THON 2020 weekend parking and traffic advisory

February 20, 2020

The 2020 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) will be held at the Bryce Jordan Center from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, through 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.

To accommodate the required access for THON, the following parking, traffic and transit adjustments will be in effect this weekend.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

STADIUM WEST

  • Approximately 100 spaces closed in the southeast corner of the lot near the Penn State All-Sports Museum beginning Thursday night through 6 p.m. Friday
  • Entire lot closed Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. - vehicles already parked will not be required to exit, but those arriving to park during those hours must park at Jordan East or Porter North

JORDAN EAST

  • Small section in the middle of the lot reserved from Friday through Sunday for THON families parking
  • Section at the south end of the lot near the Multi-Sport Facility reserved from 1 p.m. Saturday through Sunday for THON dancer pick-up

ORANGE L EAST

  • Reserved from Friday through Sunday for THON families parking

ORANGE L SOUTH

  • Reserved from 12 p.m. Friday through Sunday for THON operations

YELLOW V

  • Reserved from Friday through Sunday for Yellow V permit holders only

YELLOW H SOUTH (PEGULA)

  • Reserved from noon Friday through Saturday for Hockey/Pegula staff parking

YELLOW H SHIELDS AND YELLOW H WAGNER

  • Reserved from 3 p.m. Friday through Saturday for Men’s Hockey premium parking

ORANGE F

  • Reserved from 3 p.m. Friday through Saturday for Men’s Hockey premium parking

THON VISITOR PARKING

General visitor parking for THON will be available at Stadium West, Jordan East and Porter North from Friday through Sunday.

With these areas expected to reach capacity at various times this weekend, it is paramount that all vehicles be parked within all lines of a legal space to allow maximum access. Due to heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic, motorists are urged to use caution if traveling near the Bryce Jordan Center and those attending THON are encouraged to walk, bike or use transit in lieu of driving. CATA’s no-fare Blue Loop and White Loop routes will run continuously for 48 hours from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday, with approximately 10 minutes between buses.

PARKING INFORMATION FOR WEEKEND INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS EVENTS

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics will host multiple events this weekend at venues near the Bryce Jordan Center. Fans planning to attend these events are encouraged to allow additional travel time to reach event parking areas. No tailgating or RV parking will be permitted.

For all events, parking is available at Jordan East, Stadium West and Porter North at no charge for Penn State students and employees with a valid University Park permit, but permit holders are urged to park at other nearby lots available to them during evening/weekend hours to avoid the heaviest traffic near the Bryce Jordan Center. These lots include Lot Orange B near the Nittany Lion Softball Park and the East and Eisenhower parking decks.

Intercollegiate Athletics events taking place on the east side of campus this weekend include:

MEN’S HOCKEY VS. MINNESOTA

  • 8:30 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Pegula Ice Arena
  • $5 parking at Stadium West and Jordan East (no charge with Hockey parking voucher or Penn State permit), $1 per hour parking at East Deck
  • Premium parking at Yellow H Shields, Yellow H Wagner and Orange F
  • Penn State permit holders strongly encouraged to park at East or Eisenhower decks to avoid the heaviest traffic near Pegula and the Jordan Center

TRACK & FIELD PENN STATE TUNE UP

  • 2:30 p.m. Friday at Multi-Sport Facility
  • Parking at south end of Jordan East

MEN’S LACROSSE VS. YALE

  • Noon Saturday at Panzer Stadium
  • Parking at south end of Jordan East

WOMEN’S LACROSSE VS. CORNELL

  • 1 p.m. Sunday at Panzer Stadium
  • Parking at Jordan East

MEN’S TENNIS VS. LIBERTY (FRIDAY), PENN (SUNDAY AFTERNOON) AND CORNELL (SUNDAY EVENING)

  • 6 p.m. Friday, noon Sunday and 6 p.m. Sunday
  • Parking at Orange C (all matches) and Orange F (Sunday matches only)

Penn State Wrestling will host American at Rec Hall at 2 p.m. Sunday, with parking available at Red A, Nittany Deck and Eisenhower Deck.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

With THON and numerous other events taking place on the east side of campus this weekend, heavy traffic and delays are expected. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area, if possible, and those attending THON are encouraged to walk, bike or use transit in lieu of driving.

Dauer Drive and a section of University Drive near Holuba Hall will have intermittent closures in place from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday for THON dancer arrival, and Dauer Drive will also be closed from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday for THON departure.

TRANSIT ADJUSTMENTS

CATA’s no-fare Blue Loop and White Loop routes will run continuously for 48 hours from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday, with approximately 10 minutes between buses.

As event traffic may require last-minute adjustments to campus transit service this weekend, riders should follow CATA on Twitter (@CATABUS) for service updates. 

MAP AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Click on the THON Weekend Interactive Map to view venues and event parking areas.

Visit THON.org for more information on this weekend’s event.

For information on event parking, email parking@psu.edu or call 865-1436.

 

Last Updated February 20, 2020