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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.-- The Penn State football team plays its final non-conference game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 17 when Temple visits for the 12 p.m. Stripe Out game in Beaver Stadium.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early and reminded that Penn State is providing security screening for all guests this season at entry gates using metal detection wands. With this security measure in place, all public gates, including the ADA and student gates, will open two hours prior to kickoff to provide ample time for all fans to pass through security.
Patrons will be asked to remove items from their pockets upon entering Beaver Stadium when the gates open at 10 a.m.
Lane Closures on U.S. 322 in Seven Mountains Region
Fans traveling to the game via U.S. 322 from south-central Pennsylvania are advised by PennDOT that there are westbound and eastbound lane enclosures at the Sand Mountain Road intersection near the Seven Mountains region. The lane closures should end by September 30. The construction is part of the Potters Mill project that is intended to reduce congestion in the area.
There are numerous activities taking place at Saturday's game, including fans wearing blue or white based on their seating section to Stripe Out Beaver Stadium. Fans can check on whether they should wear blue or white at: pennstatestripeout.com.
Saturday marks to the day the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno's first game as Penn State head football coach, a 15-7 win over Maryland on September 17, 1966. Paterno's first game as head coach will be commemorated during the Temple game.
THON and Community Heroes Day and Faculty & Staff Day and a Penn State student-athlete Academic Achievement Recognition also are among the activities slated during Saturday's contest.
The complete 2016 football promotions and game themes schedule is available at: gopsusports.com/promotions/football.html.
Stadium Parking Lots Open at 7 a.m.; Team Arrival at 9:20 a.m.
Parking lots will open Saturday at 7 a.m., the Beaver Stadium ticket office opens at 8 a.m., the team arrival is scheduled for 9:20 a.m. on Curtin Road and the stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.
The Penn State Customer Relations Service Center (1-800-NITTANY) will be open on Saturday from 7 a.m. until one hour after the game.
Fan assistance also is provided by the customer relations staff, by texting the word "Nittany"
Fans with single game tickets are encouraged to purchase car and RV parking in advance by calling 1-800-NITTANY, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at least 15 days prior to the game, or weekdays until 6 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center. The advance rates are $15 (car) and $60 (RV), while the game day parking rates are $40 (car) and $120 (RV), cash only.
For parking maps, the bag policy and a complete list of items prohibited from entry into Beaver Stadium, fans should review the Beaver Stadium Parking and Information guide at Game Day Central: GoPSUsports.com/gameday.
The Penn State-Temple game will air on BTN, the Penn State Sports Network (10:30 a.m. airtime) and GoPSUsports.com.
Penn State Athletics is on Twitter and Facebook at: GoPSUsports.com/ot/socialmedia.html.