Posted January 31, 2013 on AP on Fox
Ohio State's athletic department is raising ticket prices in football and men's basketball and for golf fees in order to continue to offer 36 varsity sports and upgrade facilities, athletic director Gene Smith said. The school is also initiating ''premium'' games in both football and basketball, with large increases planned for fans wanting to see those contests. Tickets to Ohio State's home football game for most seats will go from $70 to $79 this fall. The price will go up for as many as two premium games a season to $110 to $175 per game. ''We haven't raised tickets prices the last three years,'' Smith said. ''Looking ahead into our financial plan, we knew at some point we would have to do this.'' Only one game has been selected as a premium game for the 2013 football season - the Sept. 28 date with Wisconsin, which has a new coach and will be going through a transitional year. Tickets for that game will cost a maximum of $110. Smith said Ohio State had considered also makin...
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