Athletics Ends Single Game Parking Sales For Wisconsin Game

Update November 5: Penn State Athletics announced that the majority of grass lots will be closed ahead of Saturday’s game against Wisconsin because of record rainfall in Happy Valley.

The only grass lots that will remain open for this weekend’s contest will be the ORV, Pink lots, and only part of the reserved Stadium North Green lots.

As a result of these closures, Athletics will run six free shuttles from the off-campus parking lots to Beaver Stadium. The shuttles will begin service at 8 a.m. and stop an hour after the conclusion of the game, and each shuttle has been assigned a color and route. Fans who utilize this shuttle will be given a wristband with their corresponding shuttle’s color, and the specifics of these shuttles will be released on Wednesday.

If you have a permit for one of the lots that’s closed on Saturday, here is a list of alternative options based on the newly closed lots:

  • Green Stadium West and North: Orange H/Lot 83, which are both near intersection of Porter and Hastings Road, Red A
  • Purple (Car): Innovation Park
  • Purple (RV): ORV Lot
  • Brown and Orange (Car): Grange Park, on-campus parking decks
  • Orange (RV) and Blue (RV): Grange Park, or bring a car and park at Red A
  • Blue (Car): Grange Park, on-campus parking decks
  • All Yellow Lots: Grange Park

Penn State Athletics released additional information on the parking changes here.

Original Story: Penn State Athletics announced today that it won’t sell any more single game parking permits for the November 10 football game against Wisconsin.

No lots have been closed yet, but Athletics fears that having fans park on the intramural fields will further damage their already-troublesome conditions as a result of this fall’s abnormally wet conditions. Allowing parking on these fields would continue to worsen the conditions of the fields still in use for intramural sports.

Athletics is monitoring the forecast for the Wisconsin game and will decide if any lots need to be closed, like they were against Kent State and Iowa.

The Nittany Lions’ matchup against the Badgers doesn’t have a set time yet, but kickoff will either be at noon or 3:30/4 p.m. The official kickoff time will be announced by Sunday.

Parking at games has been a recurring issue all season. In addition to lot closures agains Kent State and Iowa, parking was exhausted for the Ohio State and Michigan State games.

More information from Penn State regarding next week’s parking and game day information can be found here.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this post said CATA would run the additional shuttles between off-campus parking lots and Beaver Stadium. This was incorrect; rather, these additional shuttles will be provided by Athletics and operated by a third-party vendor. We apologize for this error.

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