Get closer than ever to the Buckeyes… For a price

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Are you going to this weekend’s Ohio State football game, but don’t think you paid enough for your ticket? Ohio State has you covered.

The University announced a partnership with Experience to offer gameday add-ons for game tickets. The extras range from early admission to the game to being on the field for Carmen Ohio at the end of the game.

Here’s a list of available ‘experience’ upgrades for Saturday’s game against Northwestern, in order of what it will cost you.

  • $10 – Early Entry – Get into Ohio Stadium 30 minutes before the gates open to the general public
  • $15 – Ohio Stadium Tours – Get a tour of Ohio Stadium three or four hours before kickoff
  • $20 – Pregame On-Field photo – Take a photo on the field of Ohio Stadium three hours before the game starts
  • $25 – Photo with Brutus Buckeye – Get your photo taken with Brutus Buckeye at the end of the first quarter
  • $40 – Spirit Squad Anthem Buddies – Fans 12 and under can be on the field during the national anthem with a parent or guardian in position to take a picture
  • $75 – Blackwell High-Five Tunnel – High-five the Buckeyes as the team leaves the Blackwell Hotel on the way to Ohio Stadium
  • $75 – North Rotunda High Five Tunnel – $75 – High-five the Buckeyes as they make their way into Ohio Stadium at the North Rotunda of Ohio Stadium
  • $75 – Locker Room Tour – Take a tour of the Ohio State football locker room four hours before kickoff
  • $100 – Tunnel Experience – Stand in the tunnel while the Buckeyes take the field at Ohio Stadium
  • $100 – Pregame field access – Stand on the field from the 90 minutes mark until the band takes the field
  • $200 – Kickoff Tee Runner – A child 12 and under can run onto the field and retrieve the tee following Ohio State’s kickoff in the first or second half
  • $200 – Personal Message on the Video Board – Send a 50 character message on the video board during the third quarter. Subject to approval.
  • $500 – Buckeye Walk Experience – Walk with the team from the Blackwell Hotel to Ohio Stadium, surrounded by players, cheerleaders and other Buckeye fans.
  • $500 – On-Field for Carmen Ohio – Be on the field as the band plays Carmen Ohio after the game.
  • $?? – Seat upgrades – Upgrade your ticket to a lower level midfield, lower level sideline, lower level endzone or upper level sideline ticket. Availability won’t be announced until three hours prior to the game.

The on-field upgrades are not available to children in grades 8-12 due to NCAA regulations. Anyone who is late, wearing opposing team attire or whose conduct management deems inappropriate may be denied the experience without refund.

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