Jesse Owens Plaza
Jesse Owens winning four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics, right up in Adolf Hitler’s face, is one of the most epic stories in all of sports — and maybe American — history.
Those medals are symbolized in Curtis Patterson’s bronze sculpture Celebration for a Champion in the plaza in front of Ohio Stadium. The four vertical triangular planes, one for each medal, stretch up into a pyramid. As you walk through each section, you’ll see quotes, milestones, statistics and facts about the track and field star etched into walls.
While you're there: The Ohio Stadium rotunda is also pretty cool.