Ride COTA to the OSU vs. Illinois Game
Avoid the Hassles of Traffic and Parking
COLUMBUS–The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is offering special Express and increased Local bus service to the Ohio State University home football game Saturday, Nov. 3, when the undefeated Buckeyes host the Illini. Start time for the game is 3:30 p.m.
COTA provides convenient, low-cost Park and Ride service between the Ohio Expo Center at 17th Avenue and I-71, and 17th Avenue and Neil Avenue–approximately one block from OSU’s football stadium. Buses will arrive approximately every 5-10 minutes.
Parking for the Illinois game will be in the parking lots south of 17th Avenue. Fans should enter at Parking Entrance 3.
The cost to park at the Expo Center is only $5 and roundtrip bus fare to and from Ohio Stadium is $5.50 per adult. Children up to 12 years of age and under 48” ride free (limit three children per family). Kids up to 12 years of age and 48” and over can ride roundtrip for $2. COTA’s Expo Center Football Service begins operation three hours before kick-off. Return service begins after the third quarter and operates for two hours after game’s end. We have made the trip easy for this service; the drop-off location will be the same as the pick-up location.
Fans may take the football service bus without parking at the Expo Center for the same roundtrip fee of $5.50 per adult. Fans parking RV’s at the Expo Center are also invited to take the Express bus.
Fans can park for free and board Express football service at COTA’s Crosswoods Park and Ride, 7460 Huntington Park Dr.(just North of I-270 off of Rte.23 North), which also will also operate three hours before and two hours after each home football game. One-way Express fare is $2.75.
There will also be more frequent Local service to the campus area on the #2 N. High and #18 Kenny bus lines. One-way fare on a Local line is $2.
For more information about COTA Football Service to Ohio State home football games, go to http://www.cota.com or call COTA Customer Service at (614) 228-1776.