Whiteout Night Game Against Ohio State Sells Out
When James Franklin took the podium for the first time as Penn State’s head coach, a reporter asked him about how the Beaver Stadium attendance will compare to what he’s used to. The reporter cited 90,000 fans as the number for Franklin to expect.
“90,000? Did you say 90,000?” Franklin said. “No. 107,000 fans at every…single…game from here on out. That stadium will be sold out every…single…game starting now.”
The new Nittany Lions head coach wasn’t exactly right when he made his original #107kstrong promise, but he will get his wish for the first time in just a few weeks. According to Penn State Athletics, the Whiteout night game against Ohio State is officially sold out!
— Penn State Athletics (@GoPSUsports) October 2, 2014
Franklin got his first taste of what six figures worth of fans looks like packed into Beaver Stadium this past Saturday when 102,910 attended the homecoming matchup with Northwestern. That was a solid crowd, but nothing compares to 107,000 fans dressed in white under the Beaver Stadium lights for a game versus the rival Buckeyes.
The primetime game will kick off at 8 p.m. on October 25 and is set to be nationally broadcast on ABC. Penn State plays at Michigan next week in the Wolverines’ first ever primetime Big Ten home game.
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