The No. 20 Penn State football team clashes with Iowa Saturday on Military Appreciation Day and early arriving fans will have an opportunity to receive discounts at the concession stands and watch other college football games on the stadium videoboards.
The Seats for Servicemembers contest will kick at 7:30 p.m. and air on BTN, the Penn State Sports Network (6:00 p.m. airtime) and GoPSUsports.com. The Nittany Lions (6-2, 4-1) and Hawkeyes (5-3, 3-2) will be meeting for the first time in four years, with Iowa visiting Happy Valley for the first time since 2011. The teams are scheduled to play every season from 2016-19.
Beaver Stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m. (Gate C at 6:00 p.m.) and fans are encouraged to arrive early. Fans entering the stadium soon after the gates open will be able to get $2 off a $5 purchase for items purchased from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the public concession stands on the concourses. Cash, credit card and LionCash purchases are accepted at the concourse concession stands.
In addition, other college football games will be shown on the stadium videoboards from 5:30 p.m. until approximately 6:30 p.m.
Penn State will honor the men and women who have bravely served our country during Military Appreciation Day activities at the Iowa game. ROTC elite, active duty, Wounded Warriors, and veterans will be honored with special recognitions during the game. The Penn State Blue Band will have a military-themed halftime performance and a USO performance is slated during the intermission against the Hawkeyes.
RV Pre-paid Parking Sold Out for Iowa; Additional RVs to be Directed to Other Lots
Pre-paid RV parking permits for the Iowa game are sold out for the primary RV lot on Orchard Road. Starting on Thursday evening, only patrons who present an advance (pre-paid) game day Yellow RV or advance Yellow Overnight RV parking permit will gain access to the primary RV lot for the Iowa game.
Patrons driving an RV who arrive on Thursday night, Friday or Saturday without an advance RV parking permit for the Iowa contest should expect to be directed to lots which are not as level and/or as close to Beaver Stadium. RVs will be directed to other areas such as Lots 19, 20, 23 and Red A.
The Red A parking lot is off Atherton Street near the Penn State Golf Courses and is paved lot that is available for RV parking at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m., the CATA Red Link bus is available to bring fans from Lot Red A (two stops) to the Berkey Creamery, which is four blocks from Beaver Stadium. The last CATA Red Link bus will leave the Creamery for Lot Red A at 12:30 a.m. after the game.
Fans who have not purchased an advance RV parking permit for the Iowa game are encouraged to bring a car to the game.
Patrons are reminded that should inclement weather be anticipated or occur this week, including on game day, Penn State may need to restrict RV’s from parking in any lots except those already sold, at which point additional RVs would be directed to locations off campus.
Fans are reminded that Penn State is providing security screening for all guests this season at entry gates using metal detection wands. With this security measure in place, all public gates, including the ADA and student gates, will open two hours prior to kickoff to provide ample time for all fans to pass through security.
Patrons will be asked to remove items from their pockets upon entering Beaver Stadium when the gates open at 5:30 p.m.
The deadline to purchase and receive a single game car ($15) parking pass for the Iowa game by express mail is Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 12 p.m. by calling 1-800-NITTANY (weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Single game car parking permits also can be purchased in advance at the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with a Friday, Nov. 4 deadline of 6 p.m. for the Iowa contest. The game day parking price is $40 for cars and $120 for RVs, cash only.
There is a limit of three single game parking permits for each game per customer and there is a service for permits sent via regular or express mail.