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Ground was broken April 2, 1996 for The Jerome Schottenstein Center - a testament to the vision of The Ohio State University Department of Athletics to provide modern, state of the art facilities for student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans - a commitment to excellence. The Center officially opened its doors on November 3, 1998 for a Men’s basketball game. The Schottenstein Center, first and foremost, is the home of the Buckeyes - the Ohio State Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams and Men’s Ice Hockey. The 770,000 square foot multipurpose venue seats 17,500 for ice hockey, 19,500 for basketball and up to 20,000+ for concerts. It is the largest arena in the Big Ten Conference.
The private Athletic team complex boasts a full service training room, weight room, and laundry. The basketball teams share a 15,000 square foot practice gymnasium tucked into the SW side of the Center - two full courts allowing the teams to practice the same day a concert is loading into the arena bowl.
A unique feature of the Center is the six terazzo floorscapes. The 1916 Women’s Basketball Club terrazzo floorscape, located in the Southeast rotunda spotlights the uniform styles of the early 1900’s. Women’s basketball became a varsity sport in 1965. The Averill Roberts (1990-93) terrazzo pays tribute to a player that helped take the women’s team to the 1993 Final Four.
4 ½ hours... approximately how long it takes for the arena to be converted from hockey to basketball; 3 ½ hours ...approximately how long it takes to convert from basketball to hockey
225 - Number of 4' x 8' pieces of wooden floor that make up the Buckeye's home court
There are no upcoming games at this time.