How New Buckeye Ticket Prices Size-up Against the Competition
Updated: Friday, February 1 2013, 11:36 PM EST
COLUMBUS -- It's official: Buckeye fans will be paying almost $10 more to attend an Ohio State football game this fall.
The OSU Board of Trustees approved the hike Friday afternoon; pushing general game prices up to $79 per seat. The team can also sell up to two "premium" games each year at prices over $100.
"We can generate additional dollars to support the academic mission of this institution," Athletic Director Gene Smith said. "I'm passionate about that."
So how do the new prices size-up against Buckeye competitors? Take a look at prices around the NCAA:
Michigan State: $49-$75/game
The new prices are on par with other top teams but Ohio State is just now beginning to experiment with "variable pricing."
Most NCAA football programs have adopted variable pricing plans. That means some games will cost more than others.
This fall, Buckeye fans will pay just as much to see Penn State as they would to watch the University of Buffalo.
For the most part, fans are still on-board; looking forward to another winning season.
"I think if it helps other programs, it's okay," Buckeye fan, Jen Woodford said. "I'll still go to the games."
Reporter: Shawn Kline