Penn State Football: Penn State Introduces Recent Graduate Ticketing Program
Penn State's athletic program, looking for ways to get football fans in the stands, is introducing a new program allowing recent graduates to buy discounted season tickets.
The Recent Graduate program gives Penn Staters who earned an undergraduate degree from 2010-14 the opportunity to purchase a season ticket for $300. New grads are allowed to buy up to two season tickets for the seven-game home schedule this fall.
In terms of pricing, the cost includes a $50 donation to the Nittany Lion Club and is a savings of 35 percent from the regular $460 season ticket price ($360 + $100 NLC donation).
Twenty-five hundred seats will be made available for the Recent Graduate program on a first-come, first-served basis for James Franklin’s inaugural season as head coach. The seats will be located in the North Upper Deck, in Sections NAU-NLU.
Interestingly enough, the sections where these tickets are being sold is the area that's generally saved for visiting fans. Fans from opposing teams were moved from the North End Zone to Beaver Stadium's upper deck a few years ago. While big names like Ohio State and Michigan are able to fill their allotted seats, smaller conference and out-of-conference programs left a rather large vacancy in Beaver Stadium's north upper deck.
Despite a decline in attendance Penn State was ranked in fifth nationally in average attendance per game last season. It was the 23rd straight season Penn State has ended the year in the Top 5 of average attendance nationally.
Penn State graduates from 2010-14 can purchase season tickets at the reduced rate starting on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. by calling 1-800-NITTANY. After Thursday, orders can be placed weekdays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. by calling 1-800-NITTANY.