Still, fans are much better behaved than they used to be, said OSU Assistant Police Chief Rick Amweg.
“The home football games have become fun family affairs that are friendlier than ever,” he said.
At the seven home games in 2006, 410 tailgaters were cited for open-container violations, more than double the 204 fans cited by state liquor agents the year before.
University and city officials discussed the numbers at a news conference called Tuesday to go over plans for this year’s game-day policies.
So many more citations may have been written last year because of later game times that offered more time to party, Amweg said.
Officials speculated that another possible reason was that
At the same time, they stressed that things are much improved since the 2002
“The atmosphere on game days has dramatically changed the past few years,” Mayor Michael Coleman said.