Ohio State to Offer Flexible Football Season Ticket Packages for First Time in 2019

By Dan Hope on May 10, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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Ohio State fans interested in attending multiple home football games this season will have new ticket-purchasing options this year.

Ohio State announced Friday that it will be offering three flexible season-ticket packages, giving fans who might not have the time or resources to purchase full season tickets the opportunity to buy tickets for multiple games at a lower price.

“We understand this new ticket marketplace and that fans want options,” Ohio State deputy athletics director Diana Sabau said in a news release. “We have inventory and we want to respond to the needs of Buckeye Nation. We realize it can be difficult to commit to a full season ticket, so we want to provide numerous ticket buying alternatives to make Ohio State games more accessible to more fans.”

Those flexible ticket packages will be as follows:

  • Buckeye Flex Pass: For $249, fans can purchase a four-game ticket package consisting of home games against Florida Atlantic (Aug. 31), Miami University (Sept. 21), Michigan State (Oct. 5) and Maryland (Nov. 9). All tickets will be delivered to mobile devices on the Friday before each game.
  • Rush Plan: For $327, fans will receive a three-game ticket package for the home games against Miami, Maryland and Wisconsin (Oct. 26). Fans who purchase these tickets will have full ticket management options, including the ability to transfer tickets to friends or post for sale on Ohio State's TicketExchange.
  • Blitz Plan: For $297, fans will receive a three-game ticket package for the home games against Florida Atlantic, Cincinnati (Sept. 7) and Michigan State. These tickets will also include full ticket management options.

Under the flexible season-ticket plans, each ticket will be in a different seat location for each game purchased. Rush Plan and Blitz Plan will know their seat locations prior to purchasing the plans, but Flex Pass customers will learn their seat locations when they receive their tickets.

Ohio State's final home game of the season, against Penn State on Nov. 23, is the only one that is not included in any of the partial season-ticket packages.

Full season-ticket packages for all seven home games at Ohio Stadium this year are set to go on sale Monday, and are available for purchase through Ohio State's official website. Public season-ticket prices for the 2019 season start at $702 for the seven-game package, while box/club seats cost $851 for the season.

Ohio State's full-season ticket packages also require customers to purchase Buckeye Club memberships, which cost $1,500 per two seats, but the flexible season-ticket packages will not.

The Flex Pass will be on sale beginning June 17, while the Rush Plan and Blitz Plan will each be available on June 24.

Remaining single-game tickets will be on sale July 19 at the following price points:

Game Reserved Seating B-Deck Top 4 Rows Box/Club
CINCINNATI $90 $72 $115
MIAMI (OH) $65 $52 $90
MICHIGAN STATE $147 $118 $172
WISCONSIN $170 $136 $195
MARYLAND $92 $74 $117
PENN STATE $198 $159 $223

Ohio State drew a total attendance of 713,630 people for its seven games at Ohio Stadium in 2018, down from 752,464 in 2017. Ohio Stadium's capacity was reduced by 2,852 seats for the 2018 season, from 104,944 to 102,092, due to the construction of luxury box seats in B-deck.

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