The Ohio State University Alumni Association

The alumni football ticket process

Important information about purchasing tickets for the 2022 football season

The alumni football ticket process

All qualified alumni will have early access to order tickets Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 10 a.m. ET. All Ohio State alumni are eligible to order tickets Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. ET. All tickets will be mobile-only for all events, enabling contactless entry into Ohio Stadium and other athletics venues.

Ticket allotment

Sat, Sep. 3 Notre Dame 2 tickets
Sat. Sep. 10 Arkansas State 4 tickets
Sat. Sep. 17 Toledo 4 tickets
Sat. Sep. 24 Wisconsin 4 tickets
Sat. Oct. 1 Rutgers 4 tickets
Sat. Oct. 22 Iowa 4 tickets
Sat. Nov. 12 Indiana 4 tickets
Sat. Nov. 26 Michigan 2 tickets

Early access window


  • If you qualify, you should have received your Save the Date email on May 19.

  • The ticket-purchasing process for qualified alumni association members will begin on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 10 a.m. ET. carried out on a first-come, first-served basis, so your preferences won’t be guaranteed.

  • Details on the process and how to purchase tickets will be shared via email 1 week prior to the early access window, and will include a personalized Ticketmaster code.

  • Ticket pricing is now determined by seat location under the new 6-zone pricing model within Ohio Stadium. Learn more about the new zone pricing model

  • If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Athletics Ticket Office via email to athletic.tix@osu.edu, chat, or by calling 1-800-GOBUCKS. Customer service representatives are available via phone Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. ET.

  • To determine if you are eligible for this year’s early window, please see 2022 eligibility section below.

All-alumni ticket window


  • The ticket-purchasing process for all alumni will begin on Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. ET. carried out on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • This window is available to all Ohio State Alumni and will be before tickets go on sale to the general public.

  • Due to high demand this season, tickets during this window will be based on inventory after the early-access window.

  • Ticket pricing is now determined by seat location under the new 6-zone pricing model within Ohio Stadium. Learn more about the new zone pricing model

  • Please re-visit this page 2 days before the all-alumni ticket window for the Ticketmaster promo code.

  • If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Athletics Ticket Office via email to athletic.tix@osu.edu, chat, or by calling 1-800-GOBUCKS. Customer service representatives are available via phone Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. ET.

FAQs


Can I buy more than two tickets to one game? 

  • Yes. You can purchase up to 2 tickets for EITHER Notre Dame or Michigan and up to 4 tickets for any ONE of the remaining games.

Do I get to choose which game I attend

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

Is my gift to qualify for tickets tax deductible?

  • There is a $15 value associated with the opportunity to purchase football tickets. The amount of your tax-deductible contribution is limited to the excess of your gift over the value of the goods and services provided to you. Please consult your tax adviser regarding your charitable deduction. 

2022 eligibility


  • All alumni of The Ohio State University are eligible to participate in the Alumni Football Ticket Process and purchase Buckeye football tickets before they go on sale to the public. Alumni who make a qualifying gift, will have early access to the process before all alumni. 

  • Alumni who made a gift of $75 or more between January 1 and December 31 of 2021 are eligible for this year’s early access window.

  • Alumni who purchased a Life Membership from the alumni association prior to July 1, 2012 are eligible for early access window.

  • If you’re an alumnus who receives season tickets, you’re eligible to participate in the process, as well. Participating in the alumni football ticket process doesn’t affect your ability to receive season tickets. 

If you have any questions, our Engagement Center Specialists are ready to help. Contact them today at engagementcenter@osu.edu or 614-292-2281.

2023 eligibility


Make your gift today to be eligible for the 2023 Alumni Football Ticket Process early access window. Learn more about the new way we are recognizing our alumni who give.