Blue-White Weekend events announced

UNIVERSITY PARK – Blue-White Weekend will be here before you know it.

One of the highlights of the Penn State sports calendar, the Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity, is set for 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 as the centerpiece for numerous activities throughout the weekend on the University Park campus.

Admission will be free for the Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity. Season ticket and season parking permit holders from the 2017 season received a white 2018 Blue-White Game parking permit with their 2017 ticket booklet last summer.

The 2018 Blue-White Game parking permit is valid for the white or yellow lots. Season ticket holders planning to attend the Blue-White Game are asked to hang their permit as they approach Beaver Stadium to assist with traffic management. Previously issued Blue-White Game parking permits that are lost will not be replaced.

Fans attending the Blue-White Game who did not have 2017 season tickets and a season parking permit will be charged for parking.

Parking fees for Blue-White are as follows:

Fans with a white 2018 Blue White permit issued with their 2017 parking permits will be admitted without charge.

Fans may purchase a yellow 2018 Blue White permit in advance as described below.

Fans with no permit will be charged at the lot entrance on April 21.

Friday Overnight RV arrival with a white 2018 Blue White permit issued with their 2017 parking permit will pay $60 at the ORV lot.

Friday Overnight RV arrival with no permit will be charged $100 at the ORV lot.

Saturday RV arrival with an RV permit issued with the 2017 season permit will be admitted without charge.

Saturday RV arrival with no permit will be charged $40 at the ORV lot.

Car parking can be purchased in advance by calling 1-800-NITTANY, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by visiting the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office, weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Phone orders will be taken until Friday, April 6, while in-person purchases can be made until Friday, April 20. Parking on Blue-White Game day is cash only.

The overnight RV lot opens Friday, April 20 at 8 a.m. Beaver Stadium parking lots will open on game day at 8 a.m. Beaver Stadium gates will open at 1:30 p.m.

The team blue bus arrival for the Nittany Lions will be at 11:45 a.m. at the corner of Curtin and Porter Roads.

The popular autograph session with the Nittany Lions will be held from 12:15 p.m.-1:05 p.m. Members of the Penn State football team will be assigned to gates A, B, C, E and F of Beaver Stadium. The players will be permitted to sign one item per person to give as many fans as possible an opportunity to meet the squad. Additional information regarding the autograph session will be released at a later date.

Fan Fest, the official Penn State football game day fan festival, includes numerous displays, vendors and interactive events for kids, and will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fan Fest will be located on Curtin Road near Beaver Stadium, as it is during the season.

The Blue-White Family Fun Zone is back and will be held from 9 a.m-11 a.m. in Holuba Hall, is open to the public and has free admission. The Family Fun Zone features game stations run by Penn State teams, live entertainment, interactive games and novelty stations, giveaways and fun for the entire family.

The 9th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run/Family Fun Walk to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania is set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 22. Participants will finish at the 50-yard line in Beaver Stadium for the three-mile run or one-mile walk. For more information, go to: specialolympicspa.org.

The Blue-White Game will complete the Nittany Lions’ 15 spring practice sessions. The contest will air live on the Big Ten Network, Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com.

The Blue-White Game is the university’s unofficial annual spring reunion. Last year, an estimated 68,000 fans were in attendance. The Blue-White Game has drawn more than 50,000 fans in seven of the past nine years, which included crowds of 70,000 or more in three of the last four years.

Penn State returns 13 starters (8 offensive, 3 defensive, 2 specialists) and 26 additional lettermen. The Nittany Lions open the season at Beaver Stadium against Appalachian State Sept. 1.

Penn State season ticket renewals and Nittany Lion Club membership renewals are underway for the 2018 Penn State Football season presented by PSECU. The ticket invoice and Nittany Lion Club renewal deadline was Feb. 1. For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2018 season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit www.PSUnrivaled.com, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m-6 p.m.

Blue-White Weekend Presented by Xfinity Schedule of Events, April 20-22:

Friday, April 20

Women’s Tennis vs. Northwestern; Tennis Center, 4 p.m.

All Sports Museum open, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday, April 21

Beaver Stadium parking lots open, 8 a.m.

Blue-White Family Fun Zone; Holuba Hall, 9-11 a.m.

Fan Festival; Curtin Road, 9 a.m.

Team Bus Arrival; Curtin Road & Porter Road, 11:45 a.m.
           

Lion Cub Zone outside of All Sports Museum, 12-2 p.m.

Player Autograph Session; Gates A, B, C, E, F, 12:15-1:05 p.m.

All Beaver Stadium Gates open, 1:30 p.m.

Blue-White Game, 3 p.m.

Sunday, April 22

All Sports Museum open, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Women’s Tennis vs. Illinois; Tennis Center, 11 a.m.

Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run, 11 a.m.

Newsboys with special guest Zealand; Bryce Jordan Center, 6 p.m.

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