Some schools don’t take their spring football games as seriously as others.
Ohio State is in the category that takes it seriously. And, so do the fans.
The Buckeyes’ 2018 spring game is set to take place at 1:45 p.m. ET on April 14 at Ohio Stadium. On Wednesday afternoon, Ohio State issued a release saying spring game tickets are no longer being sold. The game has been sold out.
Approximately 79,000 tickets have been sold and already distributed and the capacity has been reduced because of construction. Last year’s game had an attendance of 80,134. The year prior, Ohio State had 100,189 fans attending.
This year’s contest can be seen on Big Ten Network.
Below is what was released from ohiostatebuckeyes.com:
“COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tickets are no longer being sold for the Ohio State vs. Michigan men’s lacrosse game and Ohio State’s LiFESports Spring Game, presented by Nationwide, both taking place Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Only individuals who have already purchased tickets will be admitted into the stadium, as will children under the age of 6. Ohio State students will still be admitted for free with a valid BuckID at Gates 32 through 36.
“Parking is free in the lots around the stadium and on campus, with the exception of the west stadium lot. Gates into the stadium will open at 10:00 a.m. with lacrosse game action set to begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by the Spring Game at 1:45 p.m. Both games are included with admission.
“About 18,000 seats will not be in use during the games because of construction in B-Deck and restoration work on parts of C-Deck. There are approximately 79,000 tickets distributed, and based on typical average attendance of Ohio State students and children under 6, the expectation is the stadium will be at capacity for the games.
“Even with the unavailable seats in Ohio Stadium, Ohio State will still seek to lead the nation in spring game attendance for a fourth consecutive season. Ohio Stadium led the nation with 80,134 fans in an under-construction stadium last year, with a national record 100,189 fans in 2016 and with 99,391 in 2015.
“The safety of our fans and visitors is our number one priority and The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is prepared to communicate with fans if and when inclement weather interferes with events at Ohio Stadium.
“Please visit emergency.osu.edu or follow Ohio State’s Emergency Management Twitter or Facebook accounts for official safety and game day weather-related information. Fans can also listen to Flagship station 97.1 FM The Fan for up-to-date news and information.
“While a no-bag policy has been implemented at Ohio Stadium, umbrellas and ponchos are allowed. To learn more about Ohio Stadium event policies and procedures, please visit: www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/gameday.”