University Park, Pa. — Penn State football fans planning to make the drive to Beaver Stadium this fall can alleviate some extra time and expense by planning ahead a bit and buying their single game parking passes in advance.
For those fans purchasing parking at least 10 days prior to the game, a savings as considerable as $30 per car can be realized versus pulling into the lot and purchasing that same pass on game day. Even larger savings will be realized on the advanced purchase of RV and bus parking.
"This step allows us to reward fans who plan in advance, as well as allowing our game day staff to improve managing the traffic and parking loads that come with a football Saturday," explained Greg Myford, Associate Athletic Director. "The more cars approaching Beaver Stadium with that colored sticker in their window, the better chance we have of moving those cars into the right lane, the right lot and the right space -- all without having to stop them to collect money or provide directions. The net goal is for fans to spend less time on the road and more time safely parked and having fun with family and friends."
In 2009, the advanced game day parking fee was $10 per car -- the same price being offered in 2010. The cost for purchasing car parking upon arrival at the lot entrance last season was $20, which this season moves to $40. RV game day parking passes will be $40 in advance and $80 on game day.
"We want all fans to understand that there is a significant benefit and savings to purchasing your game day parking well in advance of the game. As a matter of fact, fans who take this step will not experience any increase in parking their cars for this season," explained Myford.
Advanced parking -- single game or seasonal - for cars, RVs and busses can be ordered online at GoPSUsports.com or by calling the Athletics Customer Relations Center at 1-800-NITTANY (648-8269). Orders must be placed at least 10 days in advance of the game and a fee will be added to allow for processing and mailing ($2/game or $5/season).
Advanced parking can also be purchased at the Athletic Ticket Office in the Bryce Jordan Center until 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon before each home game.
Fans are also reminded that shuttle services to Beaver Stadium from various points throughout State College are also available on each home game date. For further information, visit Game Day Central at www.GoPSUsports.com/gameday.
Coach Joe Paterno's squad returns 36 letterwinners and 13 starters for the upcoming campaign. The Nittany Lions host Youngstown State on Sept. 4 (noon, Big Ten Network) to open the season and visit 2009 BCS National Champion Alabama on Sept. 11 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).