Ohio State football is about as big-time as it gets in college football. The Buckeyes routinely compete for conference championships, routinely haul in one of the best recruiting classes in the nation and routinely sell out Ohio Stadium, a behemoth of an arena that seats 102,329 fans.
Combine that with a highly lucrative television revenue deal with the Big Ten, and the Buckeyes athletic department’s pocketbooks will essentially never be empty.
So, naturally, Ohio State is likely to raise ticket prices.
Here’s more from the Columbus Dispatch:
The school’s Athletic Council will make a recommendation on Friday to the board of trustees on an increase in ticket prices. One possibility is an increase to $79 per general-public ticket, from $70, a rise of almost 13 percent. Also being considered is the designation of as many as two games as premium games, with ticket prices higher than for the other games.
The Athletic Council might recommend both options.
“It’s still all in a state of consideration and discussion,” said Moritz College of Law professor Charles Wilson, the Athletic Council chairman. “Until the final thing is decided upon and submitted to the board of trustees for consideration, I think it’d be premature at this point to begin to speculate exactly what will be the recommendation.”
The board of trustees will meet Jan. 31-Feb. 1. Wilson declined to predict what the price of premium-game tickets might be.
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