Doran Grant #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after intercepting a pass during the fourth quarter against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers on September 22, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated …
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - It'll likely cost most fans $9 more to watch their beloved Buckeyes this fall.
Ohio State's Athletic Council will recommend on Friday to the board of trustees that football ticket prices should be raised from $70 to $79 starting this fall. Also, two home games a year may be designated as premium games, with higher ticket prices.
Athletic director Gene Smith confirmed the proposed changes on Wednesday. The proposed increases would help fill in a gap in the athletic budget because there are only seven home football games in upcoming years.
The cost of faculty tickets ($54) and student tickets ($32) will also likely rise along with greens fees at the university's golf courses, but no price has been set.
The board of trustees meets Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
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