Ohio State Buckeyes Football
Ohio State has long been a dominant force in the Big Ten and last season was no different. Following an impressive 2013 that saw the team go 12-2 and 8-0 in Big Ten games, the Buckeyes will look to carry last season’s momentum into 2014 when they open against the Navy Midshipmen on August 30. The school’s football program has claimed seven national titles since its inception in 1890 and owns 36 Conference titles, claiming 34 in the Big Ten. With just over a month remaining before the 2014 season kicks off, Ohio State tickets for the upcoming season are among the top five most expensive college tickets on the secondary market, a testament to the ever-increasing expectations from fans each year.
Though the team went a flawless 8-0 in Big Ten games last season, consecutive losses against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game and Clemson in the Discover Orange Bowl bitterly ended an otherwise successful Ohio State season. On the heels of two losses, the 2014 Ohio State football schedule will open up at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore against Navy next month. Ohio State will play its first home game against Virginia Tech the following week, beginning what is currently the most expensive home season average for secondary tickets in college football. Ohio State football tickets see a season average of $233.82 on the secondary market, surpassing both Georgia and Notre Dame in recent weeks as the priciest school this season.
Ohio State’s home opener against Virginia Tech is currently the second most expensive home game of the season at Ohio Stadium as average secondary price for September 6 Ohio State football tickets against Virginia Tech is $253.43, 8.38% above season average, with a get-in price of $108. The Ohio State football schedule will also welcome rival schools Illinois and Michigan at home this season, though a November 1 game against Illinois will see secondary ticket prices below season average. The average price for November 1 Ohio State football tickets against Illinois is currently $206.55 on the secondary market, 11.6% below season average, with a get-in price of $69. Michigan will serve as Ohio State’s most expensive game of the year on November 29 as average secondary price for Ohio State football tickets against Michigan is $432.58, 85% above season average.
The Ohio State football schedule will also see home games against Kent State, Cincinnati, Rutgers and Indiana. The Buckeyes’ cheapest game will be against Kent State on September 13 as average price for Ohio State football tickets against Kent State is currently $150.26, 35.7% below season average, with a get-in price of $60. A September 27 game with Cincinnati will be the second cheapest home game on the Ohio State football schedule as average secondary price is $176.51, 24.5% below season average, with a get-in price of $63.
Secondary ticket prices have significantly increased for the upcoming season as the Ohio State football schedule saw just one rival game at home against Penn State during the 2013 season. The secondary season average for Ohio State football tickets last season was $208.13, marking a 12.3% jump in average price at Ohio Stadium this season. With the Buckeyes expected to continue their dominance on the field, they will also see increasing secondary ticket prices as the school gears up for its September 7 opening date.
2014 Ohio State Football Schedule
8/30/2014 vs. Navy - Baltimore, Md. (M&T Bank Stadium)
9/6/2014 vs. Virginia Tech - Columbus, Ohio
9/13/2014 vs. Kent State - Columbus, Ohio
9/27/2014 vs. Cincinnati - Columbus, Ohio
10/4/2014 at Maryland - College Park, Md.
10/18/2014 vs. Rutgers - Columbus, Ohio
10/25/2014 at Penn State - State College, Pa.
11/1/2014 vs. Illinois - Columbus, Ohio
11/8/2014 at Michigan State - East Lansing, Mich.
11/15/2014 at Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minn.
11/22/2014 vs. Indiana - Columbus, Ohio
11/29/2014 vs. Michigan - Columbus, Ohio
12/6/2014 Big Ten Championship Game - Indianapolis, Ind.