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Take COTA to OSU vs. Minnesota


The Central Ohio Transit Authority is offering its popular express bus service to the Ohio State University home football game Saturday, Oct. 13, when the Buckeyes host the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Start time for the game is 12 p.m. 

Details of COTA’s service can be found here.

COTA has partnered with the Ohio Expo Center to provide convenient, low-cost Park & Ride service between the Expo Center at 17th Avenue and I-71, and 17th Avenue and Neil Avenue–approximately one block from Ohio Stadium. Parking for the Minnesota game is south of 17th Avenue. Passengers will be asked to park in the far northern lot closest to Crew Stadium. The Quarter Horse Congress is still ongoing, but there will be plenty of parking available. The Buses will arrive approximately every 5-10 minutes. 

COTA’s Expo Center football service begins operation three hours before kick-off. Return service begins after the third quarter, and operates for two hours after the game ends. Drop-off location will be the same as the pick-up location. 

The cost to park at the Expo Center is $5. Roundtrip express fare to Ohio Stadium is $5.50 for adults and $2 for children 48” tall and over, through 12 years of age. Children under 48” ride free (limit three children per family). 

Fans may take the express service bus without parking at the Expo Center for the same roundtrip fee of $5.50 per adult. Fans parking RV’s at the Expo Center are also invited to take the express bus. 

Fans can park for free and board the express service bus at COTA’s Crosswoods Park & Ride, located at 7460 Huntington Park Dr., which will also operate three hours before and two hours after each home game. Regular COTA service to the campus area is also available on a variety of lines. One-way fare is $2. Cash will be the only valid payment on the bus. 

For more information, please call (614) 228-1776. 

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