Stadiums and Arenas

All stadiums used by the Ohio State Buckeyes are on the campus of the university. There are no corporate sponsors for any fields used by the Buckeyes, as they are used rather to honor famous athletes  and donors by using their names on the stadiums, including Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, track and field), Jerome Schottenstein Center (men’s and women’s basketball), and Bill Davis Stadium (baseball).

One of the few current sporting venues on the National Register of Historic Places is Ohio Stadium, the home to the football team since 1922. Commonly known as “The Horseshoe” for its shape, the stadium has a capacity of 102,329 fans, making it the fourth largest football stadium in America. The highest recorded attendance came on September 12, 2009, when 106,033 people saw the Buckeyes fall to USC 18-15. The Horseshoe, which sits on 411 Woody Hayes Drive, was home to the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer from 1996 to 1999.