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

Parking is FREE for most special events in the Scarlet, Gray, and Buckeye Lots located north of Lane Avenue (see MAP below). Offsite parking lots do charge a fee.

Buckeye Lot Shuttles

For events drawing larger crowds (including all men's basketball games), 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 at the Northeast entrance of the arena. When shuttles are running, a complimentary ADA accessible shuttle bus will also operate from the Buckeye Lots to the Northeast entrance of the arena. To find out if shuttles are running for an event, call (614) 688-3939. 

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) may offer easier access.

Accessibility Thumbnail 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. 

drop-off_pick-up.png Drop Off / Pick Up Locations

Guests can be dropped-off before/ picked-up after an event on Borror Drive which runs along the North Side of the building. Parking Services staff will direct you to the designated location for your event. Drop-off/ Pick-up locations may vary depending on the event. RIDESHARE TIP: it can be much easier to move away from the arena before requesting a rideshare pickup in your app. For some events, an onsite Rideshare Pickup address near the arena will be designated.