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The Ohio Machine

Ohio Machine Gameday FAQs

Ticket Sales

Group Tickets and Fan Four+ Packs will ONLY be available in advance of walk-up sales at the Box Office. In order to purchase tickets at the best value, purchase online here or over the phone (614-754-1973) before arriving at Fortress Obetz.

Child Tickets

Children under two years of age do no need a ticket if the parent is comfortable having the child sit on his or her lap for the duration of the game.  If the parent is not comfortable with this, then the child would need to have a purchased ticket as well since the stadium is all assigned seating.  If there are any questions about this policy, please contact the ticket office at 614-754-1973 ext 3.

ADA Seating and Parking

Fortress Obetz features ADA accessible seating in the first row of the main grandstands. Seating requests can be made by contacting the Ohio Machine Ticket Office. Parking for ADA qualified individuals is located in the front row of the parking lot immediately to the west of the main entrance of Fortress Obetz. This parking is offered on a first come, first served basis.


Fortress Obetz is located less than 15 minutes from downtown Columbus at the site of the former Columbus Motor Speedway.  The address is 2050 Recreation Trail, Obetz, Ohio 43207.  For directions, please visit

Bag Policy

Except for bags required for child care or medical conditions, all bags, back packs, fanny packs, camera and binocular cases or other similar items and purses larger than 14″ long (side-to-side) x 10″ wide (front to back) x 10″ deep (top to bottom) are prohibited.


Hand-held still cameras are permitted for personal use. Cameras with large lenses and video cameras are prohibited. Any commercial photography is prohibited. Event Staff members are authorized to evict guests violating these photographic policies.

Donation Requests

The Ohio Machine actively donates items to charities and organizations promoting activities for the youth of Ohio. The Machine provides items of interest to help raise funds for non-profit tax-exempt organizations.  Items requested are not guaranteed.  Please visit for more information.

Gates Open

Gates open for Ohio Machine home games ninety minutes prior to face off.  The Box Office and Will Call will open three hours before the start of the game.

Guest Conduct

Ohio Machine Lacrosse should be an enjoyable experience for all fans. In order to promote athletic excellence and fan enjoyment, we ask for your assistance in displaying a high degree of respect and sportsmanship at all times. If a patron displays conduct which endangers or disrupts players, coaches, officials, or other patrons, the Village of Obetz and/or the Ohio Machine reserves the right to remove the individual from Fortress Obetz. No refunds will be granted in such cases.

 Lost & Found

Individuals searching for items lost at Ohio Machine games played at Fortress Obetz can call the Ohio Machine front office (614-754-1973) during normal weekday office hours to inquire if their items have been found.


Ohio Machine merchandise is available 24/7 at Merchandise is also available at all home games.


Parking at Fortress Obetz costs $5 per vehicle per game.  Parking for Season Members is free for all home games.  The majority of parking spots will be on grass or gravel. Bus and RV parking is available. ADA Parking available (see ADA Seating and Parking).  Parking lots open three hours prior to games.  Tailgating is permitted in all lots.

 Partnership Opportunities

Interested in becoming a partner of the Ohio Machine?  Contact Brian Ciccone at

Personal Message on Scoreboard

Fans interested in purchasing a personalized message for the scoreboard should, email

Prohibited Items

  Common items that spectators are prohibited from bringing into Fortress Obetz include, but are not limited to:

  Bags other than those allowed under the bag policy (see Bag Policy)

  Alcoholic beverages


  Noisemakers including cowbells, musical instruments or horns

  Laser Pointers

  Video cameras, televisions, large lens cameras, tripods, or large radios

  Cans, glasses, thermoses, picnic baskets, ice chests, wine skins, food, drinks or coolers

  Outside food and beverage

  Weapons of any kind including guns and knives


Patrons who choose to leave Fortress Obetz during an Ohio Machine game will not be allowed to re-enter.

Service Dogs

Animals are not permitted within Fortress Obetz with the exception of certified service dogs for guests with disabilities. Please contact the Ohio Machine Ticket Office at 614-754-1973 to make arrangements prior to the game.


Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere at Fortress Obetz. Guests who choose to leave Fortress Obetz to smoke will not be allowed to re-enter. We ask for your cooperation in enforcing this policy.


Tailgating is permitted in all lots around Fortress Obetz.  Lots open up three hours prior to games.

Ticket Information

All fans must have a valid game ticket to attend an Ohio Machine home game.  Tickets are available for the full season or on an individual game basis.  Discounts tickets are available for groups of 10 or more purchased in advance of gamedays.  For more information, email or call 614-754-1973 ext. 2.


Ohio Machine games are schedule to be played rain or shine. In the event of lightning, possible delays may occur. Please listen to all announcements on the PA system for instructions.

Will Call location

Will Call will be located at the Box Office at Fortress Obetz.