleveland get. As someone who's lived in the snow belt for most of their lives, I can attest to crazy snow conditions. Chicago is cold and windy, sure, but they don't get the ridiculous weather that lake effect causes. BrewstersMillions 28 Apr 2012, 11:59 am Hmm then perhaps I don't know what Lake Effect is if I think Chicago's is. I've not been to much of the northeast so I might be a little less versed on the subject. My apologies. "Chicago in December is crappy" is the bullet point I was trying to get home there. DefendOhio 28 Apr 2012, 1:33 pm Cleveland. USMCBUCKEYE82 28 Apr 2012, 2:17 pm Indy!!! Naptown with the roof and sides open in December will be where it needs to be played. Open to the elements but with a good field turf. That way you don't have to worry about a jacked up muddy field from the bears. If they don't open the stadium up then it needs to be in Chitown. Either way it will be OUR HOUSE!!! O-H Jeremy91 28 Apr 2012, 2:53 pm Chicago. The whole point is to get the SEC teams to play outside in freezing weather in December! "Do not pray for an easy life. Rather, pray for the the strength to endure a difficult one" - Bruce Lee onetwentyeight 28 Apr 2012, 3:32 pm Who are all these idiots voting for Lucas Oil? What was the whole point behind getting them to travel up here? So that they'd have to play in the miserable frozen tundra wasteland that we call "Winter In the Midwest"! UGH. Nick 28 Apr 2012, 4:09 pm OUTDOORS PLEASE. OHIO STADIUM FTW DJ Byrnes Staff 28 Apr 2012, 5:13 pm Soldier Field in the capital of the Midwest works for me. Done and done. Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding. William 28 Apr 2012, 6:38 pm Lambeau? osubuckeye4life 28 Apr 2012, 7:39 pm I like that idea but since it wasn't an option I went with Soldier field. Any outdoor staidum in December! Let's see how an SEC team, USC, Texas, Oklahoma, etc fares in cold weather. johnblairgobucks 28 Apr 2012, 6:43 pm Heinz Field, Cleveland Stadium, Soldier Field, NY City, Lambeau. Any outdoor site works. All those stadiums work. I would avoid Minnesota's new outdoor stadium, because a 12 hour car trip up there would suck. I'ld rather drive 10 hrs to NY and have milder temps, than expose myself to Minnesota outdoor temps after a 12 hour car trip. Nick 28 Apr 2012, 7:24 pm flights to twin cities not bad johnblairgobucks 28 Apr 2012, 7:34 pm Only reason I'd invest time and money to go to Minnesota would be to go camping in Voyaguers National Park. Buckeyes playing up there, in the cold, I'm staying at home and watching it in HD. buckeyedude 28 Apr 2012, 8:50 pm I guess the point here is that if WE had the choice, many of us would choose to play the game outdoors. I believe the NCAA will be making this decision. Therefore, I believe they would choose one of the indoor venues. I guess if the NFL can play in Green Bay in late December and early January, then they can play an NCAA "playoff game" outdoors. Don't see the NCAA doing that though. LadyBuck 28 Apr 2012, 10:41 pm The NCAA want what will make the most money, which is either in the south or inside. There's no way they'll have it outside, but they should. How else are these southern teams going to learn how to play in real weather? GlueFingers Lavelli 28 Apr 2012, 10:19 pm ^^ No, but it's okay for Northern teams to play in the humidity in the south in late August-September. It won't ever happen, but I like any B1G teams chances against any SEC, or Florida schools playing in temps below 40 degrees. Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.