Nittany Lions' home football schedule sold out

August 14, 2007

University Park, Pa. -- Unprecedented demand for Penn State season tickets has resulted in a complete sellout for the 2007 Nittany Lion football campaign.

With a record total of more than 93,500 season tickets accounted for and student and Nittany Lion Club ticket sales hitting record high numbers in record times, Penn State fans have assured that Beaver Stadium will again host some of the largest football crowds in the nation this fall.

The excitement for the 2007 football season pushed Penn State season tickets beyond 90,000 for the second consecutive year in Beaver Stadium, which has a capacity of 107,282, second-largest in the nation. Penn State students sold out their 21,000-plus season tickets in a record 59 minutes in June.

Bud Meredith, director of ticket operations, reported earlier this summer that an all-time high of 99 percent of last year's season ticket holders renewed their seats for the 2007 season.

Fewer than 100 club seats remain for the 2007 season, with more than 100 having been sold during the past two months. For information on club seats, interested fans can call Bob White at 1-800-NITTANY (1-800-648-8269).

The anticipation of the upcoming season has also resulted in a strong demand for tickets to the Nittany Lions' five away games. Penn State's allotment for the Sept. 22 clash at Michigan is sold out. A limited number of tickets remain for three of Penn State's Big Ten away games -- Illinois (Sept. 29), Indiana (Oct. 20) and Michigan State (Nov. 17) -- as well as the Nov. 10 contest against Temple at Lincoln Financial Field.

Tickets for the four available away games are on sale at online, the official Web site of Penn State Athletics. Orders also can be placed by calling 814-865-5555 or 800-863-3336 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last month, Joe Battista, executive director of the Nittany Lion Club, reported that the NLC added more than 2,200 new members during the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2007. The Nittany Lion Club had a record high of 22, 818 members at the end of fiscal 2007. There were 18,373 NLC members at the end of fiscal 2005, an increase of 20 percent over the last two years.

Season ticket requests for new members, and additional seats requested by 2006-07 members, exceeded tickets available by approximately 6,000 for the 2007 football season.

Joe Paterno's 42nd Penn State team returns 32 letterwinners and 15 starters for this season. The Nittany Lions began practice Monday, Aug. 6, in anticipation of the Sept. 1 opener with Florida International in Beaver Stadium. The contest will kick-off at noon and be televised by the Big Ten Network, which debuts Aug. 30.

"Penn State Football Eve, presented by Sheetz" will launch the season on Friday, Aug. 31. Beaver Stadium gates will open at 6 p.m. for the free event. Paterno and the squad will participate in the highly-anticipated kick-off to the season.

(Media Contacts)

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