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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State Athletics is reminding fans planning to attend Saturday's Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity of the game day parking changes and details. The culmination of Penn State football's spring practice is set for April 22 at 3 p.m. in Beaver Stadium and is the centerpiece for a weekend of Penn State activities from April 20-23.
Admission will be free for the Blue-White Game. 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.
As announced last June and again in February, 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 have had the opportunity to purchase Blue-White Game car and RV parking permits in advance since February 21.
Fans Can Purchase Blue-White Parking in Person Until Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Fans can still purchase Blue-White Game car and RV parking permits in person at the Athletic Ticket Office in the Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21 (cash only).
Season ticket holders with a white permit and patrons with pre-purchased yellow permits will be able to park in the lots closest to Beaver Stadium (refer to the white and yellow lots on the parking map). Fans purchasing parking permits on game day will be parked in lots further from the stadium (refer to the yellow and black hatched lots on the parking map).
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.
Friday, April 21 -- Overnight RV lot opens at 8 a.m.
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 general admission within the Beaver Stadium reserved 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 and the schedule for Blue-White Weekend can be found at Blue-White Central: gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/blue-white.html
Penn State Athletics home events during Blue-White Weekend presented by Xfinity:
Thursday: Women's lacrosse vs. Maryland, 7 p.m.; men's volleyball vs. Princeton, EIVA semifinals, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Women's tennis vs. Purdue, 4 p.m.; softball vs. Rutgers, 6 p.m.; baseball vs. Northwestern, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity, 3 p.m.; softball vs. Rutgers, 5 p.m.; baseball vs. Northwestern, 6 p.m.; EIVA Championship match, 7 p.m. (Semifinal winners)
Sunday: Women's tennis vs. Indiana, 11 a.m.; softball vs. Rutgers, 1 p.m.; baseball vs. Northwestern, 1 p.m.; men's lacrosse vs. Rutgers, 7 p.m.
Also on Sunday, the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania begins at 11 a.m. Registration is from 7:30-10:15 a.m. at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
Baseball and Softball Parking Changes for Saturday
Fans planning to attend Saturday's Penn State baseball or softball games who aren't attending the Blue-White Game are strongly advised to allow extra time to arrive at the ballparks. Fans are encouraged to arrive between 3:15 and 4:30 p.m. By 5 p.m., many streets adjacent to Nittany Lion Softball Park and Medlar Field at Lubrano Park will become one-way for football traffic leaving the Blue-White Game.
For more information on Saturday's baseball and softball parking changes, please go to:
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.
Nearly 6,000 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 Athletic Ticket Office in the Bryce Jordan Center weekdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.