The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Football ticket process

Alumni association Sustaining and Life Members have the opportunity to purchase tickets through our alumni football ticket process.

The alumni football ticket process will be carried out in July 2017. At that time, tickets in the alumni association's allotment will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This process was established in 2016 in response to feedback from alumni with the following enhancements:

  • Game selection is in your hands: In this process, you have the opportunity to select which game(s) you want to attend, although you are not guaranteed to receive any game.
  • Opportunity for more tickets to more games: You can purchase tickets for up to two games (one premier or Big Ten Conference game and one non-conference/non-premier game). For non-conference/non-premier games, you can purchase up to four tickets.
  • Immediately know the game(s) you are attending: When you complete the ticket purchasing process, you know which tickets you are getting to which game(s).

More information on the process will be sent to eligible members via email, and a tutorial of the process can be viewed below. Tickets may be purchased by eligible members at the ticketmaster.com link below starting July 6.

If you are not currently a Sustaining or Life Member of the association you are not eligible to participate in the 2016 ticket process. However, if you are an Ohio State graduate and want to be a part of the alumni football ticket process in 2017, you can make a gift of $75 to any Ohio State fund by December 31, 2016, to become eligible. Learn more here.

Questions? Please contact the Alumni Association Customer Service Center at 614-292-2281 or 800-762-5646.

Ticket-purchasing process

How does the process work?

The football ticket-purchasing process for alumni association Sustaining and Life Members will be carried out on a first-come, first-served basis in July 2017. Additional details on the process will be shared with eligible alumni via e-mail.

Eligible alumni will select the game(s) you want and the quantity of tickets you’d like to purchase for your game(s). Members can select a maximum of two tickets per game for premier and Big Ten Conference games, or a maximum of four tickets to non-conference/non-premier games.

You can purchase tickets for up to two games (one premier or Big Ten Conference game and one non-conference/non-premier game). For non-conference/non-premier games, you can purchase up to four tickets.

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so there is no guarantee that all members will be able to get exactly the tickets you’d like.

Why did you make the change?

The change is in response to alumni feedback about the ticket lottery. Among the concerns were: the inability to choose which game(s) you want; having to wait two months to learn your result; and the limit of two tickets to one game. The new process addresses those concerns and gives alumni more options.

Is there still a ticket process registration period in May?

No. The ticket-purchasing process will begin in July.

Can I buy more than two tickets to one game?

Yes. You can purchase tickets for up to two games (one premier or Big Ten Conference game and one non-conference/non-premier game). For non-conference/non-premier games, you can purchase up to four tickets.

Do I get to choose which game I get?

In the new process, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. When you make your ticket purchase, you will have access to the tickets and seats that are available at that time.

How much will tickets cost in 2017?

Ticket prices for 2017 games are as follows, not including service fees: Michigan State and Oklahoma ($190-premier games); Penn State ($140-premier game); Maryland and Illinois ($80); Army ($70); and UNLV ($65).

Is my gift as a Sustaining Member tax deductible?

Due to these enhancements, there is now a value of $15 associated with the opportunity to purchase football tickets. The amount of your contribution that is deductible is limited to the excess of your contribution over the value of the goods and services provided to you. Please consult your tax advisor regarding your charitable deduction.

Active paid Life and Sustaining Members as of December 31 will be eligible for the following year's alumni ticket process. Alumni who made gifts of $75 or more between January 1 and December 31 are Sustaining Members and are eligible for the following year's process.

Alumni who purchased Life Memberships from the Alumni Association prior to July 1, 2012, will be eligible for the process every year.

You must be a graduate of Ohio State to be eligible to purchase a Sustaining Membership with the Alumni Association, unless you were an active member prior to July 1, 2012.

Beginning with the 2014 season, members of the Alumni Association who receive season tickets are eligible to participate in the process as well. Participating in the Alumni Association process does not affect your ability to receive season tickets.

If you have further questions regarding football ticket process eligibility, please contact the Alumni Association Customer Service Center at 614-292-2281 or 800-762-5646.

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2017 Home Football Schedule

DATE EVENT
Saturday, September 9 Ohio State vs. Oklahoma
Saturday, September 16 Ohio State vs. Army West Point
Saturday, September 23 Ohio State vs. UNLV
Saturday, October 7 Ohio State vs. Maryland
Saturday, October 28 Ohio State vs. Penn State
Saturday, November 11 Ohio State vs. Michigan State
Saturday, November 18 Ohio State vs. Illinois

Last updated: December 19, 2016