Ohio Stadium  

Ohio Stadium is an American football stadium located on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. It primarily serves as a football stadium for the Ohio State Buckeyes, but it also hosts the Spring Commencement ceremonies each May. The stadium is also known as “the Horseshoe,” “the Shoe,” and “the House That Harley Built.”

The Columbus Crew played their home games at Ohio Stadium from 1996 to 1998 before the opening of Columbus Crew Stadium in 1999. From 1923 to 2001, the stadium also housed the Ohio State track and field teams. Ohio Stadium is also a concert venue, with performances by U2, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Genesis, Pink Floyd, and others. Bed Bug Exterminator Columbus

The stadium, which replaced Ohio Field in 1922, had a seating capacity of 66,210 people. A cinder running track was added in 1923 and later upgraded to an all-weather track. As a result, seating capacity gradually increased over time, eventually reaching 91,470 potential spectators in 1991. Beginning in 2000, the stadium was renovated and expanded in stages, removing the track and adding more seating to increase the stadium’s capacity to 101,568 by 2001 and 102,329 by 2007. In 2014, more end-zone seating was added, bringing the official capacity to 104,944. Another renovation began in 2017 with more luxury suites and a reduction of 2,600 seats. It has the highest capacity of any stadium in Ohio and is the largest on-campus football stadium in the United States. Ohio Stadium was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.


On October 7, 1922, the stadium hosted its first game against Ohio Wesleyan University, which drew a crowd of around 25,000, raising concerns because the stadium was half empty. This apprehension was allayed during the stadium’s official dedication game on October 21, in which the Wolverines won 19-0. The announced attendance for the game was 72,000, but no one knows how many people entered the stadium. This record was broken in a game against Michigan in 1926 when 90,411 fans packed the stands to support the Buckeyes; the last game sold standing-room-only tickets.

The stadium did not regularly sell out until after World War II, and most games in the 1920s and 1930s drew 20,000 or 30,000 fans, with many more attending the annual game against Michigan. On the other hand, the 1935 game against Notre Dame was a sellout, with over 81,000 people in attendance.

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