Getting Here

From the SOUTH (Cincinnati):

Take I-71 North to State Route 315 North. Follow SR 315 for approximately 5 miles. Take the Ackerman Road exit and turn right. Turn right on Fred Taylor Drive, or proceed straight ahead to Olentangy River Road and turn right.

From the NORTHEAST (Cleveland):

Take I-71 South to I-270 West. Take I-270 West for approximately 1 mile. Exit to State Route 315 South. Follow SR 315 for approximately 6 miles. Take the Ackerman Road exit and turn left at the light. Turn right on Fred Taylor Drive, or proceed straight ahead to Olentangy River Road and turn right.

From the NORTHWEST (Toledo):

Take I-75 South to Findlay. Exit at State Route 15 East, which becomes US Route 23 South to Columbus. Exit at I-270 West and follow for approximately 1 mile. Exit to State Route 315 South. Follow SR 315 for approximately 6 miles. Take the Ackerman Road exit and turn left at the light. Turn right on Fred Taylor Drive, or proceed straight ahead to Olentangy River Road and turn right.

From the EAST (Pittsburgh):

Take I-70 West to State Route 315 North. Follow SR 315 for approximately 5 miles. Take the Ackerman Road exit and turn right at the light. Turn right on Fred Taylor Drive, or proceed straight ahead to Olentangy River Road and turn right.

From the WEST (Indianapolis, Dayton):

Take I-70 East to I-670 East to State Route 315 North. Follow SR 315 for approximately 5 miles. Take the Ackerman Road exit and turn right at the light. Turn right on Fred Taylor Drive, or proceed straight ahead to Olentangy River Road and turn right.

NOTE that parking is FREE for most special events.   For larger crowds, a free shuttle service runs picking up at the North Buckeye Lots (off Ackerman Road), dropping guests at the NE corner of the venue and returning to the Buckeye Lots after the event.  Parking at offsite lots is not FREE.  Traffic and parking patterns may be adjusted for your particular event - please refer to the individual event page for details.

Traffic Tips

There is more than one way to get in and out of the Schottenstein Center.  The more alternate routes you know, the better your chance of beating traffic and arriving in plenty of time to enjoy the show or game.  The Schott is accessible directly off Route 315.  Use the Ackerman Road EXIT and proceed east to designated lots or continue to Olentangy River Road (turn right) OR approach the arena via Lane Avenue or Olentangy River Road.  Officers and parking staff will direct you to one of the Center 's 4,000 on-site spaces or one of the surrounding lots. FREE shuttles (including para-transit vans) run from the Buckeye Lots (off Ackerman Rd.) for large events including Men’s Basketball games dropping off (starting approximately two (2) hours prior to the start of an event) and picking up at the Center’s NE Rotunda .  

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair.gifThe Schottenstein Center exceeds ADA standards in terms of the number of accessible parking spaces provided.  For some heavily attended events, demand for accessible parking (you must have a state issued disability-parking hangtag) may exceed the supply of available on-site spaces and guests with disabilities are advised to park in the Buckeye Lots off Ackerman Road and take the accessible shuttle buses or para-transit vans. For general accessibility info, click here.

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Food & Beverage - Levy Restaurants

Fans will be cheering for the exciting options offered this season thanks to our chef-tested, fan-approved food items such as Rooster’s Boneless Wings, the Schott Burger and Signature Sub Sandwiches. Menu subject to change.

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The Blackwell

Official hotel of the Schottenstein Center

Other accomodations OR dining options, visit experiencecolumbus.com

Other area hotels, visit ohiostateuniversityhotels.com

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