Penn State finalizes game day parking accommodations for Saturday

November 28, 2014

Penn State vs. Michigan State Gameday Parking Information

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State officials have announced that Wednesday’s snowfall and wet grounds will impact parking around Beaver Stadium and on campus for Saturday’s Senior Day football game vs. Michigan State. All grass car parking lots, both reserved and gameday, will be closed due to these conditions. 

Free shuttle services will be available, running from off-campus lots to the stadium continuously from noon until 60 minutes after the conclusion of the game. Eight shuttle routes will be in operation to bring fans from outer lots to Beaver Stadium and back to the lots after the game.

Coach James Franklin’s Nittany Lions host the No. 10 Spartans in the final regular season finale on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC (ESPN2 in outer markets), the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com. The winner claims the Land Grant Trophy. Seventeen Penn State seniors will be introduced to the Beaver Stadium faithful in a pre-game ceremony that annually is one of the highlights of the season.

Fans are encouraged to check www.GoPSUsports.com and news.psu.edu, Twitter accounts @GoPSUsports and @penn_state, and local radio stations (1450 AM, 93.7 FM and 970 AM) for parking and traffic updates prior to kickoff. Penn State Customer Relations representatives will be available at 1-800-NITTANY Friday until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until one hour after the conclusion of the game. Fans can follow the Twitter hashtag #PSUparking for updates.

Tickets are available for the Michigan State game at PSUnrivaled.com or by calling 1-800-NITTANY today until 5 p.m. The Beaver Stadium ticket office, near Gate E, opens four hours before kickoff for all Penn State home games and will open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Penn State is asking football patrons coming to the Big Ten East Division clash to be patient and understanding, as the wet conditions in the area could take 2,500 or more parking spaces offline for the game. Gameday operations staff will direct impacted vehicles to alternate parking lots.

Patrons who normally park cars and RVs in reserved, paved lots are less likely to be impacted.

Reserved and preferred parking pass holders can travel to Beaver Stadium in their normal direction but, once on campus, grass parking pass holders will be directed to alternative lots.

Car and RV drivers should leave extra time for travel and parking and parking permits should be prominently displayed. Fans are advised to re-consider plans to bring an RV and opt for a passenger vehicle due to the wet grounds.

All the remote parking lots not normally operated by Penn State University are drug, alcohol and tobacco free. Fans attending the game are guests in these lots and Penn State asks that fans respect these guidelines.

Fans attending Saturday’s football game are advised:
- Vehicles that already have a gameday parking permit (Yellow) will not be permitted to park in the lots near Beaver Stadium or in any central campus parking lots. Patrons who are displaying a Yellow permit will be directed to park in lots at Innovation Park, Red A (West of N. Atherton Street), or any of the remote parking lots listed below, and take a shuttle to a drop-off location near the stadium;

- Fans who plan to purchase a gameday parking permit will not be permitted to park in the lots near Beaver Stadium or in any campus parking lots. Those patrons are asked to park in a downtown parking lot/deck and taking the CATA Gameday Football Shuttle, which operates primarily from downtown and areas south of the stadium to a drop-off location near the stadium (see below); OR

- Fans who plan to purchase a gameday parking permit also can park at the Technology Support Building (formerly Raytheon) at 300 Science Park Road for $10 and take a free shuttle to drop-off location near the stadium.

- The overnight RV lot will open Saturday at 8 a.m. All RVs except those with numbered reserved spaces on pavement will be directed to the overnight RV parking lot.

Fans are advised to re-consider plans to bring an RV and opt for a passenger vehicle. Fans are being urged to carpool, use the CATA, Fullington and Penn State shuttle services and those fans who can walk to the stadium - particularly students - should do so.

Fans attending Saturday’s women’s volleyball match are advised:
- Fans who already have a season parking permit in a grass lot and plan to attend Saturday’s 8:30 p.m. Penn State-Nebraska women’s volleyball match in Rec Hall should plan on parking in the Nittany Parking Deck or the Red A Lot (North Atherton Street) and take the Loop or Link to the corner of Curtin and Bigler Road and walk to Beaver Stadium. The Loop and Link will return them to stops near their parking location for the match.

- Football fans who already have a Yellow gameday parking permit and plan to attend the women’s volleyball match should plan on parking in the Red A Lot and taking the Loop or Link to the corner of Curtin and Bigler Road and walk to the stadium.

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 gameday also can text NITTANY and their question to 69050.

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 12 p.m. until 60 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

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

To reference a map of all standard game day parking areas, visit online: bit.ly/1lCrnxW

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. The two shuttle lines will begin at 12:30 p.m. and run continuously until 60 minutes after the conclusion of the game. For information, go to: http://www.catabus.com/ServiceSchedules/CATABUS/CommunityService/FootballShuttle/index.html

- Fullington Tours operates the Penn State Football Express, primarily from locations to the north and west of Beaver Stadium (North Atherton Street, Benner Pike and University Park Airport shuttles). The three shuttle lines will begin at 12:30 p.m. and run continuously until 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game. For information, go to: http://www.fullingtontours.com/FLT/images/GfxInfoBlock/pennstatefootballexpress.pdf

Fans should check for the most accurate and current information at: GoPSUsports.com/ or news.psu.edu/ online and Twitter accounts @GoPSUsports and @penn_state. For further questions, call 1-800-NITTANY, until 5 p.m. today and Saturday from 8 a.m. until one hour after the conclusion of the game.

 

Gameday Shuttle Bus Routes
Alternative Lots for Beaver Stadium Grass Parking Lots
Penn State vs. Michigan State; November 29, 2014

Route 1: Innovation Park (100 Building Lot, 103 Building Lot & 329 Building Lot)

Route 2: Mountain View Country Club (100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg), Mount Nittany Middle School (656 Brandywine Drive)

Route 3: Technology Support Building (Old Raytheon Building, 300 Science Park Road) & Chemcut (500 Science Park Road), Sound Technologies (old Jostens) (401 Science Park Road)

Route 4: State College Area High School, North and South Buildings (653 Westerly Parkway)

Route 5: Summit Park (Old Corning Plant, 3500 East College & Celebration Hall (2280 Commercial Blvd.)

Route 6: Park Forest Baptist Church (3030 Carnegie Drive). Park Forest Middle School Upper North Parking Lot (2180 School Drive), Park Forest Elementary School (2181 School Drive) and Park Forest Pool (School Drive).

Route 7: Red A (West Campus Lots)

Route 8: Penn State Golf Course (1523 W. College Ave.) & Old O.W. Houts Lot (120 N. Buckhout Street)

FANS SHOULD NOTE:
- Any patron with a parking permit can park in any remote lot at no charge and take a shuttle.
- Patrons who need to purchase a gameday parking permit can do so for $10 only at the Technology Support Building (formerly Raytheon) at 300 Science Park Road.
- Shuttle Buses will run on a continual basis beginning at 12:00 p.m. and running until 60 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

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Last Updated December 05, 2014