Penn State Finalizes Limited Gameday Parking Changes for Alabama Clash
Sept. 7, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; September 8, 2011 - Penn State has finalized limited parking changes for Saturday's 3:30 p.m. football game against Alabama. About 2,500 vehicles will be redirected to off-site parking lots.
The vast majority of fans will not be affected by these changes. Patrons who normally park cars and RVs in reserved, paved lots will be unaffected.
Free shuttles will be provided to patrons parking in off-site lots. A complete list of alternate parking locations, along with street addresses for GPS navigation, is included at the end of this announcement. Shuttle buses will run to off-site lots from 10:30 a.m. until kickoff. The return trips will start at the beginning of the second half and will end 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
Penn State is asking football patrons for their patience and understanding, as the adverse weather has left some grass lots unsuitable for parking. Fans are being urged to carpool, and use shuttle services. Patrons are advised to reconsider plans to bring an RV, and to opt for a car if possible. Car and RV drivers should leave extra time for travel and parking.
All parking lots, on and off campus, will open at 8 a.m. Pre-paid parking passes will be honored at all off-site lots.
To reference a map of all standard game day parking areas, visit http://goo.gl/H4eqm online.
Note: Patrons who normally park cars in reserved spaces will not be affected.
-- Yellow lots 11, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 will be available for cars only on a first-come, first-served basis. When full, alternate accommodations will be made.
-- Yellow Lot 12 will be closed. Fans who normally park in this lot should approach the campus from the east on I-99/U.S. Route 322 or choose an alternate location listed at the bottom of this announcement.
-- Brown Lot will be closed. Brown parking passes will be honored in the Orange lots. Cars should approach the Orange lots from the east on I-99/U.S. Route 322 or choose an alternate location listed at the bottom of this announcement.
-- Yellow Lot 9 has limited availability on pavement areas only. Patrons who utilize ADA grass parking in Yellow Lot 9 will be redirected to the East Parking Deck on Bigler Road. This parking deck will be open only to those with ADA parking permits and it will be serviced by a shuttle to and from the stadium.
-- The Family-Friendly Lot will be moved to a nearby lot. Patrons who already have a Family-Friendly Lot parking permit will be directed to the paved area in front of the Housing and Food Services Building along Services Road. Patrons should continue to enter campus from the west.
Note: Patrons who park RVs in reserved spaces on paved lots will not be affected. All others, see below.
-- Yellow RV parking: Game day Yellow RV parking will not be permitted - those patrons should plan to drive to one of the alternate locations listed at the bottom of this announcement.
-- Green and Purple RV lots: Patrons who have a reserved RV parking space in grass will not be permitted to park RVs in these lots and are will be relocated to a suitable parking area. Permit-holders who arrive in cars will be allowed to park in their numbered RV space. RV permits should be prominently displayed.
-- Orange and Blue RV lots: Both lots are open to permit holders. Blue permit holders should approach the stadium via Route 26 and Porter Road. Orange permit holders should approach on Fox Hollow Road or from the East via I-99 / Route 322.
-- Overnight RV parking, Yellow Lot 19: Overnight RV parking in Yellow Lot 19 will be available, though part of the lot likely will be closed. Once overnight RV parking is filled, patrons will be directed to off-site parking. All overnight RV patrons will be permitted to stay until noon on Sunday.
Off-site car parking with shuttle service
Campus car parking without shuttle service
Centre Medical Sciences Building
Nittany Parking Deck (Adjacent to Nittany Lion Inn)
Off-site RV parking with shuttle service
Day-of-game RV only (must be out by 11 PM Saturday):
State College Area High School North Building 650 Westerly Parkway, State College, Pa.
Day-of-game and Saturday night RV only:
South Hills School of Business
Overnight RV Friday and Saturday:
Grange Fairgrounds ($25 entry fee, full campground hookups) 169 Homan Lane, Centre Hall, Pa. (Pa. Route 45)
Two additional shuttle services to Beaver Stadium are available in State College:
- The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) operates its Gameday Football Shuttle. For information, go to: http://www.catabus.com/ServiceSchedules/CATABUS/CommunityService/Football%20Shuttle/index.html
- Fullington Tours operates the Penn State Football Express. For information, go to: http://www.fullingtontours.com/