Penn State Athletics Partners With Tailgate Guys

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Aug. 2, 2017

Tailgate Guys

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.-- Penn State is excited to announce that it has become the first Big Ten Conference athletic program to establish a premium tailgate operation, partnering with Tailgate Guys.

This addition to the football game day experience will enhance the Nittany Lions' premier tailgating and hospitality experience. The Penn State/Tailgate Guys partnership will bring turnkey and hassle-free tailgating to State College for the 2017 football season.

Tailgate Guys was designed to take the trouble out of tailgating by providing an exclusive, fun game day experience for their guests. They will offer tailgate packages to accommodate groups of all sizes and will be steps from Beaver Stadium. Their offerings include tents, tables, chairs, coolers with ice, TV and media service, food and beverage options and their own bellhop service.

"Penn State's tailgating environment is an iconic part of the pageantry of game day in Happy Valley," said Phil Esten, Deputy Director of Athletics. "We are excited to add a full service tailgating option for our fans through our partnership with Tailgate Guys. We look forward to working with CEO Parker Duffey and his team to implement this opportunity for the 2017 season."

"We've been excited about this possibility for quite some time so it is extremely rewarding for our team to see everything come to fruition," said Parker Duffey, President and CEO of Tailgate Guys. "Penn State represents the first Big Ten partnership in our network which is a major milestone for Tailgate Guys but it also shows the progressive mentality of the leadership at Penn State. They have some great people with great ideas!"

Tailgate Guys, founded in 2009, can be found operating on campuses and in bowl games across the country. The partners include: the Cotton Bowl, Peach Bowl, Auburn, Texas A&M, Florida, Georgia Tech, Texas, Texas Christian University, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, South Florida and Connecticut.

Tailgate Guys has been providing guests with a first-class, turnkey tailgate experience for eight years and are excited to offer the same opportunity to the Nittany Lion fan base.

Tailgate packages have been available exclusively to the Nittany Lion Club members since mid-June during a priority reservation period. All remaining packages are now available to the public. For anyone interested, please contact Tailgate Guys with questions or reservation inquiries at