Player autograph session among numerous events set for Blue-White Weekend

Jeff Nelson
March 24, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- One of the highlights of the Penn State sports calendar, the Blue-White Game, is set for Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. as the centerpiece for numerous activities throughout the weekend on the University Park campus.

As in previous years, there will be no admission or game day parking fee for the Blue-White Game. The overnight RV lot opens Friday, April 15 at 8 a.m. and is $60, cash only. Cars accompanying an overnight RV will be charged $20, cash only.

Beaver Stadium parking lots will open on game day at 8 a.m. Beaver Stadium gates A and B will open at 12:30 p.m. Team arrival for the Nittany Lions will be at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Curtin and Porter Roads.

The popular autograph session with the Nittany Lions will be held from 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. New this year, members of the Penn State football team will be assigned to gates A, B, C, E and F of Beaver Stadium. The players will be permitted to sign one item per person to give as many fans as possible an opportunity to meet the squad. Additional information regarding the autograph session will be released at a later date.

The Fan Festival, the official Penn State football game day fan festival, includes numerous displays, vendors and interactive events for kids, and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fan Festival will be located on Curtin Road near Beaver Stadium, as it is during the season.

The Blue-White Family Fun Zone will be held from 9 a.m-1 p.m. in Holuba Hall, is open to the public and has free admission. The Family Fun Zone features game stations run by Penn State teams, inflatables, free face painting, interactive games and novelty stations, giveaways and fun for the entire family.

The 7th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run/Family Fun Walk to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania is set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 17. Participants will finish at the 50-yard line in Beaver Stadium for the three-mile run or one-mile walk. For more information, go to: specialolympicspa.org.

The Nittany Lions are in the midst of spring practice, with the 15 spring sessions culminating in the Blue-White Game. The radio broadcast will air on the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com.

The Blue-White Game will be tape-delayed on the Big Ten Network with its debut at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16. The game will also air Sunday, April 17 at 9:30 p.m. and at 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday, April 18. The schedule is subject to change, check BTN.com.

The Blue-White Game is the University's unofficial annual spring reunion. Last year, an estimated 68,000 fans were in attendance. The Blue-White Game has drawn more than 50,000 fans in seven of the past nine years, which included crowds of 70,000 or more in three of the last four years. For additional information on the Blue-White game visit: http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/blue-white.html.

Last Updated March 24, 2016