Ohio Stadium History
Ohio Stadium has been the biggest attraction in Columbus, Ohio since it first opened back
in 1922. As the home of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, Ohio Stadium regularly attracts crowds of more than 100,000
through its turnstiles. The stadium has undergone a few renovations since 2000 and now can hold more than 105,000 guests.
The National Park Service added Ohio Stadium to the national Registry of Historic Places in 1974 and it is the fourth biggest
football stadium in the United States and the seventh biggest stadium n the world not used for racing. All of the biggest
events in the Columbus area are held at Ohio Stadium so be sure to secure your tickets to the venue as soon as possible.
Ohio Stadium Events
Although it is known best as the home of the Ohio Stat Buckeyes football team, Ohio Stadium
is active year round and offers visitors much more than just college football. It was the original home of the Columbus Crew
of the MLS until they moved into their own stadium which was the first soccer specific stadium in the league. Superstar rock
and roll acts like Pink Floyd, U2, Metallica, and the Rolling Stones have all played concerts at Ohio Stadium as well. No
matter what is going on at Ohio Stadium fans, alumni, and students flock to the venue all year long.
When heading to Ohio, your trip would not be complete without a stop in the state capital and third largest city
in the state, Columbus. Between the Blue Jackets and the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer, who boast the first professional
soccer-specific stadium in the United States, Columbus is more than capable of meeting all of your sports viewing needs. The
city is littered with impressive architecture as well as world class museums and sprawling city parks all of which are well
worth a visit. 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
listed capacity of Ohio Stadium is 102,329 although for big games like those against the Michigan Wolverines it is not uncommon
for there to be around 105,000 fans in the stadium. The stadium is also commonly referred to as The Horseshoe because of the
shape of the seats surrounding the field. Wherever you find yourself seating among the 100,000 plus other fans in Ohio Stadium
you are sure to have a great time and an unobstructed view of all the action.
Ohio Stadium has
no permanent light fixtures in the stadium though it still does host night games and events. For such events temporary lighting
is brought into the stadium. A running track was added to the stadium in 1923 and has since been upgraded to an all weather