Food, drink and concessions returning for Ohio State athletic events

Adam Jardy
The Columbus Dispatch
Fans enjoy pyrotechnics during introductions before the Ohio State women's basketball game against Michigan on Thursday.

Ohio State fans can again enjoy food and drinks while watching home sporting events.

In an update to the university's COVID-19 policies, Ohio State announced that fans can again eat and drink at games starting with Thursday's men's basketball game against Iowa.

On Jan. 4, Ohio State closed its concession stands and prohibited eating and drinking at games as the COVID-19 omicron variant spread and forced game cancelations and postponements. The full concession menu is expected to be available later this month.

"We appreciate fans’ commitment to mask-wearing and ask that you keep up the good work," senior vice president for student life Melissa Shivers and senior vice president and athletics director Gene Smith said in a joint statement.

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