Ohio Stadium History
Ohio Stadium is one of the oldest venues in college football and, as the home of the Ohio
State Buckeyes football team, it is also one of the most popular. The stadium was expanded in 1948 and 1991 before going under
a renovation in 2001. Ohio State began hosting football games at Ohio Field back in 1913 but it quickly became apparent that
the venue was not able to hold the ever-increasing crowds the team attracted and plans were set in motion to build a bigger
stadium for the Buckeyes. Architect Howard Dwight Smith was hired to design the stadium and conceptualized the horseshoe shape
which has become the identifying characteristic of the stadium and given birth to its nickname of The Horseshoe, or simply
Ohio Stadium Events
Ohio Stadium is home to many of the most exciting games in all of college
football each season as the Buckeyes battle all of the best teams in the Big Ten and beyond. This year Ohio State has home
games against the Virginia Tech Hokies, the Kent State Golden Flashes, the Cincinnati Bearcats, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights,
the Illinois Fighting Illini, and the Indiana Hoosiers before closing out the season against their biggest rivals the Michigan
Wolverines. If you have not attended an Ohio State football game at Ohio Stadium you are missing out on one of the most thrilling
experiences in all of sports. StubHub is the place to go for tickets to every one of Ohio State's games so get yours today.
Columbus, Ohio is home to Ohio State University and Ohio Stadium but also has much more to offer
its visitors. Columbus is a sports mecca and is also home to the Blue Jackets of the NHL and the Columbus Crew of Major League
Soccer, who boast the first professional soccer-specific stadium in the United States. The city is abundant with impressive
architecture as well as world class museums and beautiful city parks all of which are well worth your time. The Ohio Historical
Center in Columbus offers visitors the chance to take a stroll through a replica of a Civil War era village that is not to
be missed. In addition to the professional sports teams located in Columbus you can always catch some premiere student athletes
locked in competition whether they are playing for The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, or any of
the other local colleges.
Ohio Stadium Seating Layout
Ohio Stadium has a listed maximum capacity of 106,102
and there is no better place in the world to be if you are looking to enjoy an Ohio State Buckeyes football game. When the
stadium is at capacity the sound of the fans is nearly deafening and there is no way not to get caught up in the frenzy. After
your first visit to The Shoe you will be counting down the days until your return.
While Ohio State
does host night games, Ohio Stadium does not have permanent stadium lights instead temporary lighting is brought into The
Horseshoe prior to each night game and removed shortly after it ends.