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September has arrived. School is starting, the days are getting cooler, and in Columbus, there is a sense of excitement in the air that means Ohio State football season is upon us. Dust off your buckeyes, gear up your Scarlet & Grey pride and read these helpful tips for how to enjoy your football Saturday on The Ohio State University campus.


O dds & ends

Before you experience a Buckeye game day, you need to do your homework. Do you have tickets to the game, the latest Buckeye attire, and a place to stay that night?

Game tickets Apparel Nearby lodging Getting there and around

H unger


You’re going to need some energy food to keep up with the atmosphere for the rest of the day – here are a couple favorites:

I mbibing


Nearby places you can grab a drink or take in some Buckeye spirit.

  • Skull Session – an exclusive opportunity to get a sneak peek at The Ohio State University Marching Band before the game
  • Ohio Union – there’s a ton of stuff to do here on game days, including free tours of the new building for alumni
  • Longaberger Alumni House – tailgating spots and catering are available - call ahead if you want an area
  • The Little Bar – great bar tailgating near the OSU campus; there’s even a giant 16-foot TV so you can keep up with the game
  • Varsity Club – one of the longest established bars and tailgate parties that attracts alumni and college students alike
  • O Patio – conveniently located on High Street, this bar has a covered patio featuring a gas fire pit for cooler fall days
  • WNCI River Jam – large tailgate on Lane Avenue featuring live music and food

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Some popular spots to celebrate a victory are in the bars in the South Campus Gateway.