OSU reiterates mask policies, security, cashless operations for upcoming football season

Ohio State University

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — There will be some new features and policies at Ohio Stadium, this football season, as the Buckeyes prepare for their home opener against the Oregon Ducks

Beginning this year, fans will access all of their tickets and parking permits via their mobile devices.

According to officials from the Ohio State University, the public parking lots around the stadium will be cashless, with only credit cards accepted.

Ohio Stadium’s concession stands will also be cashless, although debit cards, credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay will be accepted at those.

Masks will be required in all interior public spaces at the stadium, including the Huntington Club, elevators, first aid rooms, restrooms, and the press box. They will not be required in outdoor public spaces, including entry gates, concourses, concession stands, and the seating bowl.

“Obviously, when you’re outside in the bowl or in the tailgate area, you don’t have to wear a mask, but we’re asking you to be sensitive to others, so if you’re unvaccinated, wear a mask, or if you’re uncomfortable, wear a mask,” said OSU Athletics Director Gene Smith. “The mask is proven to be a device that helps us protect us.”

In addition to the stadium, masks will be required during Skull Session in St. John Arena, inside French Field House, and on all campus public transportation, including shuttles.

For more protocols for the 2021 football season, including a new app for parking passes and ticket scanning, click here.

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