Penn State Berkey Creamery expands ice cream availability to Beaver Stadium

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Fans attending football games will, for the first time, have access to Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream in Beaver Stadium when the Nittany Lions kick off their season on Sept. 2.

Concession stands at the stadium will feature a half dozen flavors of Creamery ice cream in pint-sized containers. Until this season, Creamery ice cream was only available in the Mount Nittany Club section during games.

“We get a lot of people asking whether they can buy ice cream at our stands, and until now, we’ve always had to tell them to just go to the Creamery,” said Eric Ebeling, athletics concessions manager.

Fans will be able to purchase pints of vanilla, chocolate, Death by Chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough, cookies n’ cream and Peachy Paterno at the stadium.

“We’ve known for a while that our customers would appreciate the convenience of buying ice cream directly at the stadium, and we’re very excited to make that a reality this fall,” said Jim Brown, Creamery assistant manager.

Brown added that making ice cream available at Beaver Stadium may help alleviate the crowd size at the Creamery’s store in the Rodney Erickson Food Science Building, where lines may stretch out the front doors and sometimes around the side of the building.

“It’s sort of a tradition to stand in that line,” Brown said. “But not everyone has the time or wants to do that for every football game. So we’re hoping that this will mean that everyone who wants our ice cream can get it every time they come to campus.”

The move to bring ice cream pints to the stadium is part of a larger effort to expand availability of the Creamery’s products. Last year, the Creamery launched a new e-commerce website and plans are in place to make the pints available on the website and at Commonwealth Campuses by next year.

Tom Davis, Creamery manager, said he also plans to expand the number of flavors available in pint containers from the initial six to about 25 by early spring next year.

Last Updated August 14, 2017