Penn State Announces Autograph Procedures for Blue-White Game Saturday


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State announced procedures for autographs at the Blue-White Game Saturday, April 21, at Beaver Stadium.

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Fans will have the opportunity to get autographs from the Nittany Lion football team from 12:15 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. Saturday.

The Nittany Lions will be spread out at five stadium gates by position. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Gate A – Quarterbacks/Specialists
  • Gate B – Running Backs/Defensive Line
  • Gate C – Offensive Line/Wide Receivers
  • Gate E – Tight Ends/Defensive Backs
  • Gate F – Linebackers
  • A team poster will be available at the stadium gates, while supplies last, for the players to sign during the autograph session and for other fans attending the game.

    The players will be permitted to sign one item per person to give as many fans as possible an opportunity to meet the squad members. The players will not be available for photographs during the autograph session.

    Additional Blue-White weekend activities

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

    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 will be held from 9 a.m-11 a.m. in Holuba Hall and the Pegula Ice Arena parking lot off of University Drive. The Fun Zone is free and open to the public. The Family Fun Zone features game stations run by Penn State athletics teams, live entertainment, interactive games, inflatables, novelty stations, giveaways and fun for the entire family.

    Penn State letterman, LaVar Arrington, is bringing his elite eighth-grade all-star game to Happy Valley. The invitees will practice on campus the week leading up to the Blue-White Game and culminates in the A11 Stars Bowl in Beaver Stadium beginning at 10 a.m. The A11 Stars Bowl will be open to the public without charge.

    Former Nittany Lion and Super Bowl LII Champion Stefen Wisniewski will serve as the honorary captain. During the game, the 2017 Fiesta Bowl championship team will be recognized on the field.

    The Ninth 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.

    Admission and Parking Information

    Admission is 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. 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 A, B and E will open at 1:30 p.m.

    The Blue-White Game completes 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 September 1.

    More than 5,600 new season tickets have already been sold for the 2018 season presented by PSECU. 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. to 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.
    A11 Stars Bowl; Beaver Stadium, 10 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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