Unlike most Columbus residents, my home team is not the OSU Buckeyes... it's the Columbus Crew. I've mentioned before that I've biked to Crew games with mixed results. I've never had any problems with traffic and getting into the stadium - I think that most folks realize I'm not holding them up since I enter through a different access point to the parking lot, and I don't park in a parking space. I'm sure there are some who are rankled by my ability to do so, but that's their own fault for driving instead of cycling.
To my point, though: the General Manager of the Columbus Crew, Mark McCullers, was interviewed by the Columbus Dispatch about the status of Crew Stadium and the need for improvements. The major improvements he mentioned were all about the parking situation at the stadium, naturally.
If you've never been to Crew Stadium (shame on you! ;) ), here's the situation: Crew Stadium's parking lots are two-fold: the VIP lot, which is close to the stadium and nicely paved; and the regular lot, which is basically a big dirt field. Until the past couple years I'd always parked in the regular lot. But I always arrived early to games to either tailgate or to do work with the team's website (I was a feature writer and programmer for the website for several years), so I was able to pick my parking spot pretty easily. Having seen some of the spaces in the lot after rainy days, it can be hard to get in and out of the lot or tailgate there (and tailgating before sporting events is very big in a college football town like Columbus) without becoming a muddy mess.
Though a VIP parking pass isn't that expensive when you look at coming to around 16-18 games a season, they are limited in quantity and many folks in Columbus think it's ridiculous to have to pay for parking anywhere (too much car culture). So the Crew is actually losing fans because of the parking situation.
Though it's not going to be THE answer, I've asked the Crew on two occasions now to install bike racks. After reading today's article, I suggested their installation as well as creating some sort of bicyclist promotion to get people to try to ride their bikes in more often. If people know that bike racks are an option at the stadium and they'd be rewarded for using the racks for their bikes, they might be more inclined to use them. And putting them close enough to the front gate would help discourage thieves.
More bicycles would mean fewer cars, which is always a good thing. And though it won't solve the problem of poor parking lots, it could certainly help.