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Directions & Parking

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 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.

Parking

There are over 10,000 parking spaces within a 10-minute walk of the Schottenstein Center in surface lots and parking garages. On event days, ALL lots and garages will be PRE-PAY to avoid delays in exiting.

  • NOTE: Traffic and parking patterns vary from event to event.

Parking is free for most special events in the Gray, Scarlet, & Buckeye lots north of Lane Ave. Offsite parking lots are not free. For events drawing larger crowds (including men's basketball), a complimentary shuttle picks up at the Buckeye Lots (off Ackerman Road) starting approximately two (2) hours prior to event start time and drops off on the north side of the venue.

designated_driver.png Traffic Tip

Alternate routes and parking options can make your experience more enjoyable. The Schott is accessible directly off Route 315. Bypass the Lane Ave. EXIT and use the Ackerman Road EXIT to get to the Buckeye Lots where FREE shuttles run for most larger events OR continue east on Ackerman to Olentangy River Road (turn right). Officers and parking staff will direct you. Parking lots south or east of the venue (there may be a parking fee) can offer easier access /exiting.

 

Accessible Parking

The Schottenstein Center exceeds ADA standards in terms of the number of accessible parking spaces provided, however, for larger crowds, demand for accessible parking (you must have a state-issued disability-parking hangtag) may exceed the supply of available on-site spaces. If this occurs, guests with disabilities are advised to park in the Buckeye Lots off Ackerman Road and take the accessible shuttle buses or para-transit vans.