Rain forces closure of several grass parking lots for Penn State-Iowa game

October 24, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State has announced parking changes for Saturday’s football game against Iowa due to existing wet conditions and the forecast for additional rain later this week. Vehicles will be redirected to other parking lots near Beaver Stadium for the 3:30 p.m. contest between the No. 17 Nittany Lions and No. 18 Hawkeyes.

Intercollegiate Athletics utilizes several intramural fields for football parking, and this week’s rain will continue to cause more damage to the fields with fall intramural sports still in progress for Penn State students. The Nittany Lions have two home football games remaining after the Iowa contest.

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.

As of Wednesday, Yellow Lot 12, the Orange Preferred Car, Brown Preferred and Family Friendly lots will be closed on game day (see below).

Penn State officials are monitoring the forecast for the rest of the week, which could impact additional parking lot closures for Saturday’s game. General parking is available for advance purchase ($22.25) or on game day ($60, cash) in the available lots (see below).

Penn State is asking patrons for their patience and understanding, as the wet conditions and forecast for rain later this week will make some grass lots unsuitable for parking. Fans are asked to carpool and avoid bringing an RV for the Iowa game, unless the RV parking is on pavement.

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

Fans also can 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.

Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday for the Military Appreciation Day contest. Available Beaver Stadium parking lots will open at 8 a.m. and all stadium gates will open at 1:30 p.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 8 a.m. until one hour after the conclusion of the game.

Car parking information for Iowa 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 redirected to Lot 11 and then to East Deck, Nittany Deck or Red A. Fans who normally park in Lot 12 should approach the campus from the west off Atherton Street to Park Avenue. Other Yellow lots will be available from the east from I-99/U.S. 322.

— Brown and Orange lots will be closed. Brown and Orange parking permits will be honored at Innovation Park, Grange Park, Nittany Parking Deck, Red A, and in all Yellow lots (other than Lot 12). To access Innovation Park, cars should approach from the east off I-99 or from the west off I-99/U.S. 322.

A free Innovation Park shuttle for fans with cars will be provided, with trips to Beaver Stadium starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. The shuttle will operate after the game for approximately 45 minutes. RVs are not permitted at Innovation Park on game day.

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

RV parking information for Iowa 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 RV permit holders on grass (no white stripe) will be closed to RVs. One car per permit will be accepted.

— 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 patrons reminder

Note: ADA patrons who park in reserved spaces on paved lots will not be affected. All ADA parking is on paved spaces. All others, see below.

— White ADA parking: As is the current plan, patrons with White ADA parking will be directed to the Katz Building Lot or the East Parking Deck, with complimentary shuttle service to the stadium starting at 11 a.m. Saturday.

— Green ADA parking: As is the current plan, patrons with Green ADA parking will be directed to parking lots near Pegula Ice Arena, the field hockey complex, Intramural Building, and Nittany Lion Softball Park.

Advance car parking available for Iowa Game

General car parking in the available Beaver Stadium lots purchased in advance is $22.25 per car for the remaining games this season, starting with Military Appreciation contest vs. Iowa. Fans who chose to pay to park on game day when arriving at the general lots will pay $60 (cash only), as long as game day parking hasn’t been exhausted.

Fans are encouraged to purchase parking passes in advance to not only realize the savings, but to assist in smoother traffic and parking operations by displaying the pass as they approach roads to stadium parking. Fans can purchase up to three advance single-game parking passes per account, per game.

General car single-game advance parking is available by calling 1-800-NITTANY (weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or at the ticket office in the Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

For the Wisconsin (Nov. 10) and Maryland (Nov. 24) games in Beaver Stadium, single-game advance car parking to be shipped via U.S. Mail must be purchased 15 days prior to the game, while single-game parking to be shipped by overnight mail must be purchased the Tuesday prior to the game.

The Penn State-Iowa game will air on ESPN, the Penn State Sports Network (2 p.m. airtime), and GoPSUsports.com.

Last Updated October 24, 2018