Report: Ohio State Considering New 4,000 Seat Arena For Men's and Women's Hockey

By Kevin Harrish on May 9, 2017 at 3:14 pm
Ohio State hockey has a new home.

It appears Ohio State's north campus athletic district will be getting a little bigger as Ohio State is considering a new 4,000 seat arena to host the men and women's hockey teams, according to Tom Knox of Columbus Business First.


The school is moving ahead with planning for a Winter Sports Pavilion that would include a 4,000-seat main venue, 500 seats in a practice area, coach and meeting rooms and other amenities.

Currently, the men's hockey team plays at the Schottenstein Center while the women's team plays in the ice rink adjacent to St. John Arena.

While no specific timeline or site exists, the new arena is expected to be near the Covelli-Jennings Facility — a soon-to-be-built 3,700-seat arena that will house volleyball, fencing, gymnastics and wrestling matches — as well as the Schumaker Student-Athlete Development Center, which will replace the Biggs training center.

Ohio State's proposed plan.
Image via Columbus Business First.

The new facilities will join an area that already features the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the Schottenstein Center, Bill Davis Stadium, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Buckeye Field, the outdoor tennis courts, and the field hockey fields.

It would also be quite the boon for hockey recruiting.

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