Media Credentials for State Qualifying Tournaments: Media shall contact the tournament site manager to arrange for media credentials. Go to the OHSAA’s Field Hockey web page to access the tournament regulations, which contain the contact information for the state qualifying tournaments site managers.
State Tournament Media Information: The following information was prepared to assist you with your coverage of the upcoming OHSAA field hockey state tournament. Please contact Tim Stried (email@example.com or 614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office should you have additional questions. Previews and additional information will be posted on the OHSAA web site the week of the state tournament.
Your Hosts: Tournament manager Kathleen Coughlin and OHSAA Associate Commissioner Dr. Deborah Moore.
Dates and Location: November 6 and 7 at Upper Arlington High School’s Marv Moorehead Stadium, 1650 Ridgeview Road, Columbus 43221. From State Route 315, take the Lane Ave. exit and head west. Follow Lane Ave. until passing the Lane Ave. Shopping Center on the left, then turn right (north) onto Northwest Blvd. Proceed for 0.4 miles and turn right onto Ridgeview Road, where the school and stadium are visible.
Game Times: State semifinal games will be played Friday at noon and 2:30. The championship game Saturday will begin at 1 p.m.
Credentials: There is no official credential application form to submit to the OHSAA for the state field hockey tournament and no other advance registration is needed. Media members shall show their company identification (ID badge or letter from editor/supervisor) for admittance. Media shall sign in and ask tournament personnel for a media packet, which contains a credential, release, welcome letter and program.
Parking: There is no designated media parking lot. Media and spectators shall park around the school on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional parking is available at the Kingsdale Shopping Center, located off Northwest Blvd. north of Ridgeview Road.
Broadcasting Availability and Rates: Live or tape-delayed radio and audio webcasting is available at no charge. Telecasts are exclusive to Time Warner Cable Sports.
Media Work Space, Wireless Access, Internet Connections, Telephones: Work space is available in the press box for credentialed media members. Wireless access is available, as well as a telephone for credit cards, collect or toll-free calls only.
Postgame Interviews: Coaches and student-athletes are available on the field for interviews following both semifinal games and after the awards ceremony of the championship game. There are no official press conferences.
Box Scores and Recaps: Will be posted on the OHSAA web site as soon as possible following each game.
Photographs Available: Media outlets needing photographs from OHSAA state tournamentscan utilize the OHSAA’s official photographer, Impact Action Sports Photography. Log on to www.impactactionphotos.com and click on the media request form, or contact Joe Maiorana (firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-266-1674) or Ben Barnes (email@example.com).
Coaches, freelance photographers and parents of competitors are not permitted to receive media credentials. Media outlets found to be in violation could be subject to reduced access at future OHSAA state tournaments.