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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– Penn State today announced parking information for the culmination of Penn State football's spring practice -- the Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity. The contest is set for Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in Beaver Stadium and is the centerpiece for a weekend of Penn State activities from April 21-23.
As in previous years, admission will be free for the Blue-White Game. Season ticket and season parking holders from the 2016 season received a white 2017 Blue-White Game parking permit with their 2016 tickets and parking permit sheet last summer. Season ticket holders planning to attend the Blue-White Game are asked to hang their permit as they approach Beaver Stadium.
Previously issued Blue-White Game parking permits that are lost will not be replaced.
As announced last June, fans attending the Blue-White Game who did not have 2016 season tickets and a season parking permit will be charged for parking for the intrasquad scrimmage. During Blue-White Weekend, there will be a $20 charge (cash only) for game day RVs and cars and a $60 charge (cash only) for the overnight RV lot (for all fans that arrive on Friday with an RV). Buses also will be charged $60 (cash only).
The parking fee will help offset some of the more than $500,000 in expenses Penn State Athletics annually incurs in the operations for the Blue-White Game. More information on parking is outlined below.
In anticipation of another Blue-White Game crowd above 60,000, fans are encouraged to purchase Blue-White Game car and RV parking permits in advance. Season ticket holders with a white permit and patrons with pre-purchased permits will be able to park in the lots closest to Beaver Stadium. Fans purchasing parking permits on game day will be parked in lots further from the stadium.
Starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, fans can purchase Blue-White Game parking permits for $20 by calling 1-800-NITTANY (weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), by logging onto their Account Manager or creating an account at GoPSUsports.com/tickets. Advance parking purchases by phone and online will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Patrons should call 1-800-NITTANY for assistance.
Starting on Wednesday, March 22, fans also can purchase Blue-White Game car and RV parking permits in person at the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office (weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.). In person sales will end at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 21.
Blue-White Game parking - April 21-22, lots open at 8 a.m.
As in previous years at the Blue-White Game, cars will be loaded into parking lots in arrival sequence, starting with lots closest to the stadium.
- Fans with white parking permits and those needing ADA parking will be in the closest lots until those lots are filled;
- Patrons who pre-purchased permits will be in the next closest lots;
- Fans purchasing permits on game day will be parked in lots further from the stadium.
Overnight RV - $60 (cash only) for all fans wishing to park in the Overnight RV lot, arriving on Friday. RVs will only be permitted to park in the Overnight RV lot during Blue-White Weekend.
Saturday, April 22 – Game day lots open at 8 a.m.
2016 season ticket and season parking holders - Able to park in Beaver Stadium preferred lots and Overnight RV lot on game day in car or RV (Overnight RV lot only) with the Blue-White parking permit received with 2016 season tickets. RVs will only be permitted to park in the Overnight RV lot during Blue-White Weekend.
All fans who did not have 2016 season tickets or season parking – $20 (cash only) to park in Beaver Stadium outer lots and the Overnight RV lot on game day. RVs will only be permitted to park in the Overnight RV lot during Blue-White Weekend.
Buses - $60 (cash only) to park near the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Blue-White Game is the university's unofficial annual spring reunion. During the past 10 years, attendance at the Blue-White Game has surged, with eight estimated crowds of 55,000 or more, including four throngs above 70,000. At least 65,000 fans have attended each of the three Blue-White tilts since James Franklin became the Nittany Lions’ head coach in 2014.
The Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity will air live on BTN, the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com. More details on the Blue-White Weekend will be announced in the coming weeks.
Among the slate of athletics events for Blue-White Weekend presented by Xfinity are: women’s tennis vs. Purdue (Friday, 4 p.m.) and Indiana (Sunday, 11 a.m.), softball vs. Rutgers (Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.), baseball (Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.) and men’s lacrosse vs. Rutgers (Sunday, 7 p.m.). Times are subject to change.
More information about the 2017 Blue-White Game and related events will be distributed. Fans with questions about parking for the Blue-White Game can call 1-800-NITTANY (weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m) or ask questions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 Penn State season ticket renewal and Nittany Lion Club membership renewal deadlines were February 1. There were no increases in the price of Penn State football season tickets for the 2017 season.
More than 3,500 new season tickets have been sold for the home schedule for the 2016 Big Ten Champions. For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2017 season tickets, the Recent Graduate program (35 percent discount on season tickets), as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit www.PSUnrivaled.com, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m-6 p.m.