Ohio Stadium

There Won’t Be Wifi At Ohio Stadium This Season

For years, The Ohio State University has been promising wifi to fans attending football games at Ohio Stadium.


It seems that promise will be pushed for yet another season. According to Columbus Business First, the Board of Trustees has decided to pursue a campus-wide solution, instead of focusing solely on the stadium.

The first whispers of free wifi started back in 2012 when OSU signed a contract with Verizon Wireless to make upgrades in The Shoe. OSU thought that the contract included wifi in Ohio Stadium, but Verizon disagreed. That led the two parties to federal court.

The wifi has yet to be installed. There are additional cell antennas, courtesy of Verizon, which means there is at least service in the facility.

Ohio Stadium was built in 1922. At the time, it was the largest poured concrete structure in the world. It originally seated around 66,000 people, a number that has nearly doubled since then.

There may not be wifi in Ohio Stadium, but there will still be football. OSU kicks off their season on Thursday, August 31 against the Indiana Hoosiers.

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