Ohio State’s Ohio Stadium has long been known as The Horseshoe because of its shape. When the stadium was first built in 1922, the south end was completely open, making the Buckeyes’ playing arena look, from above, like a horse’s shoe. Over the years, seats have gradually been added to the south end–the majority of Ohio State’s student section sits there–but it’s never been 100 percent enclosed.
The south end of Ohio Stadium will be a little more full in the years going forward.
The Shoe – bigger and better. Wow!! pic.twitter.com/fatPu7X0vU
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) June 10, 2014
Ohio State is installing 2,500 new seats to its south end as part of a $9 million project. Permanent lighting is also being added.
The majority of the new seats will house students, so in the seasons to come, nearly all of Ohio State’s students will sit in the south end. The project is set to be completed by August.
Ohio State opens its 2014 season in Baltimore against Navy.