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Ohio State Raises Ticket Prices From $70 To $79

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Tickets to Ohio State's home football games will cost more - more than twice as much for certain "premium" games - after the school's board of trustees approved an increase at its meeting on Thursday.

Most home game tickets will rise in price from $70 to $79, with the board also voting to permit the athletic department to designate two premier games per season when tickets will cost at least $110 and as much as $175.

The only game to be designated as a premium game this fall is Wisconsin, which will have a maximum cost of $110. Ohio State hosts archrival Michigan in even-numbered years.

The athletic department asked for the increases Friday during a meeting with the board of trustees so it could support 36 varsity sports - the most of any college in the country. The trustees voted to raise the price of all home games by at least nine dollars.

"We haven't raised ticket prices in three years and ticket revenue is a significant part of our revenue stream," said Athletic Director Gene Smith. "Periodically we've had to raise ticket prices now after having not done it in three years in order to maintain our long term financial plan we need to do this."

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