Hoping to get some input from the Buckeye faithful on tickets for the Maryland game. The wife and I attended home games in the 'Shoe from 2004-08 while I was in school, so it's been a while. We sat in C deck for 3 years, and B deck on east side in the first 3-4 rows one year. I remember some of our views being obstructed by pillars in B deck.
Anywho, trying to take my family of 5 to their first football game in Ohio. The first game I took the kids to was last year's Fiesta Bowl (sad face...) and am hoping for a better outcome this time, hence Maryland :) !
We are flying in from Idaho, so with a family of 5 I'm not really interested in trying to get scalped tickets (none available, can't find 5 together, etc. are just too risky). Looking at the usual suspects, it seems the best seats are probably in B deck, and specifically in sections 3, 5, or 7. We sat in a similar location in terms of angle for the Fiesta Bowl and they were fine. I can't afford A deck tickets for 5, and even the C deck tickets available for that many seem to be in the corners or row 1,000,000. Since I also don't know what time the game is at yet (I don't think it's been announced?) I don't want to be baking in C deck on the west side for an earlier game or on the east side for a later game.
Is there a B section preference of those listed above? If so, how many rows up is too far? I think the ones I've seen are on Row 8. Also, if I can choose, which seat numbers are less likely to be obstructed by concrete pillars?
Thanks in advance.
TL;DR: Please give me your best seat recommendations for B deck in sections 3, 5, or 7, both in terms of row number and seat numbers. Thanks.