Penn State announces parking changes for Illinois game

October 28, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In response to forecasts calling for up to eight inches of snow in the State College, Pa., area beginning tonight (Oct. 28) and continuing into Saturday (Oct. 29), Penn State has announced changes to parking around Beaver Stadium and on campus for Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. game vs. Illinois. Weather conditions could take 2,500 or more parking spaces off line for the game. Patrons who normally park cars and RVs in reserved, paved lots are less likely to be impacted.

Free shuttles will be provided to patrons parking in off-site lots. A complete list of alternate parking locations, along with street addresses for GPS navigation, is included at the end of this announcement. Shuttle buses will run to off-site lots continuously from 10:30 a.m. until 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

Conditions could change with the track of the weather system. Fans are encouraged to check http://www.GoPSUsports.com and http://live.psu.edu and local radio stations (95.3 FM, 1450 AM and 93.7 FM) for further updates up to kickoff. Fans can follow the Twitter hashtag #PSUparking for updates. Penn State customer relations representatives will be available at 800-NITTANY until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, and from 8 a.m. until one hour after the conclusion of the game on Saturday.

Penn State is asking football patrons for their patience and understanding as they travel to the game. Fans are being urged to carpool and use the CATA, Fullington and Penn State shuttle services. Those who can walk to the stadium, particularly students, are asked to do so. Fans are advised to reconsider plans to bring an RV, and to opt for a car if possible. Car and RV drivers should leave extra time for travel and parking.

Fans are asked not to use tents in any of the parking lots.

All parking lots, on and off campus, will open at 8 a.m. Prepaid parking passes will be honored at all off-site lots.

To reference a map of all standard game day parking areas, visit http://goo.gl/H4eqm online.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on interstates and other major routes. Fans needing assistance on game day also can text NITTANY and their question to 69050.

 

Cars

Note: Patrons who normally park cars in reserved spaces will not be affected. For patrons who normally park on grass, if the weather conditions make the lots unsafe for parking, patrons will be directed to alternate lots.

-- Yellow lots 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 will be available for cars only on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans should approach the campus from the east on I-99/U.S. 322/U.S. 220. When full, alternate accommodations will be made. If the weather conditions make the lots unsafe for parking, patrons will be directed to alternate lots.

-- Yellow lot 11 will be available for cars only on a first-come, first-served basis, as available. Fans should approach the campus from the west on Park Avenue.

-- Yellow Lot 12 will be closed. Fans who normally park in this lot should approach the campus from the east on I-99/U.S. Route 322 or choose an alternate location listed at the bottom of this announcement.

-- Brown Lot will be closed. Brown parking passes will be honored in the Orange lots. Cars should approach the Orange lots from the east on I-99/U.S. Route 322 or choose an alternate location listed at the bottom of this announcement.

-- Orange and Blue Lots will be open for passenger vehicles only. If the weather conditions make the lots unsafe for parking, patrons will be directed to alternate lots.

-- Yellow Lot 9 (ADA) has limited availability on pavement areas only. Patrons who utilize ADA grass parking in Yellow Lot 9 will be redirected to the East Parking Deck on Bigler Road. This parking deck will be open only to those with a handicapped parking placard and the deck will be serviced by a shuttle to and from the stadium.

-- The Family-Friendly Lot will be moved to a nearby lot. Patrons who already have a Family-Friendly Lot parking permit will be directed to the paved area in front of the Housing and Food Services Building along Services Road. Patrons should continue to enter campus from the west.

 

RVs

Note: Patrons who park RVs in reserved spaces on paved lots will not be affected. All others, see below.

-- Yellow RV parking: Fans are encouraged to consider bringing a passenger vehicle to the game.

From the East (U.S. 322/I-99/U.S. 220): RVs will be directed to the Penn State overnight RV Lot (Lots 19 and 20) off Orchard Road via East Park Avenue.

From the West (Atherton Street/Bus. U.S. 322): RVs approaching the stadium from West Park Avenue will be directed to the Katz Building Lot and lots near Housing and Food Services Building, as well as Lot Red A on Atherton Street, across from Rec Hall.

-- Green and Purple RV lots: Patrons who have a reserved RV parking space in grass will not be permitted to park RVs in these lots. Patrons arriving in a passenger vehicle with their RV permit will be permitted to park in their numbered RV space. RV permits should be prominently displayed. Fans who normally park an RV in the Green or Purple grass areas that bring an RV to the Illinois game must park in Blue RV area, exclusively accessed off Porter Road via College Ave./Route 26. Another alternative for patrons who bring an RV will be in the Yellow day of game lots (see above).

-- Orange and Blue RV lots: Both lots are open to permit holders. Blue permit holders should approach the stadium via Route 26 and Porter Road. Orange permit holders should approach on Fox Hollow Road or from the East via I-99 / Route 322.

-- Overnight RV parking, Yellow Lot 19: Overnight RV parking in Yellow Lot 19 will be available. All RV patrons (Lots 19 and 20) will be permitted to stay until noon on Sunday.

 

Day-of-game and Saturday night RV only (Yellow RVs):

See Yellow RV parking instructions above.

Overnight RV Friday and Saturday:

Penn State overnight RV lot (Lots 19 and 20) off Orchard Road

 

Cars and RVs

Off-site car and RV parking with shuttle service (out of lot by 11 p.m. Saturday):

-- Innovation Park, 200 Innovation Boulevard, University Park, Pa. 16803

-- Centre Medical Sciences Building, 1850 East Park Avenue, State College, Pa. 16803

-- Raytheon, 300 Science Park Road, State College, Pa. 16803

-- South Hills School of Business, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College, Pa. 16801

-- State College Area High School North and South Buildings, 650 Westerly Parkway, State College, Pa. 16801

 

Day-of-game car and Saturday night RV only (with shuttle service):

-- Chemcut, 500 Science Park Road, State College, Pa. 16803

-- Jostens, 401 Science Park Road, State College, Pa. 16803

-- South Hills School of Business, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College, Pa. 16801

 

Campus car parking without shuttle service

-- Eisenhower Parking Deck (adjacent to Eisenhower Auditorium), 26 Eisenhower Road, University Park, PA 16802

 

Two additional shuttle services to Beaver Stadium are available in State College:

-- The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) operates its Gameday Football Shuttle, primarily from downtown and locations south of Beaver Stadium. For information, go to http://www.catabus.com/ServiceSchedules/CATABUS/CommunityService/Football%20Shuttle/index.html.

-- Fullington Tours operates the Penn State Football Express, primarily from locations to the north and west of Beaver Stadium. For information, go to http://www.fullingtontours.com/.

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Last Updated October 29, 2011