Our ultimate Penn State football parking guide
With college football about to kick off, diehard fans of the Nittany Lions are geared up for yet another exciting season of tailgating, gameday gatherings and competitive Penn State action.
Less thrilling, however, are the traffic and crowds you will encounter when trying to drive into the lion’s den. Luckily, Penn State has made it simpler than ever to navigate campus and make it to Beaver Stadium for every home game.
Preview the parking map
One of the easiest ways to become more familiar with parking options for Penn State football games is to take a look at the stadium parking map. When you visit the football parking page on the Penn State athletics website, there are several links to a pdf copy of the map.
Just navigate to and click on “2018 Beaver Stadium Parking Map" at the top, middle or bottom sections of the page. The map is color-coded and breaks different areas down into lot numbers.
Yellow represents areas for season ticket holders, White spaces are designated for single game and day of game overflow.
Red, Purple, Green, and Pink areas on the 2018 Beaver Stadium Parking Map represent reserved spaces for cars & RVs.
Your lot number will be assigned based upon when and how you purchase your parking, which you can read more about in the following sections.
Buy an Advance Parking Pass
It is preferred that fans purchase advance parking passes to save you both time and money come gameday. You have the option of calling 1-800-NITTANY to place the order, or you can pick up your passes at the Athletic Ticket office.
If you prefer to call-in your passes, make sure to do so at least 14 days prior to the game in order to avoid express shipping fees. The standard fee to have passes mailed is $2.25 per season or individual pass, and the Express Mail option carries a $20 fee.
The Athletic Ticket office is located in the Bryce Jordan Center and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The Athletic Ticket Office will NOT be open on Gamedays to sell parking passes, but you may buy at the Stadium Ticket Office at Gate E for future games.
The Athletics Ticket staff can sell parking until 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before the game. The Bryce Jordan Center main ticket windows remain open until 6 p.m.
For both the mail delivery and in-person pickup options, you may purchase a maximum of three season passes or three passes for any individual game.
Purchasing Parking on Game Day
Although securing an advance parking pass helps the flow of traffic during Nittany Lions football games, you may also purchase parking when you arrive at the gameday parking lots.
As you near Beaver Stadium, traffic control and university police will direct you to the appropriate parking lots. For cars and SUVs, the same-day parking fee is $60. For buses, the fee for parking is $120. Fees must be paid in cash, and Penn State cannot guarantee a specific location.
Purchasing Parking for the Overnight RV (ORV) Lot
The ORV lot is unfortunately sold out for the season, but there are still other options. Off-campus RV parking is available for overnight and day of game arrival at Grange Park. Call 814-357-5813 for more details about this parking option.
One last option in our guide to Penn State football parking is to hop on one of the convenient football shuttles.
Penn State has partnered with Fullington and CATA to provide you with a hassle-free pickup service. You can save on gas while also getting the opportunity to meet other fans of Penn State football and tailgate away.
It's also an easy option: drive to any of the several low-traffic pickup locations, and the shuttle will provide roundtrip transportation to and from Beaver Stadium.
Shuttles typically range from $10 to $20 roundtrip depending on your selected pick-up location.
Wherever and however you choose to park, always remember to bring your Nittany Lion pride! We'll see you at the game!