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Events in DFW for Cotton Bowl

Hey Buckeyes,

DFW is excited to host the Buckeyes for the upcoming Cotton Bowl! There are numerous events happening the week of the game that we hope you will join us at!

TBDBITL Rehearsals
For those interested in watching TBDBITL rehearsals they will be open to the public!
Where: GCISD’s Mustang Panther Stadium
When: Wednesday, December 27th 12:30-2:30pm
Thursday, December 28th 10-11:30am
Friday, December 29th 1:30-2:30pm

Food Bank Volunteer Event
This is the 25th year that Ohio State’s Office of Student Life has organized a service project in conjunction with its football bowl game in order to give back to the host city. You are invited to join Student Life Senior Vice President Dr. Melissa Shivers to pack food bags.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below soon as possible, with a final deadline of Tuesday December 26.

You can find the form here.

Questions regarding the community service can be directed to Mike Liang at or 614-506-6892.
When: Thursday, December 28th Registration: 8am, Packing 9-11:30am
Where: Tarrant Area Food Bank

Battle of the Bands
TBDBITL will go head to head against Missouri’s Marching Band at a free pep rally for the public! Parking in Lot 10 next to AT&T Stadium will be free as well! The event will be in the West Plaza – Miller LiteHouse area.

More information can be found here.
When: Thursday, December 28th 4-5pm
Where: West Plaza at AT&T Stadium

Meet Air Noland! in partnership with More Than A Tailgate
Be the FIRST Buckeyes to meet incoming QB, Air Noland! This will be Air Noland’s first ever appearance and panel discussion. He is joined by track and field star recruit, Aaliyah Elliott, who happens to be Ezekiel Elliott’s youngest sister. Facilitated by media personality, Obie Stillwell, we will talk about their recruiting journeys and what it means to be a future Buckeye.

Open bar and heavy appetizers will be served to guests in a private space at Dallas’ famous, Stan’s Blue Note.

VIP guests will have the unique opportunity to meet Air Noland and have a professional photograph taken with him.

More information and ticket purchasing can be found here. This ticket includes a ticket to the Welcome Party afterwards.
When: Thursday, December 28th 4:30-6pm
Where: Stan’s Blue Note

Welcome to Dallas Party
Join us for the ultimate party at Stan’s Blue Note in Dallas, TX!

Get ready to have a blast at the Welcome to Dallas Party (formerly known as Buckeye Bash), where good times and great memories are guaranteed as we get ready to cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes in their battle against the Missouri Tigers.

This in-person event is the place to be for all Buckeye fans. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and ice-cold drinks. The event will also feature drink specials, a DJ and indoor / outdoor (tented) space!

Whether you’re a proud alum, or a die-hard fan, this get together is for you. Don’t miss out on the action – mark your calendars and get ready to party!

We are encouraging a $5 donation for this event. The proceeds will go to our local scholarship for students attending Ohio State. Tickets can be purchased at the door. (This is a separate ticket from the “More Than a Tailgate” event)

When: Thursday, December 28th 6-9pm
Where: Stan’s Blue Note
For a map of parking at Stan’s, select the file below.

OSU Exclusive Tailgate
Get ready for the Cotton Bowl by attending this exclusive Ohio State tailgate! This event will feature a tailgate inspired dinner buffet, an open bar, special guests, and more!

This event is in the Pepsi Fan Deck located on the concourse within AT&T Stadium. This will grant you early access into the stadium at 4:15pm (stadium opens to everyone else at 5pm). It will overlook the Ohio State endzone.

Tickets are $150 to attend this event. The deadline to sign up is noon on Friday, December 22nd.
To purchase tickets, please click here.
When: Friday, December 29th 4:15-7pm
Where: Pepsi Fan Deck within AT&T Stadium

Huddle Up Tailgate
On gameday there will be a tailgate for all ages outside of AT&T Stadium! It will feature games, giveaways, a kids play zone, and lots of food and beverages! The event is free, but you must have a game ticket to get in. The tailgate also features an Ohio State Pep Rally at 4:40pm which will include the band and cheer squads!

More information can be found here.
When: Friday, December 29th 4-7pm
Where: East and West Plazas outside AT&T Stadium

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