OHIO (CelebrityAccess) – Ticketmaster and The Ohio State University have today (Aug. 5) announced the extension of their official ticketing partnership, which will be expanded to all Ohio State athletics venues, including the new state-of-the-art Covelli Center that will host Olympic sports such as wrestling, women’s volleyball, fencing, and gymnastics.
Under the renewed partnership, Ticketmaster will continue to serve as the official ticketing partner and implement Ticketmaster Presence, its next-generation digital ticketing and access control platform, at all OSU athletics venues, including the newly-renovated Schottenstein Center.
“Ticketmaster is undeniably the leader in ticketing and, over the last few years, has rolled out several new products that will provide OSU fans with the experience they deserve, whether it’s an event at the brand-new Covelli Center or in our historic Ohio Stadium,” said Ohio State University Senior Vice President & Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director, Gene Smith. “Our fans will have the safest marketplace to buy or sell tickets across dozens of sports, concerts and other live events, with the peace of mind in knowing that their tickets are real.”
“The Ohio State University has one of the most successful college athletic departments in history, and Ticketmaster is thrilled to renew our already decades-long partnership,” said Tim Martin, Senior Vice President of College Athletics at Ticketmaster North America. “With Ticketmaster digital ticketing technology available at all OSU athletics venues, fans and alumni will now experience live events in ways they never have before – and with an unmatched level of personalization tailored to each individual fan.”
The Ohio State University has one of the most storied athletic programs in all of college sports, winning eight national championships and 37 conference championships in football, as well as national championships in baseball, basketball, fencing, golf, gymnastics, rowing, pistol, swimming and diving, synchronized swimming, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.
Over the past decade, Ticketmaster has supported more than 20 million tickets for OSU athletics and entertainment events.