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BEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL ATMOSPHERE

When you enter Ohio Stadium, you walk into hallowed grounds. The history, the traditions, the love... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tkmwrites
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ohio
Great way to spend a Saturday.

Tickets are sometimes hard to come by, but if you can snag one, The Shoe is the place to be on a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jmasconi75
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you enter Ohio Stadium, you walk into hallowed grounds. The history, the traditions, the love, the fun, the cheers, the teams, the wins (and losses), the band...so much to enjoy and revel in.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tkmwrites
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tickets are sometimes hard to come by, but if you can snag one, The Shoe is the place to be on a Saturday afternoon. The ambiance, TBDBIL (The Best Damn Band In the Land), the people watching and of course, the game! If you can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jmasconi75
Reviewed 11 January 2019

I might as well have gone to heaven as the game was surreal for me. It was great to finally see a game.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ramler1
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Always a lot of fun and high energy attending an OSU football game at the "Shoe"! The stadium is bigger than some NFL stadiums and seats better than 100,000 Clean facility. Best to arrive early. Traffic is a mess, but very well organized by OSU...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cheri D
Reviewed 31 December 2018

The 'Shoe' is without question the place to be on a college Football Saturday! 100,000+ people getting cranked for a huge showdown in the Big Ten or maybe a top ten program daring to enter the Dragon's layer for a beat down! Who knows what...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Turner A
Reviewed 20 December 2018

First ever event I have been at where the lines to the ladies room was shorter than the mens! Not sure if they just have more ladies rooms than normal but it was nice to go to a sporting event and not spend 30 minutes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank traveltime409
Reviewed 17 December 2018

What a great atmosphere! Staff on hand to help you find your way. The stadium and tail gating is so much fun.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ebeth1127
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Not a place I would recommend for any family or basically anyone that is not ready to deal with multiple confrontations unless you are an OSU fan of course. There are a lot of local bars in the area that are really nice except that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Great game but recommend eating before you go. Food selection extremely limited and expensive. Bathrooms very crowded, plan accordingly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LorraineB572
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Priceless! Stayed at Holiday Inn Express on Olentangy River Road. Great game with some great people!

Date of experience: November 2018
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David b
2 November 2018|
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Response from rachelh617 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot on W Dodridge Rd that is $15 and all proceeds go to the Special Olympics. Across the street from that parking lot is another lot that is $20. We park here and walk Olentangy Rd up to Lane and over to... More
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28 October 2018|
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Response from Chuck C | Reviewed this property |
Our game-day M.O.: Stay as close to the stadium as you can, drive to the campus early (we've gone at 7am for a noon kickoff) and park as close to the stadium as you can. There are plenty of lots open at that time... More
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
O-H-I-O Buckeyes game day experience is the best. Be sure to take in the skull session before the game MUST SEE.
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