Ok, fam, the 2019 Big Ten Championship game is just two days away, and the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes will be taking on the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers this Saturday in OSU’s final game north of the Mason-Dixon Line this season. So, unless you want to travel 600 (Atlanta to 1,800 (Phoenix) miles to see them in the College Football Playoffs, this will be your last chance to see this version of the Buckeyes live and in person before the mass exodus to the NFL in January.
But don’t worry if you haven’t planned your trip to Indianapolis yet, because we’ve got you covered with all of the info that you could possibly need to plan a last-minute, two-and-a-half hour road trip across I-70 this weekend.
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts and the NFL Combine
When: Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT
How much: This is the big question. On StubHub right now, tickets are pretty cheap considering the magnitude of the game.
You can get tickets as cheap as $48.45 plus fees on StubHub right now to sit in the end zone terrace section, or you can get lower-level club seats at the 50-yard line for just $284.05 a piece.
Lots of options for last-minute tickets, and if you wait until just before kick, they will likely continue to go down.
What else is there to do?
Big Ten RV Nation: Friday, Dec. 6, through Sunday, Dec. 8.
Big Ten Fan Fest: Friday, Dec. 6, from 3-9 p.m. CT, Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. CT
FOX Sports Cares Night: Friday, Dec. 6, from 5-7:30 p.m. CT
T-Mobile BTN Kickoff Concert headlined by Fall Out Boy: Friday, Dec. 6, at 9 p.m. CT
Doors open at 8 p.m.; Pre-concert activation on Georgia Street from 6-8 p.m.
Don’t know who Fall Out Boy is? It’s these guys (good luck getting this song out of your head for the next few days):
USA Football FUNdamental Youth Clinics: Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 noon, 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. CT
Saturday of Service: Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.–12 noon CT
Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia Street: Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. CT
Ohio State Pep Rally: Saturday, Dec. 7. 5-7 p.m. at the Bullseye Event Center located just south of Lucas Oil Stadium at 723 South Capitol Avenue.
Where to eat?
The most famous spot in Indy is St. Elmo Steak House in downtown. The world-famous steak house has been serving steaks, seafood, chicken and chops for 117 years. If you can get in (and you can afford it), this place is well worth the trip.
For something completely different, just a few blocks away there’s Shapiro’s Delicatessen which has been serving it’s famous corned beef and pastrami on rye, matzo ball soup, apricot rugelach, and bagels since 1905.
If you’re looking for a place to get your drink on, try Bakersfield Mass Ave. where you can sample more than 100 tequilas and whiskeys and their beer comes in a frosty boot mug.
Where to stay?
There are a ton of options for lodging in the Circle City, and we’ve got them all for you.
Big Ten Championship Game Hotels
Courtesy of the Big Ten Conference. For more information, contact us at 1.800.556.INDY or 317.262.8187 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm EST) or via email at TravelDesk@VisitIndy.com.