As BuckeyesNow first reported last month, Ohio State will celebrate Ohio Stadium’s 100th anniversary this year with a commemorative logo, which it officially unveiled Thursday afternoon.
“Ohio Stadium holds a special place in the hearts of all Buckeyes and is a place of historical significance,” the university president said. Dr. Kristina M. Johnson said in a statement. “Families have celebrated the academic achievement of a loved one here, champions have been crowned here, and it has helped so many of us fall in love with what it means to be part of the Ohio State community. .
“We are thrilled to enjoy 100 years in the ‘Shoe with thousands of our closest friends and look forward to the celebration to come this season.”
The logo prominently displays the north end of Ohio Stadium above No. 100 and the name of the historic location. Below is the ornamental band that surrounds the rotunda and the towers to the north, southeast and southwest of the stadium, as well as the “O” block flanked by the years 1922 and 2022.
Nicknamed the Horseshoe and “The House That Harley Built”, Ohio Stadium opened on October 7, 1922, replacing Ohio Field at a cost of $1.3 million. It originally had a seating capacity of 66,210, but currently seats 102,780, making it the third largest stadium in the nation, behind Michigan Stadium (107,601) and Penn State’s Beaver Stadium (106,572) .
In addition to the Buckeyes, Ohio Stadium has hosted the Ohio Glory of the American Football World League (1992) and the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer (1996-98). It has been listed on the US National Register of Historic Places since 1974 and has welcomed over 36 million fans since opening.
“I don’t know if there’s a more iconic structure in college athletics than Ohio Stadium,” the athletic director said. Gene Smith mentioned. “Ohio Stadium has been home to so many wonderful memories, exciting times and significant events over the past 100 years, and the university, the athletics department and the Buckeye Nation are all incredibly proud of our venerable and grand structure.”
Ohio State will host eight games at Ohio Stadium this fall, including the season opener against Notre Dame on September 3 and the regular season finale against rival Michigan on November 26.
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