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July 23, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; July 23, 2013 - Penn State football fans who want to guarantee their seats for Penn State's primetime games with Michigan and UCF, the Senior Day clash against Nebraska and all seven home opponents can still do so for a limited time before single game sales begin later this month.
For the second consecutive year, coach Bill O'Brien's Nittany Lions will host five bowl teams from the previous season, including the Wolverines, Cornhuskers and Kent State that finished in the BCS Top 25. UCF and Purdue also are 2012 bowl teams visiting Beaver Stadium this fall. The home opener is Sept. 7 vs. Eastern Michigan, one week after the August 31 season opener against Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
More than 2,600 new season tickets have been sold for the 2013 campaign and the price of season tickets remains the same as 2012 at $385 for the season ($55 per game). Approximately 90 percent of 2012 Nittany Lion season ticket holders have renewed their seats for the coming season. Penn State annually has one of the nation's largest season ticket bases, which includes 21,000 full season student tickets, the second-largest in all of college sports.
Season tickets remain available in all seating zones of Beaver Stadium. Fans that have not already applied for 2013 season tickets can get information or apply online at www.GoPSUsports.com/tickets or by calling a Penn State Athletics Ticket Sales Representative at
1-800-NITTANY (648-8269), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fans will have the opportunity to purchase public single game tickets for the upcoming football season starting on Tuesday, July 30. The sale will begin at 10:00 a.m. with tickets available at www.GoPSUsports.com/tickets. Fans can also purchase single game tickets by calling 1-800-NITTANY beginning at 10 a.m. on July 30. All tickets made available to the public will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of tickets are available for the Michigan and Nebraska games. Customers must call 1-800-NITTANY if they are interested in purchasing those games.
Pricing for single game tickets reflects the per-game pricing of a season ticket, which incorporates a Nittany Lion Club per seat donation amount. Those amounts, based on seat locations in Beaver Stadium, have been applied to the per game ticket price in order to protect the value to all season ticket holders and the NLC priority point system. The price for Blue Zone public single game tickets remains the same as the last three seasons.
The 2013 public single game ticket prices are:
Green Zone (lower midfield) - Not available
Black Zone (between 30-yard lines) - $140 per ticket
Red Zone (10 to 30-yard lines) - $110 per ticket
Blue Zone (end zones to 10 yard-lines) - $70 (bench) and $74 (chairback) per ticket
"This pricing allows us to offer tickets to the general public in all seating areas while assuring that the season ticket and donation commitments that our Nittany Lion Club members have made are not compromised," said Associate Athletic Director Greg Myford. "This option highlights the value of Nittany Lion Club membership and being a season ticket holder, while still offering single game tickets more broadly."
Public single game ticket locations are made available after all season ticket and Nittany Lion Club single game ticket purchase assignments have been made.
Additionally, fans interested in purchasing tickets to the Michigan (Oct. 12) game will also be required to purchase the same amount of tickets to the Eastern Michigan (Sept. 7) contest. Customers who purchase Nebraska (Nov. 23) tickets will also be required to purchase the same amount of tickets to the Kent State (Sept. 21) match-up. A limited number of tickets are available for the Michigan and Nebraska games. Customers must call 1-800-NITTANY if they are interested in purchasing those bundles.
Advance parking for each game can be purchased as part of the July 30 ticket sale as well. General parking purchased in advance is $10, while paying to park on game day when arriving to the general lots will cost $40. Fans are encouraged to purchase parking passes in advance to not only realize the substantial savings, but to assist in smoother traffic and parking operations as well. Fans can purchase up to three advance single game parking passes per account.
For more information on advance single game parking, go to:
Fans are reminded that backpacks, bags, and purses will not be permitted in Beaver Stadium and at all Penn State athletic events this fall. One clear one-gallon plastic bag per person will be permitted for items required for medical and/or child care needs. All items are subject to inspection.
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2013 Penn State Home Football Schedule
Sept. 7 - Eastern Michigan, 12 p.m. (1973 Team Reunion and Celebration)
Sept. 14 - UCF, 6 p.m. (Community Heroes Day)
Sept. 21 - Kent State, TBA (All-University Day)
Oct. 12 - Michigan, 5 p.m. (Homecoming/Varsity "S" Day)
Nov. 2 - Illinois, TBA (THON Day)
Nov. 16 - Purdue, TBA (Military Appreciation Day)
Nov. 23 - Nebraska TBA (Senior Day)