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Penn State Blue White Football Game 2020

When: Saturday, April 18, 2020 (1:30 PM Kickoff) CANCELED

Where: Beaver Stadium

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Roar for the Nittany Lions as they give an exhibition of the upcoming season. This informal Penn State Football reunion is complete with a tailgating atmosphere, local craft and food vendors, and activities lasting all weekend. Come join the fun and root for your favorite team! 

The event is a favorite of Penn Staters looking to finally escape the cold of winter and enjoy their Nittany Lions for the conclusion of spring practice. Attendance for the game often ranges between 60,000-80,000. It is important to check on the weather forecast before leaving your home to pack accordingly.

Parking and Pre-Game Festivities:

Parking for the game will be free for season ticket holders who received the pass with their previous season tickets. Those without previous year season tickets will be charged $20 per car. Fans are asked to display those passes before entering the lots. Game-day parking is CASH ONLY. 

Those fans with overnight recreational vehicles (ORV) passes from the previous season will be charged $60 for Friday overnight parking. While those without ORV passes, but looking to park in the overnight RV's will be charged $100. Overnight RV parking will open up at 8 AM the day before. Those fans looking to come in on Saturday, but have their RV pass from the previous season, will be admittedly free of charge. Those without the previous season RV pass will be charged $40. 

Day of game parking will open up at 8 AM and will be cash only. Fans can also purchase parking before Friday, April 12th by visiting the Bryce Jordan Center

The Blue-White Family Fun Zone opens up to fans prior to kickoff.  A variety of activities including live entertainment, games, giveaways and more will be available. This event is free and open to the public.

Check out the Fan Festival happening along Curtin Road. You should expect to find a variety of food vendors, games, sponsor booths and activities. The team bus will arrive shortly later.

There will be a player autograph session starting at 12:15 PM. 

Penn State Athletics will be hosting a Blue-White Apparel Sale from 9 AM-2:30 PM the day of the Blue-White Game. The sale will include clothing, equipment and game-used apparel and will be held at Pegula Ice Arena. 

Make sure to stop by the Penn State All-Sports Museum from Noon-2 PM for some fun children friendly activities. 

Before the game bring your favorite piece of memorabilia to a pre-game autograph session with members of the Nittany Lion team. Please arrive with time to spare as there is often a line. (limited one item per person). 

Stadium gates will open up 90 minutes prior to kickoff to allow fans to get in, purchase food and find a general admission seat. 


There are few places as fun and unique experience to enjoy a cold drink and burger than outside of Beaver Stadium. The tailgating grounds form a ring around the stadium. To get more info visit our tailgating article.

The Blue-White Game:

The annual spring game is the last of 15 organized practices for the football program during the spring semester and the first opportunity for Nittany Lion fans to see how the team is coming along. With admission to the stadium being complimentary, Blue-White weekend is an excellent opportunity to introduce your family to the brand and atmosphere of Penn State Football. 

We advise visitors to get inside the stadium 45 minutes to an hour before kick-off to provide adequate time for getting through security, finding a seat (as this is a general admission event) and purchasing food. Gates will open 90 minutes before kickoff. 

After the Game:

Get your Penn State gear at one of several area stores including the Family ClotheslineKozees Sports EmporiumLions PrideStudent Book Store or others. 

Following the game head out for some delicious dinner or fun nightlife options. Our Central PA Tasting Trail provides a bit of both in just one stop. 

Make sure that you save some energy because Sunday is the annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run benefitting the Special Olympics Pennsylvania chapter. Participants will be able to finish their walk or run at the 50 yard line of Beaver Stadium. 

To find out what else is going on before or after the game visit our calendar of events