Good news, Buckeye fans: Football tickets will likely be cheaper next year.
Under new prices presented Thursday, season ticket holders for the 2018 Ohio State football season would pay $639. That’s an 8 percent drop from this year’s season ticket prices.
Next year’s game against the University of Michigan will cost fans the most, at $197 per ticket. The next most expensive game will be the Ohio State’s matchup against Nebraska, which will cost $120.
Looking for a cheap(er) football thrill? The cheapest-priced ticket will be for the Tulane game on Sept. 22, costing fans $67.
Ohio State had publicized slightly cheaper tickets earlier this week, pending the board of trustees’ approval. But on Thursday’s meeting of the board’s finance committee, Athletic Director Gene Smith announced the proposed ticket prices were slashed even more after President Michael V. Drake asked university officials to take another look.
“The president wanted us to look at it harder and we did, and I feel real good about these prices,” Smith said.
The university adopted a variable pricing model for public ticket purchasers beginning with the 2013 season.
“This dynamic pricing started under the concept it would go up and it would go down,” said Michael J. Gasser, chair of the board’s finance committee.
Student ticket prices of $34 per game will remain the same next year and through at least the 2020 season.
Season ticket prices for box/club seats would be $789, under the 2018 proposed prices, down from this year’s price of $831.
The board of trustees’ finance committee discussed the prices at their Thursday meeting. The full board will vote on final pricing approval at their full meeting Friday.
Proposed 2018 Ohio State Football ticket pricesOpponent Reserved Box/Club Oregon State $99 $124 Rutgers $80 $105 Tulane $67 $92 Indiana $90 $115 Minnesota $96 $121 Nebraska $120 $145 Michigan $197 $222 Season Ticket $639 $789