Rain forces closure of several grass lots for Kent St. game
UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State has announced parking changes for Saturday’s football game against Kent State, due to soaking rain the past several days and the forecast for additional rain this week. Vehicles will be re-directed to other parking lots near Beaver Stadium.
Intercollegiate Athletics utilizes several intramural fields for football parking and this week’s rain and the vehicular traffic would have the potential to significantly damage the fields with fall intramural sports still in progress for Penn State students.
Fans who normally park cars and RVs in paved lots will be unaffected. Permit holders with a white stripe through their permit have a paved parking space, which are not impacted by this Saturday’s lot closures.
As of Tuesday, Yellow Lot 12, the Orange Preferred Car, Brown Preferred and Family Friendly lots will be closed on game day (see below).
Also, Penn State will not be selling any additional Yellow (game day) parking for the Kent State game. Fans attending Saturday’s game who do not have a parking permit will not be able to park in the Beaver Stadium parking lots. Several options for fans who do not have a parking permit are listed below.
Penn State officials are monitoring the forecast for the rest of the week, as well as the potential effects of Hurricane Florence, that could impact additional parking lot closures for Saturday’s game.
Penn State is asking patrons for their patience and understanding, as this week’s rainfall has left some grass lots unsuitable for parking. Fans are strongly encouraged to carpool and avoid bringing an RV for the Kent State game (Blue and Orange lots closed to RVs).
Several Parking Options for Fans Who Don’t have Reserved Parking Permit for Kent State
Fans who don’t have a reserved parking permit for the Kent State game are encouraged to carpool or consider other options to get to Beaver Stadium, including:
-CATA Game Day Shuttle (catabus.com)
-Parking in the East or Nittany decks on campus and walking or taking CATA Loop
-Uber (drop off and pick up locations near stadium)
-Grange Park (car and RV park and ride shuttle provided by Grange – car parking $10 per day; shuttle $10 round trip on Saturday; grangefair.com).
To reference a map of the Kent State game day parking areas and all other game day information, including traffic and parking updates, visit GoPSUsports.com/gameday.
Fans can also check for parking updates by clicking on specific lots at a new interactive map, by visiting GoPSUsports.com/footballmap.
Before traveling to the State College area, fans are encouraged to check for traffic and parking updates. Fans can check GoPSUsports.com, @GoPSUsports on Twitter and local radio stations (1450 AM, 93.7 FM, 970 AM) for updates prior to kickoff. Fans can follow the Twitter hashtag #PSUparking for further updates.
Kickoff is at Noon on Saturday for the Community Heroes/All-University Day contest. Available Beaver Stadium parking lots will open at 7 a.m. and all stadium gates will open at 10 a.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for every game and reminded they can enter Beaver Stadium at any gate except the student gate – Gate A. Umbrellas are not permitted in Beaver Stadium.
Penn State Customer Relations representatives are available at 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and this Saturday from 7 a.m. until one hour after the conclusion of the game.