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Penn State Football: New ADA And Other Parking Changes Announced

by on September 08, 2015 2:40 PM

The Penn State football team will launch its 129th home opener this Saturday, Sept. 12, against the Buffalo Bulls for a traditional 12 p.m. kickoff in Happy Valley.

Fans will also see an improved ADA parking location, while others will depart their parking lot from a new exit starting Saturday for the remainder of the season.

The 1959 Liberty Bowl team will also be recognized on Saturday. 

Gameday parking lots will open at 7 a.m. Like last season, the Nittany Lions will arrive at the intersection of Curtin and Porter Roads at 9:30 a.m. to walk into Beaver Stadium’s south tunnel through an aisle of fans and family.  Members of the Penn State Blue Band, Lionettes, and cheerleadering squad will help welcome this year’s team in a pep rally along Curtin Road at 9 a.m.

The Student Gate [A] will open at 10 a.m. Public gates will open at 10:30 a.m. 

The Beaver Stadium ticket office located Gate E will open at 8 a.m. 

* The seats for this special student ticket offer will not be located in the 21,200-seat season ticket student section in Beaver Stadium.

Parking Exit Changes for Two Lots

Patrons who park in Lot 12 or the Brown Lot will depart the lots from different exits than most fans have used in previous seasons.

Fans who park in Lot 12 will exit from the same location they entered the lot off Park Avenue and turn right (westbound).

Patrons who park in the Brown Lot will exit from the southeast corner of the lot, near the farmhouse, and follow the road to Park Avenue, where they will be able to turn left or right.

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In addition to the parking lot changes, a $3.75 million maintenance project began in July and will continue after the 2015 season at Beaver Stadium. The project includes the re-sealing of concrete in the lower bowl, concourses and the North upper deck.  Some of the building will be repainted at the ground levels.

The exterior of the Beaver Stadium press box has been painted and inside there is new carpeting and windows and painting throughout the facility.

Improved ADA Parking Locations For This Season

Parking for ADA patrons will be improved this season, with several changes still being implemented, as announced in January.  Shuttle service will available before and after every game from the ADA parking lots listed below, dropping off and picking up fans near the ADA entrance on the west side of Beaver Stadium near Gate B or Porter Road near Gate A.

The post-game shuttle service to return fans to the ADA parking lot will run for as long as there is a waiting line has been serviced after the game ends.

- Patrons with ADA Season parking will be able to park on first-come first-serve basis in the following ADA lots: Nittany Lion Softball Park, Shields Building and Wagner Building with overflow being directing to the Katz lot or the East parking deck.

- Patrons with pre-paid ADA general/single game parking will be directed to the Katz Building and the East parking deck. The Katz lot will have nearly 225 ADA parking spaces available and patrons must access the lot from Park Avenue from Atherton Street. Access to the East parking deck also will be via Park Avenue from Atherton Street.

- ADA patrons with an RV will be able to park in the overnight RV lot along Orchard Road on the shuttle route.

- Patrons with ADA Reserved parking will have a reserved location based on Nittany Lion Club points and corresponding giving level.

- Yellow RV pass holders who parked in Katz Lot will now be accommodated at the RV/Overnight RV lot off of Orchard Road. This lot is accessed from Park Avenue traveling West from I-99/U.S. 322.

Fans to Gain Savings When Buying Single Game Parking in Advance

Fans with single game tickets are encouraged to purchase car and RV parking in advance for by calling 1-800-NITTANY, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at least 10 days prior to the game, or Friday at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center. The advance rates are $15 (car) and $40 (RV), while the game day parking rates are $40 (car) and $120 (RV), cash only.

- Fans are asked to please display their parking permit in the lower driver’s side of the windshield as you enter the traffic pattern. Stadium Traffic Control sorts cars in traffic to lanes leading the appropriate lots;

- Please approach the lot as directed on the back of your parking permit;

- Please come early and arrive at the stadium gates early;

 - The Family Friendly lot (no alcohol permitted) is located the intersection of Park Avenue and University Drive and should be accessed traveling East on Park Avenue;

- Fan assistance is provided by game day staff, by texting the word “Nittany” <> your issue and location to the phone number 69050, or by calling 1-800-NITTANY after 7 a.m.

- The overnight RV lot opens Thursdays at 6 p.m. and can be accessed via Orchard Road off Park Avenue.

For the bag policy, parking maps, and a complete list of items prohibited from entry into Beaver Stadium, fans should review the Beaver Stadium Parking and Information guide at Penn State Football Gameday Central at: GoPSUsports.com/Gameday.

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