Men’s Soccer Wolstein Weekend The Ohio State University

Overview

Ohio State Men’s Soccer hosted the 11th Annual Bert and Iris Wolstein Classic Friday, August 26th and Sunday, August 28th. The weekend consisted of four games between Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Oakland and UC Santa Barbara. Friday night, Ohio State hosted Virginia Tech which was promoted throughout Welcome Week at Buck-I-Frenzy, Buckeye Kick Off, Involvement Fair and on the Oval. Friday night, it was the largest event on campus for new students where we broke the Wolstein Classic attendance record with 1,979 fans cheering on the Buckeyes. The excitement continued into Sunday where we had more register to wins for students and free tacos. After a 2 hour rain delay, the game was played in front of the third largest crowd for a Wolstein Classic game.

Results

  • Highest Wolstein Classic Attendance (2,743) with a 2 hour rain delay on Sunday.
  • Fourth Largest Attendance in program history (1,979).

Three student shuttles were provided for all three games to make the walk from campus to the stadium much easier.

Opening Weekend Student Promotions Included

A photo booth.

4,000 free wings on Friday and a taco truck on Sunday.

A register to win offered the opportunity to win free books for a semester, $500 towards tuition or an iPad.

Our Wolstein budget carried over to our game vs. Akron at the end of the season. Promotions included:

Free pizza for first 300 students

Free OSU Branded socks for first 300 students

Enter to win to take a kick on goal for $10,000

Register to Win Free books for a semester $500 toward tuition iPad

A snapchat filter was provided for the weekend and had 243 uses, 11,466 views.

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