Ohio State Football: OSU to Play Spring Game in Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium

David RegimbalFeatured ColumnistDecember 21, 2012

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18:  A general view of the stadium as the south endzone stands give the backdrop to the action as the Cincinnati Bengals face the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Bengals 24-22.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Buckeyes fans in Columbus wanting to get an early look at the 2013 Ohio State team will have to travel a little farther south for the spring game this year.

Ohio State spokesperson Jerry Emig announced this afternoon that the Buckeyes will play the 2013 spring game at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals, at 1 p.m. on April 13.

It is official: the 2013 Ohio State spring game will be played at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Date is April 13 with a 1 p.m. start.

— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) December 21, 2012


Ticket prices will be $18 for club seats, $12 for general public and $5 for children between the ages of two to six. 

Ohio State’s spring game usually takes place inside the confines of Ohio Stadium, where the Buckeyes set a national spring game attendance record with a crowd 95,722 back in 2009. The spring game was moved this year due to minor renovations being made at “the ‘Shoe.”

Paul Brown Stadium has a capacity of 65,535, so the event will likely sell out early.

“I think it is great that we are able to bring the Buckeyes into a part of the state where we haven’t been for a while,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said (according to www.elevenwarriors.com). “I am looking forward to the team having the opportunity to play in Paul Brown Stadium.”

The spring game will give Meyer exposure to an area that Jim Tressel and his staff largely ignored when it came to recruiting. With the current staff targeting a lot of players in the Cincinnati area, playing the spring game in their backyard is a great opportunity.


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