With temperatures set to top out around 70 degrees and sunny skies expected, Ohio State announced Friday afternoon that spring game ticket prices have been reduced to $5, cash only. Original ticket prices were $12 for presale tickets and $20 for day-of-game tickets.
Meyer is a fan of spring game atmospheres, especially with a complement of recruits expected to be on hand to check out the OSU program.
Traditionally, Ohio State has been among the national leaders in spring game attendance, with the program setting a national record with 95,722 fans in 2009. Ohio State also led the way nationally with 81,112 fans in 2012, and more than 37,000 fans trekked to Cincinnati to check out the team.
"I love to have 100,000 people, 90,000 people," Meyer said. "That might be asking a lot but that's what we're going to try to give them, an entertaining game, show appreciation for coming. I really hope it does. We've had a cold winter now, come hang out at the Horseshoe."
Fans who purchased general admission tickets in advance will have the price difference donated to the LiFE Sports program and the Boys and Girls Club, or they may choose to get a refund for the difference by returning their tickets to their point of purchase beginning Monday, April 14.
A ticket also is good for admission to the Showdown in the Shoe, the 11 a.m. lacrosse match between Ohio State and Michigan. Gates open at 10 a.m.