Gene Smith Hopes Ohio State Will Be At Full Capacity For Football Games For The 2021 Season

By June 1, 2021 (1:08 pm)Football

Ohio State released a statement Tuesday announcing that season tickets are officially on sale for the 2021 football season. Along with that, the statement also included a quote from athletic director Gene Smith, where he states that he is hopeful that Ohio Stadium can be at 100 percent capacity for the incoming season.

“Our hope is that we are at full capacity for our football games,” Smith said. “We will continue to work with our university partners and with Columbus Public Health on all of our safety protocols, including strongly encouraging those who are eligible to get vaccinated. You’ll continue to hear that message of support for vaccinations a lot from our department, the university and Columbus Public Health because it is a key component to having a full stadium in the fall.”

The point on the importance of vaccinations was also emphasized later in the release, where it states that the vaccines have “been proven to be safe and effective.”

While season tickets are now on sale, faculty and staff members can purchase their season tickets starting on Wednesday. Starting on June 21, students will be able to purchase season ticket packages, while single-game tickets are going to go on sale in mid-August.

The seat selection process for season ticket holders is going to take place at some point in the summer, according to the release. The safety protocols at Ohio Stadium, including what the attendance numbers will ultimately be, will be done through “partnership with health and medical officials, including Columbus Public Health.”

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