After 26 years of entertaining tailgaters, HineyGate, a.k.a. the parking lot outside the Holiday Inn on W. Lane Avenue, will close its doors forever. The Ohio State University has bought the 243-room hotel in order to convert it into a residence for more than 450 students, and some OSU alums and fans are calling “FOUL!” HineyGate has become known as one of college football’s greatest tailgating parties. Fall Saturdays would draw thousands of fans, vendors, and bands to this premiere tailgating spot. There is no word on a change of venue for this event.
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