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Penn State Announces Town Hall Meetings For Football Parking Changes

by on January 22, 2019 10:08 AM

Penn State athletics wants to hear from you about parking changes and improvements heading into the 2019 season.

Season ticket holders have been invited to hear from, and ask questions of, Penn State Athletics, University Police and the consultant (SP+) about the traffic and parking changes at town hall meetings on Saturday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Feb. 1.

According to Penn State Athletics, the meetings scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, are already full. Season ticket holders who are interested in attending on Feb. 1 can RSVP by calling 1-800-NITTANY (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

The meetings will be held in the Beaver Stadium media room on the following dates:

Saturday, Jan. 26 in Beaver Stadium media room (Attendance is full)

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Preferred/Reserved Season Parking holders

2:35-3:35 p.m. – General Season Parking holders (formerly Yellow) 

Friday, Feb. 1 in Beaver Stadium media room

4:00-5:00 p.m. – Preferred/Reserved Season Parking holders

5:05-6:05 p.m. – General Season Parking holders (formerly Yellow)

Previous reporting on the specific changes to parking details are as follows.

After working with a consultant to address game day traffic and parking challenges around Beaver Stadium, Penn State has announced several changes will be implemented for 2019.

The biggest changes are the creation of four traffic zones and designating game day parking for general parking lots. Some parking lot names and or numbers will change, but there will still be three parking tiers: reserved, preferred and general.

Fans will be required to enter the game day traffic pattern and travel to their lot from one of four traffic zones — North, South, East and West — and all parking permits will have zone and lot specific driving direction instructions. The traffic zones are expected to ease congestion, simplify parking, make entering and exiting easier, and eliminate vehicular traffic at the Park Avenue-Porter/Fox Hollow intersection.

Only three general parking cash lots — located in the North, West and East traffic zones — will be offered on game day, while spaces remain.

Fans who purchased Yellow season parking for 2018 will need to renew their parking permits and then select a specific general lot for the entire 2019 season. More information will be released at a later date.

ADA parking will be unaffected.

The detailed 2019 parking map can be viewed here; a chart listing the 2018 lots and their corresponding 2019 names and numbers can be viewed here; and a FAQ about the changes is here.

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