Public ticket and bowl tour sale underway for TaxSlayer Bowl clash with Georgia

December 11, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State football team is heading to Jacksonville, Florida, for the first time in nearly 40 years to clash with Georgia in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl. Ticket and bowl tour package sales for the Nittany Lions’ 46th bowl appearance are underway.

The 71st annual TaxSlayer Bowl will kick at noon on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at 70,000-seat EverBank Field.

Penn State alumni, staff and fans can purchase TaxSlayer Bowl tickets and tour packages at Fans also can call 1-800-NITTANY (weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or visit the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office (weekdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) to buy tickets for Penn State’s first Florida appearance in five years.

Penn State alumni, staff and fans can join the Official Penn State Bowl Tour. Game tickets are included in the official tour packages from Penn State Athletics and Penn State Alumni Association travel partner PrimeSport.

The official tours include a three-day land package starting on Dec. 31 and a game day package on Jan. 2 in Jacksonville. The tour packages include game tickets. Fans can purchase TaxSlayer Bowl tour packages exclusively at

Land Package: The official land package includes: game tickets, three-night deluxe hotel accommodations, exclusive Penn State welcome gathering, round-trip transportation to Penn State’s Jan. 1 pep rally and admission to the official Penn State pre-game tailgate.

Game Day Package: The official Game Day package includes game tickets and admission to the official Penn State pre-game tailgate on Jan. 2.

An allotment of TaxSlayer Bowl tickets is being held for Penn State students. Penn State Student Nittany Lion Club members can purchase tickets through Student Account Manager to attend the Nittany Lions’ matchup with Georgia beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11. Students that are not Student NLC members can purchase tickets at the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Each student will be permitted to purchase two $85 tickets and must present a valid Penn State ID+ card to secure a ticket. Cash, credit and Lion Cash will be accepted Saturday at the in-person sale. Tickets sold on Saturday will be issued at the time of purchase.

Students buying during the SNLC pre-sale can pay with credit or debit card only. Tickets purchased by SNLC members will be available for pick up from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the “SNLC Pickup Line” at the Jordan Center. Tickets can also be picked up from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14-18 at the Jordan Center. All tickets must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Students wishing to sit together must pick up their tickets at the same time.

Students should reference the quick-sale guide posted on Student Central ( for additional information.

Led by Head Coach James Franklin, the Nittany Lions will face Georgia for the first time since Jan. 1, 1983, a 27-23 Penn State victory in the 1983 Sugar Bowl to capture the program’s first national championship.

The clash will air on ESPN, the Penn State Sports Network and

Penn State has played in Jacksonville four times previously, with Gator Bowl appearances in 1961, 1962, 1967 and 1976. The Nittany Lions were 1-2-1 in the game, having played Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State and Notre Dame in their postseason contests in Jacksonville.

Last Updated December 15, 2015