Peden Stadium Fan A-Z Guide

All fans entering Peden Stadium, with the exception of children age two (2) and under, must have a valid ticket to gain admission. Any fan looking to exit and re-enter the stadium may do so at Gate 1 only.

Alcohol is strictly prohibited at Peden Stadium. Inebriated individuals will be denied admission, and any attempt to bring alcohol into the facility may result in ejection from Peden. Also, anyone caught in possession of alcoholic beverages will be ejected from the stadium. No refunds will be given in any of these cases.

Animals are not allowed inside Peden Stadium with the exception of service animals and service trained animals for guests with disabilities.

There is no ATM at Peden Stadium. The closest ATM's are located at Grover Center, Baker Center, and the Ohio University Credit Union

All bags entering Peden Stadium are subject to search upon entry by law enforcement officers or event personnel. Guests are encouraged to return unauthorized items to their vehicles. Ohio University cannot safeguard items which are not permitted into the stadium. This policy is in effect for all Guests who visit Peden Stadium.

Signs must be handheld, event-related, in good taste, and cannot obstruct another guest's view. They may not contain commercial messages, logos, or political endorsements. Game management reserves the right to confiscate signs that are in violation of stadium policy.

Patrons are not permitted to bring in glass or plastic bottles, cans, or any other beverage containers. Coolers are also prohibited from entering the stadium.

For information on television and radio broadcasts, please visit the Ohio Bobcat Sports Network.

Video cameras are strictly prohibited inside of Peden stadium and any guest in possession of one will not be permitted entry into the stadium. Still cameras are permitted; however, flash photography is prohibited as it has the capability to interrupt play.

The use of cellular phones is permitted inside Peden Stadium. Game management encourages all fans to be considerate to their fellow fans when using their cell phone.

Ohio University Athletics supports both a cheer quad and dance team who perform on gamedays. For more information on the cheerleading squad, please visit the Cheerleading Page.

Children age 2 and under do not require a ticket to enter Peden Stadium. The un-ticketed child must sit on their parent or guardian's lap during the game.

Any feedback from visitors of Peden Stadium can be expressed to the game management staff by visiting the Fan Services Booth located directly outside of Gate 1. This booth opens three hours prior to kick off and remains open until the end of the first quarter.Fans with feedback after the start of the second quarter can speak with any uniformed event staff member or can submit their feedback via the Ohio University Athletic Department feedback Website at http://ohiobobcats.cstv.com/feedback/ohio-feedback.html

Concession stands are located in both the west and east tunnels. An additional concession stand is located between gates one and two. All concession stands at Peden Stadium are cash only, no debit or credit cards will be accepted. Please refer to the ATM section for information on ATM locations.

For more information about how to become a corporate partner of Bobcat Athletics, please visit the Corporate Sponsorship page.

For directions to the Ohio University campus, and Peden Stadium, please visit, http://ohiobobcats.cstv.com/directions/ohio-directions.html

All of the entrances into Peden Stadium are accessible to our Guests with disabilities.

Accessible rest-rooms are located in the center portion west tunnel of Peden Stadium located under seating sections 101-108. All accessible guests are encouraged to utilize these facilities. If a disabled patron needs assistance getting to a restroom, please notify the nearest event staff member or law enforcement officer.

All accessible parking is located directly outside of Gate 1 at Peden Stadium for ease of stadium entry by our accessible guests. Additional accessible parking spaces are available in lot three (next to Walter Hall) and in the Convocation Center lot with proper state issued accessible parking hang tags. These spaces are given out on a first-come first-served basis. An accessible drop-off zone will also be located directly outside of gate one in lot one.

All parking lots will open four hours prior to the start of the game

For a map of all accessible parking, please Click Here 

Peden Stadium offers ADA accessible seating in the northwest and northeast corners of the stadium, sections 8 and 9. These seating areas are in front of sections 109-116. Each ADA seat is positioned next to an additional chair reserved for the accessible fan's companion. A limit of one companion to each disabled fans is enforced.

Elevators are located in both North and South Towers at Peden Stadium. Ticket holders looking to access the Tower Club or the President's Reception Area (both floors requiring credentials or specialized tickets) should utilize the North Tower elevator. All working personnel, event staff and media members will be instructed to utilize the South Tower elevator.

In the event of an emergency please contact the nearest event staff member or law enforcement officer or visit the First Aid tent in the southeast corner of the stadium. You may also visit the Fan Services Booth for emergency assistance. In the event of a large-scale emergency, information and instructions will be read over the public address system. All police, event management and university administrators positioned in Peden Stadium are trained to assist patrons in the event of an emergency.

Peden Stadium contains six (6) entrances. For a map of Peden Stadium please Click Here

Gate 1 (west side of the stadium)

  • General Admission
  • Season Ticket holders Entrance

Gate 2 (north-west corner of the stadium)

  • Ohio Will Call
  • Visiting Team Will Call
  • Cheer & Dance Will Call
  • Recruiting Will Call & Check-in

Gate 3 (north-east corner of the stadium)

  • Ticket Sales

Gate 4 (east side of the stadium)

  • Student Entrance

North Tower(west side of the stadium-north end)

  • Ticket Sales
  • General Will Call
  • Tower Club Entrance (3rd floor)
  • President's Box Entrance (4th floor)

South Tower (west side of the stadium-south end)

  • Media/Press entrance
  • Working TV/radio/event personnel entrance

The Fan Services Booth is located outside of Gate 1 to assist fans with any questions, comments or concerns. The lost and found is also located at the Fan Services Booth. This booth is open three hours prior to the start of the game and until the end of the first quarter.

Letters to Ohio University Student-Athletes and Coaches should be sent directly to the Student-Athlete or Coach at:

Ohio University Department of Athletics
Convocation Center
Athens, Ohio 45701

First Aid is provided in the southeast corner of the stadium. If an accident or emergency occurs and assistance is needed, find the nearest event staff member of law enforcement officer. At all times a paramedic team and ambulance unit will be on call in the stadium.

There is a Follett's Coaches Corner located inside the entrance of Gate 1 and Gate 4. Officially licensed Ohio Athletics merchandise will be on sale at these locations.

For Ohio football kick-off times please visit the Football Schedule Page.

The gates at Peden Stadium open one and a half hours prior kick-off.

For information of group sales and outings to a Bobcat football game or other athletic event, please contact the ticket office at 740-593-1300 or at 1-800-575-CATS (2287).

The Green & White Club is organized to support and boost the accomplishment of high standards of intercollegiate athletics at Ohio University. The Green & White Club has three goals:

Goal #1: The Club shall encourage and recognize the achievement of excellence and sportsmanship in all endeavors of intercollegiate amateur athletics.

Goal #2: The Club shall promote social and formative activities among its members and between the membership and all persons associated with the Ohio University Athletics Department. The club shall strive to increase its membership base each year.

Goal #3: The Club shall contribute financially to the welfare of the Ohio University Athletics Department.

For more information on the Green & White Club please visit http://www.ohiogwc.com

For information of securing hotel accommodations in Athens, or the surrounding area, please visit the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce at http://www.athenschamber.com

The lost and found at Peden Stadium is located at the Fan Services Booth outside of gate one. Once this booth closes after the start of the second quarter, please contact the ticket office, located inside the North Tower lobby for lost and found needs. Peden Stadium and Ohio University can not be held responsible for damage sustained to lost or misplaced items.

Lost children and guests should report to the Fan Services Booth located outside of Gate 1 or to a designated event staff member or law enforcement officer.

Fans who need to replace their lost or stolen tickets should contact the Ohio University ticket office located either at Peden Stadium or at the Convocation Center.

The Ohio Marching 110 will perform at Pepsi Tail-Great Park before making their way over to Peden Stadium. The 110 will then perform a pre-game show on the field, a half-time show and post-game concert. Marching 110 Website

For information on having Rufus the Bobcat visit your party, function or outing, please contact Kristin Hoskinson at 740-593-0866.

The media entrance is located at the South Tower of Peden Stadium. If a credential is being picked up, please be ready to present a photo ID.

Ohio University merchandise can be purchased during the game from a Follett's Coaches Corner located inside of Gates 1 and 4. Or you can shop for Bobcat gear online by visiting the Merchandise Page.

Individuals interested in performing the national anthem before a Bobcat sporting event should contact the marketing office at 740-597-1374

The Ohio Bobcat Club serves as the fundraising umbrella of Ohio Athletics. The overall goal of the Ohio Bobcat Club is to provide funding to enhance the student-athlete experience for ALL student-athletes that comprise the men's and women's intercollegiate sports teams. The Ohio Bobcat Club is dedicated to the continued improvement and development of Ohio's athletics programs. Its members are friends, alumni and advocates of the university who recognize the value of the intercollegiate athletics experience.

For information on how to join of the Bobcat Club and privileges of membership, please visit http://www.ohiobobcats.com/bobcatclub/

Ohio Bobcat action can be heard on the Ohio Bobcat Sports Network. The voice of the Bobcats, Russ Eisenstein, can be heard calling many Bobcat sporting events. For affiliates and streaming information click here.

Only those with the proper credentials will be permitted on the field before, during and after an event at Peden Stadium. Anyone without the proper credential will be removed from the field and also subject to ejection from the stadium and possible arrest.

For home Bobcat football contests, all parking will be directed to and utilize Lots 1-4. All parking lots for home football contests will open four hours prior to kick-off. The exception to this is the Pepsi Tail-Great Lot parking area which will open eight hours prior to kick-off, but no earlier than 7 a.m.

The fee for general event parking is $5 per vehicle. The cost to park in the Tail-Great lot is $10 per vehicle. Availability to Tail-Great is limited to the first 150 vehicles. Parking is designated into four specific lots that each have differing requirements for use.

Lot 1

Ohio Bobcat Club members & ADA accessible parking

Lot 2

Student tailgating lot

Lot 3

Additional Ohio Bobcat Club member parking and ADA accessible parking

Lot 4

General event parking

Lot 4 is composed of several differing lots. Parking will begin in the lot nearest to Peden Stadium. The lots that make up Lot 4 will be filled working away from Peden Stadium.

Recreational vehicle parking must occur in Lot 4, specifically in the Convocation Center's outer ring lot. The RV parking fee will be $5 per parking spaced occupied.

Signs will be posted in University parking lots affected by home football games. Signage will note the date and time of lot closure. Unauthorized vehicles parked in the gameday lots after the date and time of lot closure, will be towed at the owner's expense.

For additional information on gameday parking, and a map of lots utilized, please Click Here

Started in 1997, the Tower Club is Ohio's premier chair-back seating section. There are three levels available for the 2007 season (gold, silver and bronze). The gold level is the only section containing covered seating. All Tower Club members have access to private restrooms, concessions and elevators.

Tailgating pre and post-game can occur in Pepsi Tail-Great Park, located directly across the street from Peden Stadium. The park opens eight hours prior to kick-off (no earlier than 7 a.m.) and is the place to be before a Bobcat home football game. The park features entertainment areas for children, live music, the smells of charcoal grills and, of course, tailgating. Several tents are placed in the park and groups, reunion classes and local businesses will utilize them as a private party areas before the game. Parking in Tail-Great Park is limited to the first 150 vehicles. Parking passes for Pepsi Tail-Great Park can be purchased from the Ohio Athletics Ticket Office at 800-575-CATS or 740-593-1300.

Started in 2001, the Phillips Club consists of the front four rows of the stadium's west stands and is comprised of bleacher-back seating. For the 2007 season the annual contribution per seat is $25.00.

Player Guest Will Call is located at Gate 2 of Peden Stadium. Photo identification is required to pick up player guest will call tickets

Ohio Bobcat Gameday, the official program publication of Ohio Bobcat Football is on sale throughout Peden Stadium for $5. There are program sales booths in the stadium as well as vendors on foot selling this publication.

The Mid-American Conference promotes good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racial or sexist comments or other intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition. Out of concern for the safety of our Guests and staff and student-athletes, the following is prohibited:

  • Alcohol
  • Animals
  • Book bags/backpacks
  • Commercial video/audio equipment and tripods
  • Ice chests/coolers
  • Food/beverages
  • Noisemakers
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons (including pepper spray and knives/blades of any length)

Please note:

  • Signs, flags and banners are subject to approval and may not be displayed on a pole. Poles are not permitted.
  • Seat backs and seat cushions are subject to approval.

It is encouraged that patrons return prohibited items to their vehicles as the Ohio University Athletic Department will not safeguard these items for the duration of the event.

All on-field promotional activity, discounted ticket prices and other promotional activity is coordinated though the marketing department. For information on sponsoring a promotional activity or give-a-way items on a gameday, please contact the marketing office at 740-597-1374.

The public address system at Peden Stadium is reserved for announcement of on-field game action, promotional and advertisement activity and emergency situations. It shall not be used for appeals over the air except in extraordinary cases. Game management shall reserve the right to deem a situation as extraordinary.

Any outstanding question not already answered in this guide should be directed to the Athletic Facilities and Operations Office at Peden Stadium at 740-593-4491.

All home and away Bobcat football games will be broadcasted on the Ohio Bobcat Sports Network.

If a guest wishes to exit then re-enter Peden Stadium, they may do so at Gate 1 only. Guests who exit any other gate during the game may not gain re-entry back into the stadium.

Restrooms are located beneath all permanent stands in the east and west tunnels and can be reached by exiting through any vomitorium. Only restrooms on the west side of the stadium are handicapped accessible. Supplemental toilets are placed in the south-east corner of the stadium. Diaper changing stations are located in all rest-rooms.

Campers and RV's may park in the outside ring of Lot 4, which is located at the Convocation Center's outer ring parking area.

For pricing and information on season tickets please contact the Ticket Office by phone (740) 593-1300 or (800) 575-CATS, email athletic.tickets@ohio.edu, or visit the Tickets Page

A seating diagram of Peden Stadium can be found Here 

For the enjoyment of our guests, smoking is not prohibited anywhere in Peden Stadium. Guests may exit the stadium to smoke. Re-entry is permitted at Gate 1 only.

Strollers are not permitted inside of Peden Stadium. To store your stroller during the game, go to the Stroller Corral outside of Gate 1. Ohio University shall not be responsible for lot or damaged strollers held during the game. All guests are encouraged to return strollers to their vehicles.

Student seating is located in Sections 118 through 121 and in the O-Zone located on the east side of the stadium. Students should enter Peden Stadium at Gate 4. A valid Ohio University ID is required for student entry.

The primary location for tailgating is located at Pepsi-Tail Great Park. This location is open eight hours prior to kick-off (not any earlier than 7 a.m.) and space is given away on a first come first served basis. There is tailgating only in this lot-no side-gating.

Games that are televised are marked on the football schedule page. For more information on how to watch the Bobcats on TV, visit the television page.

The main Ohio University Ticket Office is located on the Convocation Center concourse and is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m., to 5:00 p.m. There is an additional ticket office located at Peden Stadium and is operated on game days only. The Peden Stadium ticket office, will open three hours prior to kick-off, and is located in the North Tower outside of Gate 1. Any patron wishing to purchase tickets on non-game days must go to the Ticket Office located in the Convocation Center concourse. However, anyone wishing to buy tickets on game days may do so at the Peden Stadium ticket office or at Gates 1 and 3. For more ticket information, please call (740) 593-1300 or (800) 575-CATS.  Or e-mail: athletic.tickets@ohio.edu, or visit the Ticket Page.

All season ticket holders are responsible for their conduct as well as the conduct of their guests and persons occupying their seats. Violations, by season ticket holders or anyone, may result in revoked account privileges without reimbursement to the season ticket holder at the discretion of Ohio Athletics and Peden Stadium

For information on replacing lost or stolen tickets to an event at Peden Stadium, please contact the Ohio Ticket Office directly at (740) 593-1300 or (800) 575-CATS.

The resale of tickets in the area of Peden Stadium to events at the stadium is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply with this policy may result in arrest or other disciplinary actions.

Umbrellas are not permitted inside of Peden Stadium. In the instance that bad weather does occur, please report to the umbrella stand outside of Gate 1 to store your umbrella for the duration of the game. A claim ticket will be issued for the checked umbrella. Ohio University shall not be responsible for lot or damaged umbrellas held during the game. All guests are encouraged to return umbrellas to their vehicles.

Video cameras are not allowed inside to Peden Stadium and no storage will be provided for them. The use of video capable cell phones is also prohibited. Any unauthorized use of video cameras will be grounds for ejection from the stadium.

Visiting team will call is located at Gate 2 at the northwest end of Peden Stadium (facing South Green Drive). Identification is required to pick-up tickets at will call.

For the latest news and information on Ohio Athletics, visit http://ohiobobcats.cstv.com/.

Wheelchairs are not provided at Peden Stadium and any guest requiring the use of a wheelchair must provide their own use during the game or event.

Game day general will call is located at the outer window of the North Tower of Peden Stadium (facing Richland Avenue). All will call tickets must be picked up with photo identification of the purchasing individual. To purchase tickets on non-game days please visit the ticket office located on the Convocation Center concourse. For more ticket information, please call (740) 593-1300 or (800) 575-CATS, email athletic.tickets@ohio.edu, or visit the Ticket Page.