The Ohio High School Athletic Association
State Tournament Media Credential Information
Sectional, District, Regional and State Semifinals Media Credential
Requests: Media shall contact the tournament site manager to
request media credentials. Go to the OHSAA’s Girls Soccer or Boys
Soccer web pages to access the various district websites (for
sectional and district games), the regional tournament site managers
and the state semifinal site managers.
State Finals Media Information: The following information was
prepared to assist you with your coverage of the upcoming OHSAA boys
and girls soccer state championship games. Please contact Tim Stried
(email@example.com or 614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office
should you have additional questions. Previews and additional
information will be posted on the OHSAA web site the week of the
Dates and Location: Nov. 9 (all three girls championship
games) and Nov. 10 (all three boys championship games) at Columbus
Crew Stadium. The address is One Black & Gold Boulevard, Columbus,
OH 43211. The stadium is located at the northeast corner of the Ohio
State Fairgrounds and is visible from Interstate 71 just north of
downtown Columbus. From I-71, take the Hudson Street exit. If coming
from the north, proceed straight onto Silver Drive, which winds
around directly to the stadium. If coming from the south, turn left
onto Hudson Street, cross over I-71 and turn left onto Silver Drive,
which winds around directly to the stadium.
Friday, 12:00 p.m. Division III Girls
Friday, 3:30 p.m. Division II Girls
Friday, 7:00 p.m. Division I Girls
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. Division III Boys
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Division II Boys
Saturday, 7:00 p.m. Division I Boys
Media Credentials for the State Finals: Media shall use the
OHSAA’s official soccer credential application form and fax it to
Tim Stried at 614-267-1677 (or scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline is 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. Credentials will be held
for pickup at Gate 8 on the northwest side of Crew Stadium. All
media must show company identification (ID badge) to pick up their
credentials. No credentials will be issued to school, student,
parent or freelance photographers.
Confirmation Email and Approved List: Upon processing a
credential application, the OHSAA will send a confirmation email to
the media outlet. In addition, a list of those media members who
have been approved for credentials will be posted on the credential
information page at OHSAA.org.
Parking: Media who have been approved for credentials will be
able to park free of charge by showing their company identification
(ID badge) to the parking attendants, who will check the approved
credential list for confirmation.
Broadcasting Availability and Rates: Live or tape-delayed
radio and audio webcasting, as well as tape-delayed television and
delayed video webcasting, is available per rates found on the
2012-13 OHSAA Broadcast Fees chart.
Media Work Space, Wireless Access, Telephones: Work space for
media members is available on a first-come, first-served basis in
the press box, which is located in the northeast corner of Crew
Stadium. Wireless access is available, as well as telephone
connections for credit card, collect or toll-free calls only.
Postgame Interviews: Coaches and student-athletes are
available on the field for interviews after BOTH awards ceremonies
have concluded. There are no official press conferences.
Programs, Lineups, Box Scores and Recaps: Official programs,
pregame starting lineups and postgame box scores will be distributed
in the press box. Box scores and recaps will be posted on the OHSAA
web site as soon as possible following each game. The same
information will also be posted in the Associated Press Marketplace
for AP members.
Media outlets needing photographs from a state tournament are
encouraged to contact the OHSAA’s official photographer, Impact
Action Sports Photography. Their website is
ww.impactactionphotos.com (click on the media request form), or
contact Joe Maiorana (email@example.com, 614-266-1674) or Ben
Coaches, school staff, freelance photographers and parents of
competitors are not permitted to receive media credentials. Media
outlets found to be in violation could be subject to reduced access
at future OHSAA state tourna¬ments.
Your Hosts: Tournament Manager Dave Siess, OHSAA Assistant
Commissioner Jerry Snodgrass, OHSAA Sports Information Assistant
Paul Seiter and Columbus Crew Director of Media Relations Marco
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