Football is back on the banks of the Olentangy this Saturday.
The Ohio State Buckeyes will hold the 2019 Spring Game this weekend in Ohio Stadium.
This is always a great chance to get the grill out, do a little tailgating, sing the fight song, and enjoy some extremely low-stakes football.
It’s also a perfect opportunity to take young kids to see a game in the Horseshoe.
They probably won’t care that it’s not a real game and kids under the age of 6 get in free.
If you’re ready for a little football, either in person or on TV or the radio, here’s everything you need to know to enjoy this weekend’s 2019 Ohio State Spring Game.
The game kicks off Saturday, April 13 at noon Eastern.
TV & Streaming
You can watch the game live on Big Ten Network, or stream it via the BTN2Go app.
The game will be carried live on the Ohio State Football Radio Network. Find your local Ohio State Football radio station here.
The forecast for Saturday is calling for partly cloudy skies and a high of 56. So basically exactly what you’d want on a crisp October afternoon.
That is subject to change, of course, between now and then. You can find an updated forecast for the campus area here.
Capacity for this Saturday is limited to approximately 76,000. That’s because of the ongoing construction work going on in Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State students (with a valid ID) and kids 6 and under get in free.
If you are 6 or older and not a current student, you need a ticket. General admission seating is $5, and a limited number of reserved club seats are $15.
You buy those online through Ticketmaster or call the OSU ticket office at 1-800-GO-BUCKS.
As of last Friday, more than 50,000 seats were already gone, so you should plan on buying tickets before Saturday if you want to get in the door.
Gates at Ohio Stadium open at 10:00 am, two hours prior to kickoff.
Ohio Stadium Bag Policy
You may not bring bags or purses of any size into Ohio Stadium. According to OSU’s website, “Wallets and wristlets no larger than 5”x8”x1” are permitted. All items and persons entering Ohio Stadium are subject to security screening and inspection.” You can find the complete bag policy here.
Have you dreamed of tailgating right next to Ohio Stadium but don’t have the money to pay for a super-exclusive parking pass during the season? This is your chance to make it happen.
All lots on the north and east sides of Ohio Stadium are free and first come, first served on Saturday.
The lot on the west side of the Horseshoe is reserved for permit holders.
You can also park on the south side of French Field House, any of the lots near the Schottenstein Center, or West Campus.
Find the official 2019 Ohio State Spring Game Parking Map here.