Parking, traffic and transit information for the Penn State-Ohio football game

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State football will host Ohio University on Saturday, September 10 at noon at Beaver Stadium. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and fans are encouraged to arrive early.

football game parking lot

Football parking areas near Beaver Stadium (between Bigler Road and Mount Nittany Medical Center) are managed by Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics and require a football permit, which is only valid in the assigned lot. Lots will open this week at 7 am For more information, visit, call 1-800-NITTANY, or email [email protected]

Additional parking on campus on football game days is available through Penn State Transportation Services at the following locations:

  • East, CENTERY Nittany decks: $40 (payable by credit card when exiting walk-up pay machines).
  • Eisenhower cover: $40 (only cash is paid upon entry).
  • West Deck: $25 (payable by credit card when exiting walk-up pay machines).

Following is strictly prohibited in campus parking lots.

Standard parking rates ($1 per hour) will apply for the first two hours of parking on the East, HUB, Nittany and West decks on Saturday, after which event rates will take effect. Parking for events in the campus parking decks is permitted until 6:00 pm on Sunday.

Parking for weekend visitors

Weekend Event Parking Rates are in effect for overnight parking on home football game weekends beginning Thursday. Visitors wishing to park overnight must park on the East, HUB, Nittany, or West decks. Overnight visitor parking is prohibited in all other parking areas.

Standard parking rates ($1 per hour/$16 maximum daily rate) will apply for the first 24 hours of parking for Thursday parkers and the first 12 hours of parking for Friday parkers, after which they will go into effect the following weekend rates and be due upon leaving each facility:

  • Thursday arrival: $50
  • Friday arrival: $45

Visitors arriving on Friday may also park on the Eisenhower Deck beginning at 5 pm for $45, payable through ParkMobile (zone number 95110).

Parking for weekend events is allowed until 6:00 pm on Sunday.

Game Day Parking Closures/Faculty, Staff, and Student Parking Access

The following campus parking lots will close at midnight on Friday, September 9 prior to Saturday’s home football game:

  • Commuter Lots (Jordan East, Stadium West, Porter North, Porter South)
  • Orange L (all sections)
  • Yellow H (all sections)
  • Yellow M
  • yellow v
  • Orange A SPO (east and west)
  • Orange A Katz
  • Softball Orange B
  • Orange H (all sections north of Hastings Road)
  • Orange O (Park Avenue)
  • Orange O (ICA Service Center/Meat Laboratory)
  • Silver G
  • Silver J (all sections)

In addition to these areas, the eastern half of the Orange U Lot, located just east of USB I and II, will also be reserved beginning at midnight Friday.

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All vehicles, including department vehicles, must be removed from these areas by midnight Friday. Access to these areas will reopen once outgoing football traffic ends.

On home football Saturdays, faculty/staff parking permits are honored in all faculty/staff parking lots located west of Bigler Road, and student parking permits are honored in all areas west of Bigler Road that typically allow student parking on weekends (see lots highlighted in yellow with E/W symbol on the interactive student parking map).

For a more convenient exit from campus after the football game and to provide increased capacity for visitors on the parking decks, faculty/staff and students with permits are encouraged to use the surface parking areas instead of parking decks on football game days.

Email [email protected] or call 814-865-1436 for more information regarding campus parking managed by Penn State Transportation Services.

Increased ticket amounts for parking violations on event weekends

Drivers are reminded that all vehicles must park within all lines of a legal unreserved parking space. Vehicles parked on roadsides, curbside queue ends, etc. are subject to fines and/or towing at owner’s expense. All parking areas require head-in parking or the vehicle is parked so that the license plate faces the driving aisle. See lot entrance signage for requirements for each parking area. All space-specific signage, such as ADA, service, and reserved spaces, remain in effect and are strictly enforced. Additionally, fine amounts are increased for campus visitors parked in violation of University parking regulations during designated event weekends.

traffic restrictions

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, one-way traffic patterns and traffic restrictions on Park Avenue, Porter Road and other roadways near Beaver Stadium will go into effect. Game attendees with a prepaid soccer parking permit will be required to follow the assigned route for their parking area and parking zone. Visit the Penn State Game Day Traffic and Parking site for more information.

Access to the east parking deck and Orange faculty/staff parking areas located north of Services Road will only be available by traveling east on Park Avenue from Atherton Street. Except for permit holders attempting to access these areas, Park Avenue is to be used only by football permit holders with parking in the West Zone (traveling east on Park from Atherton Street) and East Zone (traveling west on Park). at Park from I-99/322). Traffic on Porter Road will be limited to football permit holders with parking in the South Zone only.

Curtin Road will be closed between Bigler Road and Porter Road for the entire day.

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Faculty, staff, and students attempting to access the central campus parking areas should do so by traveling north on Shortlidge Road or Burrowes Road from College Avenue. Traffic on and around campus will be heavy, and unnecessary vehicle travel is discouraged. Drivers traveling to campus must allow additional time to reach their destination.

Transit service and adjustments

CATA’s Blue Loop, White Loop and Red Link service will operate on local soccer Saturdays, but with the following adjustments to the service:

  • Blue loop: From the bus stop at College Avenue and Allen Street, the Blue Loop will follow the normal route to Curtin Road, where it will turn right onto Bigler Road and right onto Pollock Road, where it will resume the normal route.
  • White loop: From the bus stop at Beaver Avenue and Allen Street, the White Loop will follow the normal route to University Drive, where it will turn left onto Hastings Road, right onto Bigler Road, and left onto Curtin Road, where it will resume the normal route.
  • Red Link from the West Campus to the Innovation Park: Red Link traveling to Innovation Park will follow the normal route on Curtin Road, where it will turn right onto Bigler Road, left onto Hastings Road, right onto University Drive, right off the exit ramp onto College Avenue , right onto College Avenue, left onto 322 West, right across the exit ramp to Park Avenue, where you will travel to Mount Nittany Medical Center and resume the normal exit route to Innovation Park.
  • Red Link from the Innovation Park to the West Campus: The Red Link traveling to West Campus will serve Innovation Park and will travel 322 East to College Avenue, right on College Avenue, right on University Drive, left on Hastings Road, right on Bigler Road, turn left onto Curtin Road where you will resume normal routing. to West Campus.

CATA will once again operate Game Day Football Shuttles to provide transportation to and from each local Penn State Football game. Visit the CATA website for information on routes, stops, hours of operation and fares.

Email [email protected] or call 814-238-CATA for more information about the CATA campus and community transit service. Real-time bus information and arrival predictions are also available through the myStop and Penn State Go apps.

Fullington Trailways will also operate Football Shuttles this season, with service from various local locations and Blair County. Visit the Fullington website for more information.

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