Penn State football season tickets set for modest price increase

November 13, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics has announced that 2018 season football tickets will increase by $35 — $5 per game — marking the first season ticket price increase since the 2009 season. Donation levels will remain the same for next season, which will feature seven games in Beaver Stadium.

Football season ticket renewals for the 2018 campaign will be available at beginning Monday, Nov. 13. 

During the 2018 season, the Nittany Lions will host five Big Ten Conference foes, three of whom are ranked in the latest top 25 polls — Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin — as well as Iowa and Maryland. Appalachian State and Kent State round out the home slate.

“We are grateful for the tremendous support from Penn State alumni, students and fans for the Nittany Lion football team,” said Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour. “The investment of resources, time and passion our season ticket holders make in our program and the atmosphere they create in Beaver Stadium are unrivaled. The decisions we make come with careful deliberation about the potential impact on our loyal fans and community and the conditions for success they create for our student-athletes.”

The $35 season ticket increase is for all seats in Beaver Stadium, including the main seating bowl, the Mount Nittany Club and suites. The price of a public season ticket in the bowl will rise from $385 to $420 for the 2018 season.

The prices for car and bus season and advance single-game parking will remain the same in 2018. The price for car parking purchased on game day at the stadium lots will rise to $60 (cash only). Fans are encouraged to purchase single-game car parking in advance for $20 online at, by calling 1-800-NITTANY or in-person at the Bryce Jordan Center. Single-game advance car parking for the 2018 season will be available starting next spring.

All Overnight RV (ORV) parking permits for the 2018 season will be sold based on Thursday or Friday arrival; Saturday arrival will no longer be offered as a season permit. The price for a season ORV parking permit for fans arriving on Friday will increase by $200 to $1,000. Fans arriving in an RV on Thursday will remain $1,400 for a season permit. Overnight RV season permits will be limited to one per account, customer or address.

The Overnight RV lot will not be open on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, 2018, prior to the regular-season finale against Maryland, and pricing reflects this closure.

Overnight RV permit holders this season will be offered the opportunity to renew for the 2018 season provided they are a current Nittany Lion Club member and season-ticket holder. If ORV spaces are available after the Feb. 1, 2018, deadline, ORV spaces may be requested by completing an application and will be allocated based on Nittany Lion Club Priority Points. Overnight RV parking sold out for the 2017 season. Penn State Athletics has an arrangement with Grange Park, site of the annual Grange Fair, to provide overnight and day-of-game RV parking and hook-ups.

Information on student season football tickets and single-game public variable ticket pricing will be announced in early 2018.

Following this season, Penn State Athletics also will be conducting an assessment of football traffic and parking, which could result in operational improvements for the 2018 season.

Nittany Lion Club early renewal deadline extended to Dec. 1

Nittany Lion Club members are reminded that the early renewal deadline has been extended to Dec. 1. Bonus points are available to NLC members for making the following actions before the Dec. 1 deadline:

  • Make their donation that applies to their 2018 season football tickets and parking to receive five bonus points;
  • Pay their 2018 season football ticket balance in full and receive five bonus points.

More information on the Nittany Lion Club Priority Points System is available here.

Nov. 21 deadline for Nittany Lion Club Priority Points for 2017 postseason tickets

Nittany Lion Club members should note that Nov. 21 is the deadline to make a donation to impact Nittany Lion Club Priority Points used to allocate postseason football tickets for the 2017 season. Donations must be received by Nov. 21 in order to update points for the allocations. Any 2018 bonus points, including 2018 early bonus points, earned prior to 5 p.m. on Nov. 21, will be eligible to count toward postseason ticket allocations.

Postseason bowl ticket requests will be available soon by logging in at

Last Updated November 13, 2017