Full Slate of Events Set for Blue-White Weekend

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April 3, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The annual Blue-White Weekend is slated to be full of fun activities for fans of all ages, highlighted by the Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity, which is set for Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m. The Penn State Spring Football game serves as the centerpiece for numerous activities throughout the weekend on the University Park campus.

Admission will be free for the Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity. Season ticket holders who also purchased season parking permits for 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.

In anticipation of another large Blue-White Game crowd, fans are encouraged to purchased Blue-White 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. Advance parking purchases by phone (1-800-NITTANY) and online will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 7.

As announced in June 2016, 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).

Beaver Stadium parking lots will open on game day at 8 a.m. Beaver Stadium gates A, B, C and E will open at 1:30 p.m. Team arrival for the Nittany Lions will be at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Curtin and Porter Roads.

The popular autograph session with the Nittany Lions will be held from 12:15-1:05 p.m. at gates A, B, C, E and F of Beaver Stadium. The players will be permitted to sign one item per person to give as many fans as possible an opportunity to meet the squad. Autograph session details will be announced via Penn State Football social channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) the week of the Blue-White Game.

 

 

Fan Fest, the official Penn State football game day fan festival, includes numerous displays and vendors, as well as slides and games for kids. Fan Fest runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. "My Hero Zero" will perform at Fan Fest beginning at 11 a.m. Fan Fest will be located on Curtin Road near Beaver Stadium, as it is during the season.

The 8th Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run/Family Fun Walk to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania is set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 23. Participants will finish at the 50-yard line in Beaver Stadium for the three-mile run or one-mile walk. For more information, go to: specialolympicspa.org.

Visit the Blue-White Game website at http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/blue-white.html for additional information.

The Nittany Lions are in the midst of spring practice, with the 15 spring sessions culminating in the Blue-White Game. The radio broadcast will air on the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com.

The Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity will air live on the Big Ten Network. The schedule is subject to change, check BTN.com for updated listings.

The Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity is the university's unofficial annual spring reunion. Last year, an estimated 65,000 fans were in attendance. The Blue-White Game has drawn more than 50,000 fans in eight of the past 10 years. For additional information on the Blue-White game visit: http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/blue-white.html.

Fans interested in purchasing season tickets will be able to view available seats in person with a customer service representative or online on Penn State's virtual venue.

Blue-White Weekend Schedule of Events, April 21-23:

Friday, April 21
All-Sports Museum open, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Purdue; Tennis Center, 4 p.m.
Softball vs. Rutgers; Nittany Lion Softball Park, 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. Northwestern; Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 22
Beaver Stadium parking lots open, 8 a.m.
Fan Fest; Curtin Road, 10 a.m.
"My Hero Zero" performs at Fan Fest; Curtin Road, 11 a.m.
Team Bus Arrival; Curtin Road & Porter Road, 11:30 a.m. Player Autograph Session; Gates A, B, C, E, F, 12:15-1:05 p.m.
Beaver Stadium Gates A, B, C & E open, 1:30 p.m.
Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity, 3 p.m.
Softball vs. Rutgers; Nittany Lion Softball Park, 5 p.m.
Baseball vs. Northwestern; Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, 6 p.m.
Glee Club "Blue & White" Concert; Eisenhower Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 23
All-Sports Museum open, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Indiana; Tennis Center, 11 a.m.
Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run, 11 a.m.
Softball vs. Rutgers; Nittany Lion Softball Park, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Northwestern; Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, 2 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse vs. Rutgers; Penn State Lacrosse Field, 7 p.m.

Penn State opens the 2017 campaign against Akron at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2.

More than 5,500 new season tickets have been sold for the 2017 campaign. For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2017 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.

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