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Ohio Stadium, the Horseshoe (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by CrabMan, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. CrabMan

    CrabMan Newbie

    Ohio Stadium is as much a part of the tradition at The Ohio State University as Woody, TBDBITL, Archie, Eddie and JT, and IMHO deserves its own thread.

    Plus, this will be a good place to talk about future renovations, the scoreboard, etc.



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    Ohio Stadium

    Location: 411 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, OH 43210
    Broke ground: August 3, 1921
    Opened: October 7, 1922
    Construction cost: $1.34 million USD
    Architect: Howard Dwight Smith
    Seating Capacity: 101,568
     
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  2. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie

    We have a thread for field conditions. Let's leave that discussion over there. If there are any topics relating to the stadium itself, this thread can accommodate them.
     
  3. OmahaBeef

    OmahaBeef Intergalactic Planetary Planetary Intergalactic

    i was at college game day this morning and someone pointed out that the stadium looks like it could use a cleaning. anyone else agree? the exterrior looks pretty dirty, and id have to agree with the comment.
     
  4. OhioState49

    OhioState49 Newbie

    Im glad we made a thread on the stadium!
     
  5. buckeye247

    buckeye247 # 33

    Thank you Howard Dwight Smith.
     
  6. Muck

    Muck Go black or go home.

    Hey CrabMan!
     
  7. CrabMan

    CrabMan Newbie


    Hey Muck.
     
  8. OhioState87

    OhioState87 Anything easy... ain't worth a damn!

    I too agree.
     
  9. Brutus89

    Brutus89 Cause I couldn't go for 3

    From what I understand it's not really a dirt issue but a result of age. The new concrete from the renovation makes the 90 year old concrete from the original structure look dirty. Kind of like putting new shoe strings in old tennis shoes. You don't realize how bad the shoes look until you put in the new strings. This contrast will most likely be apparent for many years.
     
  10. OhioState87

    OhioState87 Anything easy... ain't worth a damn!

    Here's a pic I took of the stadium from the NIU game:

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  11. tedginn05

    tedginn05 Newbie

    I agree

    Concrete that is 80+ years old is not going to look brand new. Face it. I think its actually in good shape after being in the Columbus weather for 80+ years.
     
  12. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!


    They could fix that by painting the whole thing, but that would be a great cost with little real functional benefit. I don't see anything wrong with leaving it just age until it matches, there are better more beneficial things to spen that $$ on.
     
  13. suza271

    suza271 Newbie

    Ohio Stadium (Official Thread)

    So, all you buckeye faithful, where's your favorite place in the stadium to sit?

    Just trying to get an idea, I'm buying tickets for a couple of upcoming games and just thought I'd get input from the experts!
     
  14. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    I always dreamed of getting tickets near the front of C-deck on the 50-yard-line, West Side. Then, my brother and I got our tickets together in exactly that spot for the Iowa Crushing in 2005.
    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L
     
  15. Dryden

    Dryden Head Coach in Waiting Staff Member

    No real preference; I'm usually just happy to be there.

    All things considered, I'll take an unobstructed view in a row full of skinny people.
     

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