Parking for patients and hospital visitors on game days

SAFEAUTO Garage and Wexner Medical Center Garage (levels 1 and 2) are reserved solely for patients and hospital visitors on game days.

The State Route 315 exit ramp to Medical Center Drive will remain open during game days; however, there may be temporary closures of the State Route 315 exit ramp to Lane Avenue during game days due to traffic congestion and safety concerns. Follow the directions of traffic control officers. Emergency traffic, along with staff arriving to work, will be permitted to exit at Lane Avenue and may be required to show ID to law enforcement officers.

Emergency or Labor and Delivery on game days 

We recommend Labor and Delivery patients be dropped off at the front of University Hospital (Rhodes Hall) on game days.

If traveling to the Emergency Department or Labor and Delivery during an Ohio State football home game, please contact Ohio State University Police at 614-292-2121 and notify them of your pending arrival. You'll be asked to provide your travel route, vehicle description and/or license plate number with an estimated time or arrival in order to alert traffic officers and help facilitate your arrival through game day traffic.

General game day parking and traffic updates

Football traffic patterns depend on a variety of factors including time of day, time of game, traffic flows and parking availability. Follow the Ohio State Department of Public Safety on Twitter (@OSUPOLICE) and CampusParc (@CampusParc) for real-time game day traffic and parking updates.

If you are coming to the game and would like information about parking, visit for game day parking information and a map.

Due to construction, the free football shuttle now runs between the Carmack 1 lot and the Herrick Transit Hub. Shuttles run from six hours before kickoff until one hour after the game ends.

Please note: Do not use the hospital as a cut-through to get to Ohio Stadium. Only working faculty, staff, patients and hospital visitors should enter the hospital.

There's a sea of orange on campus as Ohio State invests in the future of teaching, learning and research. Major construction projects are changing the way most Buckeyes will navigate campus, so allow extra travel time, be cautious near construction zones, and look out for your fellow Buckeyes. Watch this video to learn more on what areas to avoid and how to get around safely.

Football parking

Football parking

SAFEAUTO Garage and Wexner Medical Center Garage (levels 1 and 2) are reserved for patients and hospital visitors only. No football parking is permitted.

2021 Ohio State football home game schedule

  • Saturday, Sept. 2 (12 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Sept. 18 (3:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Sept. 25 (7:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Oct. 9 (12 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Oct. 30 (TBA)
  • Saturday, Nov. 13 (TBA)
  • Saturday, Nov. 20 (TBA)