COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 29, for the upcoming Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournaments in basketball and wrestling. Ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster.com and at the Schottenstein Center ticket office.
The 79th annual OHSAA state wrestling individual tournament is March 3-5, the 41st annual girls basketball state tournament is March 10-12 and the 94th annual boys basketball state tournament is March 17-19. All three state tournaments are held at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University. Tickets will also go on sale for the fourth annual OHSAA state wrestling dual team tournament Feb. 14 at St. John Arena.
In addition to the OSU ticket office at the Schottenstein Center, state tournament tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, in person at Ticketmaster locations (including most Kroger stores) or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Service charges apply when ordering tickets through Ticketmaster and can be avoided by purchasing tickets directly from the Schottenstein Center ticket office. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ticketmaster Search ‘OHSAA’
Fans purchasing tickets at Ticketmaster.com can access OHSAA state tournaments by using ‘OHSAA’ in the search box. The direct link is: http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=ohsaa&q=ohsaa
Suites and RV Parking
Fans interested in renting a suite at one of the OHSAA state tournaments should contact Justin Doyle at 614-688-5860 or firstname.lastname@example.org. RV parking will be available at a designated lot near the Schottenstein Center. More information will be available at Ticketmaster and from the OHSAA.
Boys Basketball Pricing and Special Offers
For the OHSAA boys basketball state tournament, sales Friday will include all-session ticket books and all-session Center Court Club ticket books. The cost for an all-session (12 games) ticket book is $144 for the Entry and Club Levels of the arena or $120 each for the Terrace Level. The limited quantity Center Court Club tickets, which cost $498 per book, are located very close to the court and also give fans the opportunity to remain in the arena between games in a special hospitality area. Single-session tickets go on sale Thursday, March 10, at 10 a.m., and prices are $15 each for the Entry and Club Levels and $12 for the Terrace Level.
Girls Basketball Pricing and Special Offers
Also on sale Friday will be all-session ticket books and single-session tickets for the girls basketball state tournament. The cost for an all-session (12 games) ticket book is $64 each, and single-game tickets are $10 apiece. Tickets for the semifinals allow fans to watch both games in the same division. GROUP VALUE PACK FOR CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: The OHSAA is again offering discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more to attend the girls “Championship Saturday” on March 12. The “Group Value Pack” includes tickets to all four championship games for just $24 per person, a free t-shirt for each group member (available for first 1,000 orders), a popcorn voucher and recognition on the arena’s video board. More information will be sent to schools and posted at OHSAA.org.
Tickets for the dual team tournament Feb. 14 at St. John Arena include $15 all-session tickets or $10 single-session tickets. Tickets for the individual tournament March 3-5 at the Schottenstein Center include all-session tickets (five sessions) at $75 each for the Entry and Club Levels and $55 each for the Terrace Level. Single-session ticket sales begin Monday, Feb. 29, at 10 a.m., with tickets priced at $15 each.
Schedules at a Glance
Fourth Annual State Wrestling Dual Team Tournament – Feb. 14 at St. John Arena
Session 1 — 11:00-Upper bracket quarterfinals in all three divisions; 1:15-Lower bracket quarterfinals in all three divisions; 3:30-Semifinals in all three divisions. Session 2 — 7:30-Finals in all three divisions.
79th Annual State Individual Wrestling Tournament – March 3-5 at Schottenstein Center
March 3: Session 1 — 3:00-Division III Preliminaries; 4:20-Division II Preliminaries; 5:50-Division I Preliminaries; 7:20-Division III Consolation Round 1; 8:00-Division II Consolation Rounds 1; 8:45-Division I Consolation Round 1; March 4: Session 2 — 10:00-Division III Quarterfinals; 10:40-Division II Quarterfinals; 11:25-Division I Quarterfinals; 12:15-Division III Consolation Round 2; 1:00-Division II Consolation Round 2; 1:45-Division I Consolation Round 2; Session 3 — 6:30-All Divisions Championship Semifinals; 8:50-All Divisions Consolation Quarterfinals;
March 5: Session 4 — 10:00-All Divisions Consolation Semifinals; 11:00-All Divisions Third-, Fifth- and Seventh-Place Matches; Session 5 — 5:15-Hall of Fame Ceremonies and Parade of Champions; 5:45-All Divisions First-Place Matches.
41st Annual OHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament – March 10-12 at Schottenstein Center
March 10: 1:00-Division III semifinals (doubleheader session); 6:00-Division II semifinals (doubleheader session);
March 11: 1:00-Division IV semifinals (doubleheader session); 6:00-Division I semifinals (doubleheader session);
March 12: 10:45-Division III final; 2:00-Division II final; 5:15-Division IV final; 8:30-Division I final.
94th Annual OHSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament – March 17-19 at Schottenstein Center
March 17: 10:45-Division III semifinal; 2:00-Division III semifinal; 5:15-Division II semifinal; 8:30-Division II semifinal
March 18: 10:45-Division IV semifinal; 2:00-Division IV semifinal; 5:15-Division I semifinal; 8:30-Division I semifinal;
March 19: 10:45-Division III final; 2:00-Division II final; 5:15-Division IV final; 8:30-Division I final.