Though you won't be in Ohio Stadium this fall, a photo of you might make it inside.
Ohio State has begun selling cutouts of fans to place throughout the Horseshoe for its four home games this fall. The prices will range from $25-$75, and they can be purchased on the athletic department's website.
All cutout orders must be placed by noon on Oct. 19 in order for them to appear in the stadium for the season opener against Nebraska on Oct. 24.
There are three possible locations and prices of the cutouts:
- $25 for a cutout in the student section in the south stadium stands (must be a student)
- $50 for a cutout in A-Deck
- $75 for a cutout on the 50-yard line (a limited number are available, per the athletic department)
All purchases, the athletic department says, are final. Nothing will be refunded if somebody requests a cutout of something that breaks its lengthy list of rules.
The cutouts will not be available to be picked up at the end of the season. But for an extra $20, the athletic department will ship a duplicate of the cutout to the purchaser.
These cutouts are being sold since Big Ten football teams are not allowed to have fans in the stadium this season. A few weeks ago, Ohio State president Kristina Johnson said that decision could be reevaluated at a later date, but the policy has not changed as of now.
Ohio State is also selling messages to be played on the in-game video boards during games.