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MAC Football Championship Tickets Now on Sale

Nov. 23, 2016

ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio Football has clinched a spot in the 2016 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game, and fans are encouraged to follow the Bobcats to Detroit for this historic occasion.

The game will take place on Friday, December 2 at Ford Field in Detroit. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET, and Ohio’s opponent will be determined at a later date.


Fans may click here to purchase tickets within the Ohio allotment or call 800-575-2287. All tickets will be issued at Will Call (Gate C) of Ford Field beginning 2 hours prior to kickoff.

All fans should use their existing account when purchasing tickets. Fans that have yet to activate their online account may click here to do so. Anyone who does not know their online log-in information (username and password) should call 800-575-2287 before purchasing tickets.

The Ohio ticket allotment will be in one of the following areas:

South Sideline – Sections 104-108


North Sideline – Sections 125-129

Seating locations will be determined based upon Ohio Bobcat Club priority points. For more information, click here. The deadline to be seated based upon priority points is Monday, November 28 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Current Ohio University students will receive one complimentary ticket in the Ohio Student Section. To reserve your student ticket, call 800-575-2287.

All tickets will be issued at Will Call (Gate C) of Ford Field beginning 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Please note that students will be required to present their Ohio University ID when picking up their ticket.


Ohio students and fans are able to reserve a spot on fan buses that will be traveling to the game. Buses will have pick-up locations in Athens and Lancaster:

  • - Bus departs Athens Walmart (929 E State St.) at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, December 2
  • - Bus departs Lancaster Walmart (2687 N. Memorial Dr.) at 11:00 a.m. ET
  • - Bus departs Delaware Walmart (1760 Columbus Pike) at Noon ET
  • - Bus arrives at Ford Field in Detroit around 4:00 p.m. ET
  • - Bus will depart from Detroit 30 minutes following the game

Cost is $50 for the general public, and free for all current students.

To reserve a spot on the fan bus, call 800-575-2287. Please note that availability is limited.

All reservations are first come, first serve.


Fans traveling to the game on their own are able to receive a MAC fan/alumni discounted hotel rate at the Marriot Detroit at the Renaissance Center. Fans should call 800-352-0831 and ask for the “MAC Alumni and Fan Discount” for a $132 nightly rate.


The Ohio University Alumni Association is planning a Bobcat Bash that will be open to all alumni, students and fans prior to the game. Time and location for the Bobcat Bash are TBA. Click here for updated information.