Grass lot parking changes finalized for Penn State-Kent State football game

September 13, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State has finalized changes in four grass parking lots for Saturday’s football game against Kent State, due to heavy rain earlier this week. Cars will be re-directed to other parking lots near Beaver Stadium.

On Tuesday, Penn State announced Yellow Lot 12, the Orange Preferred Car, Brown Preferred and Family Friendly lots will be closed on game day (see details below).

Fans attending Saturday’s game who do not have a parking permit will not be able to purchase a permit for the Beaver Stadium parking lots on game day.

Click here to view a Beaver Stadium parking map for the Kent State game. 

Penn State is asking patrons for their patience and understanding, as this week’s rainfall has left some grass lots unsuitable for parking. Fans are strongly encouraged to carpool and not bring an RV for the Kent State game. RVs will not be permitted in the Blue, Orange and Purple grass lots (see details below).

Fans who normally park cars and RVs in paved lots will be unaffected. Permit holders with a white stripe through their permit have a paved parking space, which are not impacted by this Saturday’s lot closures. Available Beaver Stadium parking lots will open Saturday at 7 a.m. Kickoff is at noon.

Fans who normally park in the Brown or Orange lots will be able to use their parking permit in all Yellow lots (other than Lot 12) or at the following locations:

-- Innovation Park, 200 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA 16803 (No RVs; no overnight parking).

-- Red A, located off of North Atherton Street and White Course Drive (Cars or Red A RV permits only; no overnight car parking).

-- Nittany Parking Deck or East Parking Deck on campus (No RVs; no overnight parking)

-- Grange Park, 149 Homan Lane, Centre Hall PA 16828 (Overnight car and RV parking is available). Grange Park will accept all parking permits for the Kent State game.

Shuttle services:

-- Innovation Park to Beaver Stadium, starting Saturday at 8 a.m. The shuttle service will run continuously, until two hours after the game ends. The shuttle drop off and pick up location is on the Northwest corner of the intersection of Park Avenue and Fox Hollow Road. The shuttle from Innovation Park will not have ADA capability.

-- Red A to Beaver Stadium, starting Saturday at 8 a.m. via CATA Loop.

-- Grange Park to Beaver Stadium, starting Saturday at 8:30 a.m. via Cole Transportation (shuttle from Grange Park is $10 round trip).

Car parking for Kent State game

Note: Patrons who normally park in reserved lots that are paved or on grass will not be affected. Permit holders with a white stripe through their permit have a paved parking space, which are not impacted by this Saturday's closures.

-- Yellow Lot 12 will be closed and fans will be re-directed to another general lot (see above). Fans who normally park in this lot should approach the campus from the east on Park Avenue, off I-99/U.S. Route 322, from the south on Porter Road, off Route 26/College Avenue or from the west via Atherton Street and Park Avenue (cars will be directed to Yellow Lot 11, East Parking Deck or Nittany Parking Deck).

-- Brown and Orange Lots will be closed. Brown and Orange parking passes will be honored in all Yellow lots other than 12. Cars should approach from the east on Park Avenue, off I-99/U.S. Route 322, from the south on Porter Road, off Route 26/College Avenue or from the west via Atherton Street and Park Avenue (cars will be directed to Yellow Lot 11, East Parking Deck or Nittany Parking Deck).

-- Family Friendly Lot will be closed. Patrons should park in a Yellow lot with their regularly issued parking permit location.

RV parking for Kent State game

-- Blue and Orange RV Lots will be closed to RVs. Patrons who normally park an RV in the Blue or Orange lot will be able to park one car with their RV permit.

-- Purple Lot will be closed to RVs, unless their permit has a white stripe indicating the space is on pavement. Patrons who normally park an RV in the Purple lot will be able to park one car with their RV permit.

-- Overnight RV Lot will open Thursday at 6 p.m. Parts of the RV Lot may not be parked due to ground conditions.

-- Fans who have not already purchased an RV parking permit should not attempt to park in the lots near Beaver Stadium. All game day, season RV and Overnight RV permits are sold out for the 2018 season. Penn State Athletics has identified Grange Park as an economical alternative with hook-ups and shuttle service to campus on Friday and Saturday of home football weekends. Fans interested in parking their car or RV at Grange Park can reserve a spot by calling 814-364-9212.

ADA parking

-- The ADA compliant lots (Katz Building or East Parking Deck) are accessible via North Atherton Street to Park Avenue and provide complimentary shuttle services. ADA parking must be used in conjunction with an ADA license plate or handicap placard. 

-- Fans with Yellow, Brown or Orange permits also can park at Grange Park and take a shuttle, provided by Cole Transportation for $10 round trip. Advance car parking at Grange Park is $10 for the weekend or $10 per day if purchased at the gate. Advance RV parking is $60 per night or $75 per night if purchased at the gate. Fans interested in parking their car or RV at Grange Park can reserve a spot by calling 814-364-9212.

Intercollegiate Athletics utilizes several intramural fields for football parking and this week’s rain and the vehicular traffic would have the potential to significantly damage the fields with fall intramural sports still in progress for Penn State students.

No additional Game Day/Yellow parking being sold for Kent State

It also was announced Tuesday that no additional Yellow (game day) parking for the Kent State game would be sold. Fans attending Saturday’s game who do not have a parking permit will not be able to park in the Beaver Stadium, Innovation Park or Red A parking lots.

Fans who don’t have a reserved parking permit for the Kent State game are encouraged to carpool or consider other options to get to Beaver Stadium, including:

-- CATA Game Day Shuttle. 

-- Parking in the East or Nittany decks on campus and walking or taking CATA Blue or White Loop.

-- Uber (drop off and pick up locations near stadium).

-- Grange Park (car and RV park and ride shuttle provided by Grange; car parking $10 per day; shuttle $10 round trip on Saturday.

To reference a map of the Kent State game day parking areas and all other game day information, including traffic and parking updates, visit GoPSUsports.com/gameday.

Fans can also check for parking updates by clicking on specific lots at a new interactive map, by visiting GoPSUsports.com/footballmap.

Before traveling to the State College area, fans are encouraged to check for traffic and parking updates. Fans can check GoPSUsports.com, @GoPSUsports on Twitter and local radio stations (1450 AM, 93.7 FM, 970 AM) for updates prior to kickoff. Fans can follow the Twitter hashtag #PSUparking for further updates.

Available Beaver Stadium parking lots will open at 7 a.m. and all stadium gates will open at 10 a.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for every game and reminded they can enter Beaver Stadium at any gate except the student gate - Gate A. Umbrellas are not permitted in Beaver Stadium.

Penn State Customer Relations representatives are available at 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and this Saturday from 7 a.m. until one hour after the conclusion of the game.

Last Updated September 13, 2018