Penn State football tickets available for several games

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- With the season opener less than three weeks away, Penn State fans can still purchase single game football tickets for several contests, including three Big Ten clashes.

Tickets are available for five games in Beaver Stadium, where the Nittany Lions have won 38 of their last 44 contests. The Sept. 10 clash with No. 2 Alabama (3:30 p.m.) and the Nov. 12 Senior Day collision with new Big Ten member and 11th ranked Nebraska are sold out.

Penn State will be celebrating its 125th season throughout the rapidly approaching campaign. A limited number of tickets are available for the No. 25 Nittany Lions' Big Ten home games with Iowa (Oct. 8-1986 National Championship team reunion), Purdue (Oct. 15-Homecoming, noon) and Illinois (Oct. 29).

Coach Joe Paterno's 46th squad opens the season by hosting Indiana State on Sept. 3 (noon) and also entertains Eastern Michigan (Sept. 24) prior to starting its 19th season of Big Ten Conference competition. Penn State returns 44 letterwinners and 15 starters, as well as 17 players that have starting experience.

Penn State football tickets can be purchased at www.GoPSUsports.com/tickets or by calling 1-814-865-5555 weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All tickets made available will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis until single game public seating is exhausted.

Fans purchasing single game tickets are encouraged to buy their parking in advance for $10 per game. A single game parking pass is $40 if purchased the day of the game. Single game parking can purchased in advance by calling 1-800-NITTANY (800-648-8269), Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fans can get ready for the "Greatest Show in College Sports" by checking out the new online store for all Penn State gameday gear - Shop.GoPSUsports.com.

Nittany Lion Club membership provides priority status for season and single game purchases prior to public sale. For more information on becoming a Nittany Lion Club member, fans should call 1-800-NITTANY (800-648-8269).

The highly-anticipated campaign begins Labor Day weekend, when fans get their first view of the team in a Sept. 3 match-up with Indiana State. Penn State Football Eve is Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. Admission and parking to the festive Penn State Football Eve is free.

Old rival Alabama returns to Happy Valley for an all-stadium Whitehouse that will kick at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. All fans are encouraged to wear white to the ABC nationally televised contest with the No. 2 Crimson Tide. Penn State fans will be wearing their favorite Nittany Lion jersey to the Sept. 24 contest with Eastern Michigan on Jersey Day.

Iowa will visit for Penn State's Big Ten home opener on Oct. 8 and the Nittany Lions' 1986 National Championship squad will be recognized during the game. One week later, Purdue visits for the Nittany Lions' 92nd Homecoming game at 12 p.m. Penn State's Championship teams and individuals from 2010-11 will be honored during the Illinois game (Oct. 29).

Nebraska visits for Senior Day on Nov. 12 in the Cornhuskers' first contest in Beaver Stadium since 2002. Penn State and Nebraska will play annually as Big Ten divisional crossover opponents. The Nittany Lions lead the series with the Huskers, 7-6.

Beaver Stadium is the nation's second-largest college football venue. The Nittany Lions have finished in the top four in the nation in attendance every year since 1991, drawing 15 of the top 20 crowds in Beaver Stadium history since 2005.

The Nittany Lions are 58-19 (75.3) overall since the start of the 2005 season to rank in the top 10 percent nationally in winning percentage. Over the past six years, Penn State has won two Big Ten Championships, won four bowl games and played in five New Year's or Bowl Championship Series (BCS) games, the nation's third-highest total

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Last Updated August 19, 2011