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State Tournament Media Credential Information


State Finals Media Information: The following information was prepared to assist you with your coverage of the upcoming OHSAA girls and boys soccer state championship games. Please contact Tim Stried ([email protected] or 614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office if you have additional questions. Additional information will be posted on the OHSAA web site the week of the state tournament.
Dates and Location: Friday, Nov. 10 (all three girls championship games) and Saturday, Nov. 11 (all three boys championship games) at either Lower.com Field or Historic Crew Stadium. 
Game Times:
Girls (Friday, November 10)
- Division II: 1 p.m.
- Division I: 4 p.m.
- Division III: 7 p.m.
Boys (Saturday, November 11)
- Division II: 1 p.m.
- Division I: 4 p.m.
- Division III: 7 p.m.
Your Hosts: OHSAA Sports Administrator Kate Barnett oversees soccer for the OHSAA. Tim Stried is the media coordinator and is assisted by Zachary Taylor.
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 [email protected]). The deadline is 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9. At Lower.com Field, credentials will be held inside the West Lobby of the stadium. At Historic Crew Stadium, credentials are held Gate 4. Media must show photo identification to pick up credentials. No credentials will be issued to children, parents of state qualifiers or freelance photographers who are not working the soccer championships for a media outlet.
Confirmation Email and Approved List: Upon processing a credential application, the OHSAA will send a confirmation email to the media outlet, specifically to the editor or assigner who submitted the application. 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 at Historic Crew Stadium (SOUTH LOT): Media who have been approved for credentials can park in the large lot south of the stadium (scoreboard end).
Parking at Lower.com Field (LOT B on NORTH SIDE): Media who have been approved for credentials can park free of charge in Lot B on the north side of the stadium by showing the event-specific parking pass issued by the OHSAA, or their company identification to the parking attendants, who will check the approved credential list for confirmation.
Broadcasting Availability and Rates: Delayed video play-by-play coverage of the soccer state championship games is permitted, along with live or tape-delayed radio and audio webcasting per rates found on the OHSAA Broadcast Fees chart.
Media Work Spaces: Work space for media members is available in the press box. Wireless access is available. At Historic Crew Stadium, broadcast media have space available on the west side of the stadium (not the main press box).
Postgame Interviews: Coaches and student-athletes are available in the media interview room after both awards ceremonies have concluded. See tournament staff for the location of the room. 
Programs, Lineups, Box Scores & Recaps: 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.
Credential Policies:
Coaches, freelance photographers who are not working the event for a media outlet, parents of competitors and children are not permitted to receive media credentials. Media outlets found to be in violation could be subject to reduced access at future OHSAA state tournaments.