Athletics to hold online Q&A on stadium seating changes

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State Athletics will hold an online chat regarding its Nittany Lion Club Seat Transfer & Equity Plan from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20, on GoPSUsports.com online. Penn State Associate Athletic Director Greg Myford and Nittany Lion Club Director John Nitardy will respond to as many questions as possible during the scheduled 60-minute session. Questions can be submitted through the live chat period at http://www.GoPSUsports.com/step-chat online, the same address where the chat will be hosted.

Penn State Athletics announced the Nittany Lion Club Seat Transfer & Equity Plan (STEP) in November 2009. The Nittany Lion Club STEP will be implemented for the 2011 season, and some key season ticket holder deadlines and instruction are approaching rapidly. Current and new Nittany Lion Club members who purchase football season tickets are offered the opportunity to transfer, retain, upgrade or relocate their current seats through the new seating plan.

Phase I of the Nittany Lion Club STEP provides a first-time, limited opportunity for current Nittany Lion Club members to apply to transfer their season tickets to family and/or friends. The limited-time Seat Transfer Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2010 (postmarked). Approved transfers of tickets will be in effect for the 2011 football season.

The second phase of the Nittany Lion Club STEP is the Seat Equity Plan, a new program that will align and allocate Penn State Football seating options with a donor's annual Nittany Lion Club contribution. A Nittany Lion Club donor's minimum annual contribution will now be determined by three factors when purchasing season tickets:

1) The quantity of season tickets the donor wishes to purchase (as is currently the case);
2) Whether the donor would like additional benefits (Preferred or Reserved Parking); and
3) The desired location(s) of season tickets inside Beaver Stadium.

All seat assignments under the Seat Equity Plan will take effect for the 2011 football season. No changes to giving levels or seat assignments occur for the 2010 season.

For more information on the Nittany Lion Club Seat Transfer & Equity Plan, visit http://www.gopsusports.com/step or call the Athletics Customer Relations Center at 1-800-NITTANY.

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Last Updated July 27, 2010