RV parking nearing sellout for Penn State-Iowa Military Appreciation Day game

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The anticipation for Penn State’s Military Appreciation Day clash against Iowa on Nov. 5 has seen most of the RV parking spaces exhausted in the primary RV lot near Beaver Stadium.

The Seats for Servicemembers contest will kick at 7:30 p.m. and air on Big Ten Network, the Penn State Sports Network (6 p.m. airtime) and GoPSUsports.com. The No. 24 Nittany Lions and Hawkeyes will be meeting for the first time in four years, with Iowa visiting Happy Valley for the first time since 2011. The teams are scheduled to play every season from 2016-19.

Once capacity is reached in the primary RV lot on Orchard Road, only patrons who present a season, advance (pre-paid) game day Yellow and advance Overnight RV Yellow parking permit will gain access to the primary RV lot for the Iowa game.

Patrons driving an RV who arrive on Thursday night, Friday or Saturday without an advance parking permit for the Iowa tilt should expect to be directed to lots which are not as level and/or as close to Beaver Stadium. RVs will be directed to other areas such as Lots 19, 20, 23 and Red A.

The Red A parking lot is off Atherton Street near the Penn State Golf Courses and is a paved lot. Starting at 9 a.m., the CATA Red Link bus is available to bring fans from Lot Red A (two stops) to the Berkey Creamery, which is four blocks from Beaver Stadium. The last CATA Red Link bus will leave the Creamery for Lot Red A at 12:30 a.m.

Fans who have not purchased an advance RV parking permit for the Iowa game are encouraged to do so soon or plan to bring a car to the game.

Patrons are reminded that should inclement weather be anticipated or occur on game day, Penn State may need to restrict RV’s from parking in any lots except those already sold, at which point additional RVs would be directed to locations off campus.

The deadline to purchase and receive a single game car ($15) or RV ($60, if available) parking pass for the Iowa game by express mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, by calling 1-800-NITTANY (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Single game car parking permits, and RV parking if available, for the contest against the Hawkeyes also can be purchased in advance at the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Friday, Nov. 4, deadlines of 4:30 p.m. (RV, if available) and 6 p.m. (cars). The game day parking price is $40 for cars and $120 for RVs, cash only.

For phone purchases, there is a $2.25 service fee for a single game parking permit. There is a limit of three single game parking permits for each game per customer.

Penn State will honor the men and women who have bravely served our country during Military Appreciation Day activities at the Iowa game. ROTC elite, active duty, wounded warriors, and veterans will be honored with special recognitions during the game. Nittany Lion fans have purchased tickets to be donated to military members and their families through the "Seats for Servicemembers" program. The Penn State Blue Band will have a military-themed halftime performance and a USO performance is slated during the intermission against the Hawkeyes.

Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) is coming off a 24-21 win over then No. 2 Ohio State and visits Purdue on Saturday for a noon kick. Iowa (5-3, 3-2) has a bye this week before traveling to face the Nittany Lions.

Following the Iowa game, the Nittany Lions have just one more home contest, the Senior Day clash against Michigan State on Nov. 26.

Single game tickets for the Iowa and Michigan State games are available. To purchase tickets or for information about becoming a Nittany Lion Club member and purchasing 2017 season tickets, fans can visit PSUnrivaled.com, call 1-800-NITTANY (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Last Updated October 26, 2016