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April 12, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., -
Fans attending Penn State's Blue-White Game presented by AAA should be aware of some changes to gameday parking and seating in and around Beaver Stadium.
The Blue-White Game will kick at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 in Beaver Stadium. Parking lots will open at 8:00 a.m. Gates A & B will open for fans at 12:00 p.m. for the autograph session, which begins at 12:30 p.m. Gates C & E will open at 12:30 p.m. Gameday parking and admission to the Blue-White Game are free.
Parking and tailgating rules and the list of prohibited items in Beaver Stadium remain the same for the Blue-White Game as a regular season football game. Backpacks, strollers and umbrellas are among the items not permitted in the stadium. The complete list of prohibited items and parking/tailgating rules are available in the 2010 stadium guide.
The overnight RV parking lot (Lots 19-20) will open Friday at 8 a.m. and the cost is $60 for the weekend (cash only). The overnight RV lot is the only Intercollegiate Athletics' football parking lot that will charge a fee this weekend.
On Saturday, traffic management staff and parkers will direct cars to the lots closest to the stadium. Several parking lots will be unavailable due to construction and other weekend activities. Fans are asked to please follow as directed to the closest available parking lot.
ADA parking will be located in the South lot (Red Reserved lot) nearest to Curtin Road and the Medlar Field parking lot (Purple Reserved lot) nearest to Porter Road. There will be no ADA shuttle service, but there are accessible paths from these lots to the stadium.
Blue-White Game parking maps are available at Gameday Central on www.GoPSUsports.com Gameday Central.
Portions of Beaver Stadium are under construction. Those areas will be fenced or barricaded during the Blue-White Game.
The most noticeable change in Beaver Stadium since the end of last season is a project that will add more than 100 new locations for ADA patrons and companion seating for the 2011 season. Wheelchair access to the North field level seats has changed, with access from the center portal (Section NF) in the North end zone. Three new ADA-accessible restrooms will be constructed on the North side, near Section NF, and will be open this fall.
On the East side of the stadium, the first three rows of seats from goal line to goal line have been removed and replaced with five large, pre-cast sections that will permit additional ADA spectators and companions to watch the Nittany Lions from a great vantage point. Also in the East stands, two vomitory ramps have been improved to allow for increased and easier access by ADA patrons to the new seating areas. Three new ADA-accessible restroom facilities also are being constructed on the East side and will be open for the upcoming season.
Immediately following the Blue-White Game, the first three rows of the West stands, from goal line to goal line, will be removed and construction mirroring the work on the East side to increase ADA seating will begin. Three new ADA-accessible restrooms also will be constructed on the West side for this season.
Athletics Customer Relations representatives will be available to Blue-White gameday fans beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday through one hour after the game ends. For assistance, fans can call 1-800-NITTANY (1-800-648-8269).
A carnival and other events, including fireworks and the Penn State Idol finals, are Friday from 6-10 p.m. adjacent to Beaver Stadium. The carnival and other events, run Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and the carnival runs on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For a complete schedule of Blue-White Weekend events, go to: www.GoPSUsports.com Gameday Central.
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