From 1951 to 1973, the Buckeyes led the nation in attendance 21 times, including the 14 consecutive years from 1958 to 1971.
Since 1949, Ohio State has never been lower than fourth nationally in average home attendance.
Anyone who has seen a game in the giant horseshoe understands why.
There are few experiences in athletics that are more enjoyable!
The demand for a new stadium came about during the "Harley Years" - 1916, '17 and '19, when Charles "Chic" Harley became the Buckeyes' first three-time All-American.The stadium also has been the site of several summer concerts, including performances by Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones.Ohio Stadium is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.With its present seating capacity of 104,944, Ohio Stadium is the fourth largest on-campus facility in the nation.
Since the opening game against Ohio Wesleyan on Oct.
With the echoes of Harley's legendary feats ringing throughout the state, local businessmen set about the task of raising money for a new stadium.