Ohio State announces attendance limit for spring football game

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University will allow 19,180 fans to attend this year’s spring football game at Ohio Stadium when it takes place on April 17.

About 10,000 seats will be given to Wexner Medical Center and other entities on the college’s campus whose staff care for and administered to others by working and serving on the front line of the pandemic.

“On behalf of the university and the Department of Athletics, I want to sincerely thank Gov. DeWine, Dr. Mysheika Roberts and Columbus Public Health, and Mayor Ginther and the City of Columbus for their collective leadership throughout this pandemic,” Gene Smith, Senior Vice President & Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director, said. “We are not through this health crisis yet, but the collaboration among all of these entities has enabled us to safely return fans to our venues and, in particular, Ohio Stadium next week for the spring game.”

The attendance cap was determined with the guidance of Columbus Public Health and in accordance with the health orders announced by Gov. Mike DeWine.

The athletics department anticipates about 4,500 tickets that will be sold at $5 per ticket will be available to the general public when they go on sale on Monday. An additional 2,500 tickets will be reserved for OSU students and will be given away at no charge. The remaining seats will be reserved for players’ and coaching coaching staff families.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11 a.m. Season ticket holders will receive presale access by email on Friday.

The Ohio State Marching Band will be performing at the game.