Ohio State Sets New Spring Game Attendance Mark of 100,189

By Eric Seger on April 16, 2016 at 3:19 pm
Ohio State sets spring game record for attendance.

Sunny skies, pleasant temperatures and Ohio State football yielded yet another national record for the school on Saturday.

Ohio State broke the spring game attendance record of 99,391 it set a year ago for its annual scrimmage, becoming the first school ever to have a crowd of more than 100,000 for such an event. The announced total and new tally is 100,189, though there were noticeable empty seats.

The game officially sold out hours before it began, when the school announced there were no more tickets available for purchase and Ohio Stadium would be "at capacity."

More than 92,000 pre-sale tickets came off the board, with the final ones available sold while the Ohio State lacrosse team hosted Michigan in the stadium. The Buckeyes won that match, 10-7.

Students, who received free admission with their BuckID, eventually helped push the final number into six figures.

Ohio Stadium's capacity is 104,944.

Gray, led by quarterback Joe Burrow, leads Scarlet 21-17 in the third quarter.

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