New RV traffic pattern announced for Blue-White Game

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Fans attending the Blue-White Game should be aware of some changes for the autograph session and to gameday parking around Beaver Stadium. Fans also will have an opportunity to pre-print a parking pass for the contest.

The Blue-White Game presented by AAA will kick at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in Beaver Stadium. Parking lots will open at 8 a.m. and the team will arrive at the south tunnel at approximately 10:30 a.m. Gates A & B will open for fans at 10:30 a.m. for the autograph session, which runs from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Gates C & E will open at noon. Gameday parking and admission to the Blue-White Game are free.

The players will be permitted to sign one item per person to give as many fans as possible an opportunity to meet the squad. A team poster will be available at the stadium gates, while supplies last, for the players to sign during the autograph session and for other fans attending the game. There will also be a blank page for autographs in the Blue-White Game program that will be sold outside and inside Beaver Stadium before the game. The players will not be available for photographs prior to the game.

All RV parking for the Blue-White Game will be located northeast of Beaver Stadium in the designated RV lot. Access to the RV lot will only by from westbound Park Avenue off I-99/U.S. 322 interchange, which is a change from previous years. There will be an ADA shuttle from the RV lot to Beaver Stadium for those patrons in need of assistance.

The overnight RV parking lot (Lots 19-20) will open Friday at 8 a.m. and close Saturday at 4 a.m. The cost is $60 for the weekend (cash only). The overnight RV lot is the only Intercollegiate Athletics’ football parking lot that will charge a fee this weekend.

The gameday Woolrich Fan Festival, with numerous displays, vendors and interactive events for kids, will begin at 9 a.m. and be located on Curtin Road near Beaver Stadium, as it is during the season.

The Penn State Athletics bag policy will be in affect for the Blue-White Game as it is for all home athletic events. Except for authorized personnel, no one entering Beaver Stadium on April 12 will be permitted to bring in any bags, backpacks, umbrellas, footballs, strollers, purses or diaper bags. Anyone with a medical need to carry a bag should place their medical supplies in a clear, 1-gallon, zip-close style plastic bag. Parents with a need to carry diapers and wipes also may place their supplies in a clear, 1-gallon zip-close style plastic bag so the contents are visible. General items that don't fit in a patrons' pockets (i.e. keys, cell phone, wallet, glasses, camera, sunscreen, lip balm, make-up) can also be placed in a clear plastic one-gallon plastic bag

Fans attending the Blue-White Game can pre-print a parking pass that will assist the traffic management staff and parkers in identifying vehicles that are attending the game. The parking pass is available at http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/psu/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2013-14... and the Blue-White Game parking map is located at http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/psu/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2013-14....

ADA parking (cars only) will only be located in the South lot (Red Reserved lot) nearest to Curtin Road and should be accessed via Porter Road from Route 26/College Avenue. There will not be an ADA shuttle service, but there are accessible paths from this lot to the stadium.

Bus parking is available south of the Bryce Jordan Center. Buses can access this area via University Drive from Route 26/College Avenue.

Athletics Customer Relations representatives will be available to Blue-White gameday fans beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday through one hour after the game ends. For assistance, fans can call 800-NITTANY (800-648-8269).

Fans will have an opportunity to purchase season tickets at the Blue-White Game and select their seats on April 12. Members of the Athletic Ticket office will be stationed at various locations in Beaver Stadium before and during the Blue-White Game to answer questions and show fans specific seat locations that are available for the upcoming season.

The Blue-White Game will air on the Penn State Sports Network with Steve Jones and Jack Ham calling the action. ESPN Radio 1450 and WBUS (93.7) in State College are among the nearly 30 affiliates carrying the contest. The game will air 6 p.m. April 12 on BTN with Scott Graham and former Nittany Lion All-American and current Minnesota Vikings linebacker Michael Mauti calling the action.

The Penn State women’s tennis team will be home during Blue-White Weekend presented by AAA, hosting Purdue (3:30 p.m. April 11) and Indiana (11 a.m. April 13). All the other Nittany Lion spring teams are on the road April 11-13.

The 5th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run/Family Fun Walk to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania is set for Sunday, April 13. Participants will finish at the 50-yard line in Beaver Stadium for the three-mile run or one-mile walk. For more information, go to http://specialolympicspa.org/beaver-stadium-run.

With the Penn State Coaches Caravan slated to kick off at the new Pegula Ice Arena on May 1, the Nittany Lion Club will not have a Blue-White Event this year the morning of the spring game. Franklin will attend all 17 Coaches Caravan events and more than 4,000 alumni and fans registered during the initial 10 days. Registration is under way for the Coaches Caravan at www.alumni.psu.edu/coachescaravan.

The Nittany Lions open the season on Aug. 30 vs. UCF in Dublin, Ireland, at the Croke Park Classic. Penn State returns 41 letterwinners and 15 starters (seven offense, seven defense, one specialist) and will host Rose Bowl Champion Michigan State (Nov. 29), Ohio State (Oct. 25), Northwestern (Sept. 27-Homecoming) and Maryland (Nov. 1) during its 2014 Big Ten home schedule. The Nittany Lions will play a trio of 2013 Top 10 teams this fall.

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Last Updated April 10, 2014