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New Security, Ticket Processes To Debut At Beaver Stadium

Heading back to Beaver Stadium this fall? You’ll likely need to catch up on some new entrance processes before arriving at the gates.

Penn State is implementing additional security measures for fans this season, largely through the use of walk-through metal detectors at every Beaver Stadium entrance. As always, fans can bring only clear bags through the gates.

As announced earlier this summer, Penn State Athletics has entirely converted to mobile ticketing this fall — a move the department says will “improve ticket delivery and management” and cut down on “physical contact points.” A full mobile ticketing guide is available online.

Ticket scanners were also added at every entrance point. Fans should prepare for gameday by downloading their mobile tickets to their Apple Wallet or Google Pay account before leaving home.

If your phone dies, don’t worry. Charging stations spread around Beaver Stadium for both iOS and Android devices should help you get enough juice to at least get in and find your seat.

To incentivize early arrivals, Penn State is offering a concessions discount ($1 off every $5 spent) for the first 45 minutes after Beaver Stadium’s gates open.

Other small-scale upgrades were added to Beaver Stadium this offseason, too. Penn State said it upgraded security cameras, emergency evacuation plans, natural gas heaters, and fire suppression systems.

Additionally, Penn State expanded Gates E and F to reduce congestion near Beaver Stadium’s ticket office. Athletics says the remodel should “improve fan circulation” around the stadium’s exterior.

This fall, Penn State will continue following its one-way traffic pattern introduced back in 2019. However, day-of-game parking passes can’t be purchased at select lots. Now, they’re available only at the Innovation Park Building 100 parking lot, subject to availability.

Penn State’s home opener against Ball State kicks off at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 11. The 1-0 Nittany Lions could have their hands full with a Cardinals team that returned 20 of 22 starters from 2020’s breakout season.

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Matt DiSanto

By day, Matt is a senior majoring in journalism. By night, he's Onward State's managing editor. He's a huge Philadelphia sports fan, fantasy football lover, and washed-up drummer hailing from Collegeville, Pa. The quickest way to his heart is Margherita pizza and "Arrested Development" quotes. Follow him on Twitter @mattdisanto_ if you hate yourself or email Matt at [email protected] if you hate him.

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