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Ohio State nixes fall tailgating, offers refunds to season ticket holders

Ohio State nixes fall tailgating, offers refunds to season ticket holders

Lori Schmidt

There will be no tailgating allowed, the traditional Skull Session has been canceled, and given the uncertainty of the upcoming football season, Ohio State athletics Tuesday told season ticket holders they will be allowed to opt-out of their 2020 tickets without penalty.

The school made sure to note that there hasn’t even been a final decision made on whether games will be played this autumn, but if the Buckeyes do kick off, face masks will be required and social distancing guidelines will be in effect, reducing the crowd size at Ohio Stadium to no more than 20% of its overall capacity.


That means season ticket holders may not end up in the seats they bought. They may lose some of their seats entirely. Ohio State said the reduction in crowd size will require them to limit the number of season tickets each person can own. 

Details on that, they said, will be announced at a later date.

Knowing that much, fans are being granted three options: They can accept a full refund for the affected games, can receive a credit toward a future ticket purchase, or they can donate their ticket payments to support scholarships for student-athletes.

OSU asks fans with questions to contact the ticket office, either via email at [email protected], via live chat, or by phone at 1-800-GOBUCKS.

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