How To Find The Cheapest Ohio State Football Tickets + Face Value Options

Where to Buy Ohio State Football Tickets

Despite the second spot in this year's secondary rankings, Ohio State as some tickets available directly from Ticketmaster for every game except Michigan State. The cheapest face value tickets start at $48 for Florida Atlantic, $65 for Miami of Ohio, $90 for Cincinnati, $170 for Wisconsin, $60 for Maryland and $198 for Penn State. For most games, tickets are only available in the endzone and upper corners.  For fans looking to get Michigan State tickets directly from the team, they'll have to opt for the Blitz mini plan, which also comes with  tickets against Florida Atlantic and Miami of Ohio, and starts at $297. There's also a $249 Flex Pass available which includes games against Florida Atlantic, Miami, Michigan State and Maryland, with seat location sent to your mobile phone the Friday before the game.  

More inventory for sale from Ohio State means less available on the secondary market, which means prices are up 30% from last year's average price/. On the secondary market TicketIQ has Low Price Guarantees on Ohio State football tickets for all games on the 2019 schedule, in addition to Low Price Guarantees on all college football tickets, which means that if you find a secondary market ticket for less on a site like Stubhub or Seatgeek, we’ll give you 200% of the difference in ticket credit. TicketIQ customers save an average of 5%-20% compared to Stubhub and Seatgeek. 

 

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How Much Are Ohio State Football Tickets

As you would assume given the status of the program, Ohio State’s tickets are on the more expensive side. Even games against smaller non-conference opponents have average resale prices of over $160. Shopping smart, now more than ever, is essential. Keeping an eye on deals, in addition to targeting mid-level games like visits from Cincinnati or Maryland, will likely help you get the best deal with the least stress.

Overall on secondary market, prices are up 30% from 2018 in because of not only big games, but because there are less tickets for sale on the secondary market.  That means that for 2019, the average Ohio State ticket price is $352, making them the second most expensive team in the nation, behind only Georgia. It's also the second highest of the decade for the Buckeyes. 

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Ticket Prices for All Ohio State Home Games On The 2019 Schedule

August 31 vs. Florida Atlantic Owls 🎟️

  • Secondary Market Average Price: $164
  • Secondary Market Cheapest Ticket: $74

The Owl’s biggest name is actually on the sidelines rather than the field: head coach Lane Kiffin. But, regardless of who’s on the staff, Ohio State shouldn’t have any problems kicking off the season on a positive note.

September 7th vs. Cincinnati Bearcats 🎟️

  • Secondary Market Average Price: $208
  • Secondary Market Cheapest Ticket: $113

While you might not think of the Bearcats as a college football power, things are trending in the right direction in Cincinnati. Coming off an 11-2 record last season, they’ll ensure Ohio State are on their toes early in the season.

September 21st vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 🎟️

  •  Secondary Market Average Price: $164
  • Secondary Market Cheapest Ticket: $89

After a visit to Indiana, Ohio State returns home for a date with the Miami RedHawks. This is the Buckeyes’ second cheapest home game of the season so, if you want to see them before prices soar, this is a date to target. 

October 5th vs. Michigan State Spartans 🎟️

  • Secondary Market Average Price: $299
  • Secondary Market Cheapest Ticket: $176

This one’s a prime-time, nationally broadcast game for a reason. The Michigan State program might not have much offensive firepower at the moment, but their defense will ensure the Buckeyes have to work hard for every yard. Remember this date.

October 26th vs. Wisconsin Badgers 🎟️

  • Secondary Market Average Price: $297
  • Secondary Market Cheapest Ticket: $188

After struggling last season, when they were expected to make a run at the Big 10 title, Wisconsin will be looking to make a statement this year. Coming into Columbus will give them a chance to do just that, but Ohio State will likely have too much quality at the end of the day.

November 9th vs. Maryland Terrapins 🎟️

  •  Secondary Market Average Price: $198
  • Secondary Market Cheapest Ticket: $113

Maryland’s new head coach Mike Locksley has a strong pedigree, but turning around a Maryland football program with now-infamous culture issues is a major task. Ohio State will be a favorite in this one and should take care of business comfortably. 

November 23rd vs. Penn State Nittany Lions 🎟️

  • Secondary Market Average Price: $353
  • Secondary Market Cheapest Ticket: $233

With last year’s meeting between these teams being decided by a single point, you know these two teams are evenly matched. It might be tempting for the Buckeyes to focus on their final game against Michigan but, if their collective minds wander, Penn State is good enough to make them pay.


TicketIQ is committed to the cheapest tickets possible, and we make much less on sold out tickets compared to other major marketplaces like StubHub and Vivid. That means ticket buyers save from up to 25% on TicketIQ on sports, music and theater. We're able to do this because we also work with teams, venues, and other ticket owners, to help them sell tickets at face price, directly to consumers like you, through Ticketmaster and Paciolan. For an overview of the 2019 College Football Ticket Buying landscape, and details on the cheapest way to get tickets for every pre-season top 25 team, visit the TicketIQ Blog.

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