The Genius of Ohio Stadium

Ohio Stadium was completed in 1922, and was dedicated on October 21, 1922 during the game against Michigan in which OSU suffered a 19-0 loss. Photo courtesy of Knowlton School of Architecture.

2012 marks the 90th anniversary of Ohio Stadium, as well as the 200th anniversary of the founding of Columbus. Through Drawings, photographs and memorabilia, The Knowlton School of Architecture’s “Build It! The Genius of Ohio Stadium” exhibit tells the story of the creation of one of the most innovative structures of its time, and its impact on the surrounding community. “Build It! The Genius of Ohio Stadium” runs from September 15-October 25 in the Knowton Hall Banvard Gallery (275 West Woodruff Avenue).

The public preview will take place prior to the OSU vs. California football game on September 15 from 9am-11am, and is free and open to the public.

About: Heather Blackmon-doForno

As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.