OHSAA lowers football playoff ticket prices
The OHSAA was originally charging $6 more for tickets at game time for students. Now they will be charged $9 per student and $12 per ticket for adults.House Speaker Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) last Tuesday called the price differential “unfortunate.” By Friday, members of both the Ohio House and Senate had introduced bills to force associations and participating schools to differentiate between adult and student tickets as well as eliminate any variance for using cash.
A recent story from the Statehouse News Bureau detailed the OHSAA’s decision to lower football playoff ticket prices. Below is an excerpt from the Statehouse News Bureau.
“We want to make sure, as the legislature, that we are protecting that in Ohio. It’s such a valuable thing, and I just hate to see it be exploited for monetary gain,” Stephens said Tuesday.
But the pending bills may not be the only action the legislature considers when it comes to OHSAA, he said.
“We’re learning more about the OHSAA and their structure and their purpose,” he said. “This issue, we want to continue looking at it and trying to understand, some of the things I’ve been told, making sure those are right.”
Rep. Justin Pizzulli (R-Scioto County), who is sponsoring the House’s version of the ticket pricing bill with Rep. Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville), cited OHSAA’s “bloated budget” as a concern in a Friday news release announcing its introduction.