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. 11 (all three girls championship games) and Saturday, Nov. 12 (all three boys championship games) at Lower.com Field. The address is 96 Columbus Crew Way, Columbus, OH 43215.
Girls (Friday, November 11)
- Division I: 1 p.m.
- Division III: 4 p.m.
- Division II: 7 p.m.
Boys (Saturday, November 12)
Your Hosts: OHSAA Sports Administrator Kate Barnett oversees soccer for the OHSAA. Tim Stried is the media coordinator and is assisted by Keeleigh Cain and Zachary Taylor. Jason Miller is the official score.
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. 11. Credentials will be held for pickup inside the West Lobby of the stadium. All 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 (LOT B on NORTH SIDE): Media who have been approved for credentials will be able to 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 2022-23 OHSAA Broadcast Fees chart.
Media Work Spaces: Work space for media members is available in the press box, which is located on the west side of the facility. Wireless access is available, as well. Broadcast media shall take a position on the west side of the stadium in the assigned broadcast booth.
Postgame Interviews: Coaches and student-athletes are available in the media interview room after both awards ceremonies have concluded. The room is located inside the west side field-level concourse behind the team benches.
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.
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.