Penn State University Football season tickets nearly exhausted

The No.2 Nittany Lions defeated the No.19 Wolverines, 42-13 in front of a White Out crowd of 110, 823 in Beaver Stadium on Oct. 21, 2017. Photo by Mark Selders

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State football season tickets continue to be in strong demand and it is anticipated season tickets will be exhausted within the next 10 days. A high renewal rate has combined with more than 6,100 new season tickets having been sold for the seven games in Beaver Stadium for the 2018 season presented by PSECU.

Under the direction of fifth-year head coach James Franklin, the Nittany Lions won the 2016 Big Ten Championship and were the 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Champions. Penn State has earned a combined 22-5 record the past two seasons.

During the 2017 season, Penn State ranked No. 3 nationally in average home attendance. The Nittany Lions’ average of 106,707 was their highest since the 2009 campaign and included the largest crowd in Beaver Stadium history, a raucous throng of 110,823 for the 42-13 win over Michigan.

Single-game Tickets Available

for Several Groups of Fans

In addition to season tickets, there is an allocation of single-game tickets for each contest that are made available for:

-Nittany Lion Club members to buy single-game tickets;

-group experiences;

-special events (Homecoming);

-public single game sales to provide opportunities for Penn State fans who are unable to attend every home game or purchase a full season ticket.

-fans of the visiting team.

“We are so appreciative of the outstanding, passionate support from Penn State alumni, students and fans for the Nittany Lion football team,” said Phil Esten, Deputy Director of Athletics. “We are grateful for the investment of resources, dedication and enthusiasm by our season and single game ticket holders and the difference they make in creating an unrivaled football gameday atmosphere and experience. The support from Penn Staters in Beaver Stadium in the fall and throughout the year have a tremendous impact on our community and in achieving comprehensive excellence by our student-athletes.”

Last fall, Penn State announced the first increase in the price of a season football ticket since 2009. The price of a season ticket rises from $385 to $420 for the upcoming season ($5 per game).

The price of a 2018 student season ticket will rise for the first time since 2009 by $2 per game, or $14 for the season. The price of a student season ticket will increase from $218 to $232 for this year.

The 2018 Penn State student football season ticket sale will begin on Monday, June 18 and run through Friday, June 22. Graduate students open the annual sale on June 18, with the sale continuing through the freshmen ticket sale on June 22.

All student season ticket sales will begin at 7 a.m. ET and close at 2 p.m. Please note that sales may close prior to 2 p.m., if tickets sell out. Eligibility and the daily schedule are posted at Student Central: GoPSUsports.com/studentcentral.

Recognized by ESPN The Magazine as, “The Nation’s No. 1 Student Section,” more detailed information about the student football season ticket sale has been distributed to students.

Nittany Lion Club and

Public Single Game Sales

Set for May and June

Nittany Lion Club members will have an opportunity to purchase single home and road game tickets starting on Tuesday, May 15, with the details to be distributed to NLC members. The times when Nittany Lion Club members can begin their single game purchases will be determined by NLC points.

Additionally, the public single game ticket sale will begin on Tuesday, June 26, two weeks earlier than last year, with the sale details and the games available for purchase to be announced. Fans interested in purchasing single game tickets can review the single game seating chart by price and refer to the FAQ on the variable pricing system at GoPSUsports.com/tickets.

Advance Season and Single Game Parking Prices

Unchanged; Day of Game Car

Parking to Increase to $60

Penn State Athletics announced last November the prices for car and bus season and advance single game parking will remain the same for the 2018 season. The price for car parking purchased on game day at the stadium lots will rise to $60 (cash only). The advance purchase price is $20, plus a service fee of $2.25.

Fans are encouraged to purchase single game car parking in advance for $20 (plus small service fee) at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-NITTANY (weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Fans can also purchase single game car parking in-person at the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. until the day before the game. Single game advance car parking for the 2018 season will be available starting later this spring.

Fans Should Receive

Season Ticket and

Parking Book by Mid-July

Penn State season ticket holders should receive their 2018 season ticket and parking books by mid-July. Fans who purchase 2018 season parking also will receive a 2019 Blue-White Game parking permit in their 2018 season ticket book.

Penn State returns 13 starters (8 offensive, 3 defensive, 2 specialists) and 26 additional lettermen. The Nittany Lions open the season at Beaver Stadium against Appalachian State September 1.

For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2018 season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit www.PSUnrivaled.com, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m-6 p.m.