Fans reminded of Blue-White Game parking changes and details

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Athletics is reminding fans planning to attend Saturday’s Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity of the game-day parking changes and details. The culmination of Penn State football's spring practice is set for 3 p.m. April 22 in Beaver Stadium and is the centerpiece of a weekend of Penn State activities from April 20-23.

Admission will be free for the Blue-White Game. Season-ticket holders who also purchased season parking permits for the 2016 season received a white 2017 Blue-White Game parking permit with their 2016 tickets and parking permit sheet last summer. Season-ticket holders planning to attend the Blue-White Game are asked to hang their permit as they approach Beaver Stadium.

Previously issued Blue-White Game parking permits that are lost will not be replaced.

As announced last June and again in February, fans attending the Blue-White Game who did not have 2016 season tickets and a season parking permit will be charged for parking for the intrasquad scrimmage. During Blue-White Weekend, there will be a $20 charge (cash only) for game day RVs and cars and a $60 charge (cash only) for the overnight RV lot (for all fans that arrive on Friday with an RV). Buses also will be charged $60 (cash only).

The parking fee will help offset some of the more than $500,000 in expenses Penn State Athletics annually incurs in the operations for the Blue-White Game. More information on parking is outlined below.

In anticipation of another Blue-White Game crowd of more than 60,000, fans have had the opportunity to purchase Blue-White Game car and RV parking permits in advance since Feb. 21.

Fans can purchase Blue-White parking in person until 4:30 p.m. Friday

Fans can still purchase Blue-White Game car and RV parking permits in person at the Athletic Ticket Office in the Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21 (cash only).

Season-ticket holders with a white permit and patrons with pre-purchased yellow permits will be able to park in the lots closest to Beaver Stadium (refer to the white and yellow lots on the parking map). Fans purchasing parking permits on game day will be parked in lots farther from the stadium (refer to the yellow and black hatched lots on the parking map).

2017 Blue-White Game Parking Map
Image: Penn State Athletics
Blue-White Game parking April 21-22, lots open at 8 a.m.

As in previous years at the Blue-White Game, cars will be loaded into parking lots in arrival sequence, starting with lots closest to the stadium.

  • Fans with white parking permits and those needing ADA parking will be in the closest lots until those lots are filled;
  • Patrons who pre-purchased permits will be in the next closest lots;
  • Fans purchasing permits on game day will be parked in lots farther from the stadium.
Friday, April 21 — Overnight RV lot opens at 8 a.m.

Overnight RV — $60 (cash only) for all fans wishing to park in the Overnight RV lot, arriving on Friday. RVs will only be permitted to park in the Overnight RV lot during Blue-White Weekend.

Saturday, April 22 — Game day lots open at 8 a.m.

2016 season ticket and season parking holders — Able to park general admission within the Beaver Stadium reserved lots and Overnight RV lot on game day in car or RV (Overnight RV lot only) with the Blue-White parking permit received with 2016 season tickets. RVs will only be permitted to park in the Overnight RV lot during Blue-White Weekend.

All fans who did not have 2016 season tickets or season parking — $20 (cash only) to park in Beaver Stadium outer lots and the Overnight RV lot on game day. RVs will only be permitted to park in the Overnight RV lot during Blue-White Weekend.

Buses — $60 (cash only) to park near the Bryce Jordan Center.

The Blue-White Game is the University's unofficial annual spring reunion. During the past 10 years, attendance at the Blue-White Game has surged, with eight estimated crowds of 55,000 or more, including four throngs above 70,000. At least 65,000 fans have attended each of the three Blue-White tilts since James Franklin became the Nittany Lions’ head coach in 2014.

The Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity will air live on Big Ten Network, the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com. More details and the schedule for Blue-White Weekend can be found at Blue-White Central: gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/blue-white.html

Last Updated April 20, 2017