A proposal before Ohio State’s board of trustees this week would keep football season ticket prices unchanged next season. Tickets for the Michigan game would be the most expensive.
Ohio State University football season ticket costs will remain unchanged next season if proposed prices are approved by the university’s board of trustees this week. But fans can expect to pay more for the home rivalry game against Michigan.
Under the proposed prices up for board approval this week, season ticket prices for a reserved seat would remain unchanged at $702. The box/club seat season ticket price would also stay the same at $851.
Student and faculty season-ticket prices would also stay the same, at $238 and $659, respectively. Single-game ticket prices for students would remain unchanged at $34 per game, the same price since the 2013 season.
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The unchanged proposed prices come as season-ticket sales saw the largest drop-off in at least a decade. Non-student season tickets for this season were down 4.3% from last season.
The most-expensive single-game ticket of the 2020 football season is the Michigan game at home on Nov. 28. Tickets for that game will cost $220 for a reserved seat and $245 for a box/club seat, under the proposed prices.
By comparison, the most-expensive game of the current 2019 season is the upcoming home game against Penn State, priced at $198 for a reserved seat and $223 for a box/club seat. The last time Ohio State played Michigan at home in 2018, tickets were $197 for a reserved seat and $222 for a box/club seat.
The next-steepest games in 2020 would be the Iowa and Nebraska match-ups, both coming in at $150 for a reserved seat and $175 for a box/club seat. The cheapest home game of 2020 would be against Buffalo, at $63 for a reserved seat and $88 for a box/club seat.
Also up for board approval this week are increases in Ohio State golf course membership dues and fees. Under the proposal, annual membership dues for alumni, faculty and staff and affiliates would increase by 8%. Annual faculty and staff dues would start at nearly $2,800, while alumni and Buckeye Club annual membership dues would start at nearly $3,490.
Student annual membership dues would increase 2.7% to $750.
The proposed football ticket prices and golf course dues are scheduled for committee votes Wednesday and full board authorization Thursday.
Proposed 2020 Ohio State Football ticket pricesOpponentReservedBox/ClubBowling Green$70$95Buffalo$63$88Rutgers$80$105Iowa$150$175Nebraska$150$175Indiana$90$115Michigan$220$245
Dispatch reporter Joey Kaufman contributed to this report.