Originally Posted by greenallover
Look, not to be mean, but what are you smoking? How many highschool football players/students are out there are thinking, "Man I wish that we could play our last game, the championship game, on a soccer field..." I'm sure it's a nice facility but the Buckeyes play in the Shoe and I'm sure that the Shoe is where they want to play and where most of the fans/parents in Ohio would like to see their kids play. I'm sure that they would rather play on a field in Canton where the pros have played as to play on a soccer field.
Columbus area high schools play in Columbus Crew Stadium all the time. Notably this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZuOL...feature=fvwrel
and I believe Pick North-Pick Central played each other in that venue before.
Your talking 10k vs 100k+ capacity in Ohio Stadium, which would mean less than 1/10 of the stadium would be filled. Cols. Crew Stadium is ~22.5k capacity. 10k vs 22k = a little less than 1/2, which I think should be an appropriate proportion of seating.
Plus, now that this year won't have a HOF Game thanks to the NFL's screwing around, I don't think Canton looks too intriguing commercial value wise.
Not to mention that the parking situations aren't as complex and expensive with Columbus Crew Stadium as opposed to Ohio Stadium, as well as less construction than the latter.