Ohio State Offers More Student Seats In 'The Shoe'

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 7:44 am
By: News On 6

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State is moving toward giving more students a chance to experience Buckeyes games from seats inside ``the 'Shoe.''

Ohio Stadium would offer another 3,500 student tickets for each football game, under a plan approved Wednesday night by the university's athletic council. The total number of tickets for students would be raised to 30,000 per game, and officials say that's more than at any other college in the country.

The proposal will be presented to university leaders early next year.

Ohio State says it can offer extra student tickets because other categories of fans, including alumni, donors and faculty members, typically don't use all the tickets set aside for them.

The Athletic Council also has approved $2 increases in football ticket prices.