Penn State Football: More Nittany Lion Ticketing Options Emerge
Whether it's due to declining attendance numbers or just the simple desire to provide fans with more flexible ticketing options, Penn State released three more ticket plans for Nittany Lion fans this weekend.
Heading into the 2013-14 season, Beaver Stadium has seen a gradual decrease in attendance over the past five years. While the change is noticeable, the Nittany Lions still finished the 2013 season with the fifth best attendance record in the nation. Even so, between the STEP seat licensing program, the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal and other factors Penn State has seen attendance numbers drop for all but the largest games of the year.
Approximately 4,100 new season tickets have been sold for the 2013 campaign and more than 7,800 new season tickets have been sold the past two years according to a news release. Approximately 90 percent of 2012 Nittany Lion season ticket holders have renewed their seats for the coming season.
“There is nothing more important to the future of Penn State Football and Penn State Athletics than a full Beaver Stadium this season,” head coach Bill O'Brien said in a released statement. “Our team feeds off the energy and enthusiasm in that stadium.”
In addition, Nittany Lion Club members who have already bought 2013 season tickets are able to purchase additional 2013 season tickets for the $385 face value without any additional donation. Nittany Lion Club members also can buy 2013 single game tickets for the $70 face value without any further donation for all games in all available Beaver Stadium seating zones. Single game tickets for the Oct. 12 Homecoming clash with Michigan are not available.
The new ticket packages are as follows.
Tried & True Ticket Program
Former Nittany Lion Club members and current NLC members who do not have 2013 season tickets can purchase tickets for the Michigan (Oct. 12), Purdue (Nov. 16), Eastern Michigan (Sept. 7) and Kent State (Sept. 21) games in Section EH for $325 per ticket package, which is $175 off the regular ticket price. The Tried & True Ticket Program includes one ticket to the four games in the $400 per seat zone (Red), a $100 Nittany Lion Club donation, one (1) yellow parking pass and a $5 concession coupon for each of the four games. In addition to securing a ticket to the four games, fans also will receive two Nittany Lion Club priority points for each purchased package. There is a limit of four tickets per account holder.
Recent Graduate Ticket Program
The Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club have teamed up to offer a football ticket program exclusively for alumni who have graduated within the past five years (2009-13). This four-game package includes one ticket for the Michigan, Purdue, Eastern Michigan and Kent State games, one (1) yellow parking pass and a $5 concession coupon for each game.
The cost is $325 per ticket package, which is $135 off the regular ticket price, and includes a $100 Nittany Lion Club donation. The Recent Graduate Ticket Program includes one ticket to the four games in Section ECU in the $200 per seat zone (Yellow). Section ECU is near the student section on the East side of Beaver Stadium. Alumni also will receive two Nittany Lion Club priority points for each purchased package. There is a limit of four tickets per recent graduate for this program.
Varsity ‘S’ Club/Alumni Challenge Ticket Program
Varsity ‘S’ Club members that participated in this year’s Penn State Alumni Challenge for former Student-Athletes by making a donation to Penn State Athletics from July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the Nebraska (Nov. 23) and UCF (Sept. 14, 6 p.m.) games. Tickets will be assigned at the time of purchase for the season ticket per game price ($55), a savings of $30 per pair of tickets. There is a limit of two tickets per game.