Game Day: No. 10 Penn State Football Welcomes No. 3 Michigan to Beaver Stadium for Annual Stripe Out Game

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 10 Penn State Football hosts No. 3 Michigan in Beaver Stadium Saturday at noon for its annual Stripe Out game. The contest, presented by the Smeal College of Business, airs on FOX with Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (analyst) and Jenny Taft (sideline) on the call.

Game Day: No. 10 Penn State Football Welcomes No. 3 Michigan to Beaver Stadium for Annual Stripe Out Game
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 10 Penn State Football hosts No. 3 Michigan in Beaver Stadium Saturday at noon for its annual Stripe Out game. The contest, presented by the Smeal College of Business, airs on FOX with Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (analyst) and Jenny Taft (sideline) on the call.
Fans are encouraged to visit Game Day Central for all information as it relates to Penn State Football game day traffic, parking and information on the match up. Real time traffic, parking and gate information will be shared on the Beaver Stadium Twitter account (@beaver_stadium).
Beaver Stadium family-friendly entrance gates, located at Gate F and the ADA entrance, will open at 9:30 a.m., 2.5 hours before kickoff, while the rest of the gates will open at 10 a.m. Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early to ease the entry process. For the first 45 minutes after gates open, early arriving fans will have an opportunity to receive $1 off for every $5 purchased at the concession stands (see below).
Big Noon Kickoff Pregame Show
  • Penn State will host Big Noon Kickoff, FOX's college football pregame show, live from University Park for the second time on Saturday.
  • The broadcast will begin at 10 a.m. outside of Gate B of the Bryce Jordan Center and lead up to kickoff between the Nittany Lions and Wolverines at noon.
  • The Big Noon Kickoff pit will open at 8 a.m.
Penn State Stripe Out
  • Saturday will mark Penn State's eighth annual Stripe Out game.
  • For more information on the Stripe Out and to learn which color to wear, please visit:
Pregame Flyover
  • Two F/A-18F Super Hornets will be featured in Saturday's pregame flyover.
  • The crew is based out of NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va. and will fly south to north over Beaver Stadium.
Game Day Traffic Pattern to Start at 9 a.m.
  • Penn State football's game day traffic pattern will be in place once again this season.
  • Please visit here to get to know your route to Beaver Stadium before you depart for the game.
  • One-way traffic patterns will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday.
  • Fans can stay up-to-date on travel restrictions by visiting Motorists can also stay up-to-date on the latest travel conditions by visiting
  • Fans can follow @beaver_stadium on Twitter for traffic and parking updates on game day.  
Happy Valley Hospitality/Tailgating Reminders
  • Penn State Athletics reminds fans to be respectful, show their Happy Valley Hospitality and exhibit the behaviors to make Beaver Stadium game day safe. Be loud, proud, respectful, responsible, great fans and gracious hosts.
  • Fans are asked to please be alert to cars entering and exiting the parking lot.
  • Intercollegiate Athletics has also worked diligently on recycling and sustainability across ICA events and activities. Those sustainability efforts include making recycling bags available in the Beaver Stadium parking lots. Fans are encouraged to be environmentally responsible and participate in Penn State's recycling and sustainability efforts by separating recyclable items before, during and after the game.
  • Blue recycling bags and clear trash bags are located throughout the Beaver Stadium parking lots. Bottles and cans only should be placed in the blue recycling bags. All other items should be placed in the clear trash bags.
On-Field Pregame Show Begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Fans are asked to arrive for the start of the on-field pregame show beginning at 11:30 a.m.
  • The show features the Penn State Traditions video, the Penn State Blue Band, cheerleaders, Lionettes and The Nittany Lion.
Penn State 3.0 Student-Athletes to be Honored
  • The Penn State student-athletes who earned a 3.0 or higher grade-point average (GPA) during the 2023 spring semester will be honored at halftime.
  • As a group, the Penn State student-athletes had a 3.25 GPA for the 2022 fall and 2023 spring semesters combined.
  • In the 2022-23 academic year, 71% of Penn State student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or better.
Fan Assistance Shuttle Service
  • Through Penn State's partnership with SP+, a fan assistance shuttle program will be available on game days to assist fans needing mobility assistance in getting form the parking lots to the stadium and then back to the lots after the game.
  • The shuttle service begins two hours before kickoff and resumes at the beginning of the fourth quarter for return trips. Service ends one hour after the game ends.
  • A map of shuttle locations can be found here.
Team Arrival and Beaver Stadium Block Party
  • The Beaver Stadium Block Party, taking place on Curtin Road between University Drive and Porter Road, begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Fans can expect food, football and fun each week with different activities along Curtin Road such as live music by Velveeta, inflatable games, fan photobooths, food trucks, caricature artists and more.
  • The Nissan Heisman House will be near the Bryce Jordan Center Marquee with LaVar Arrington making an appearance as the Featured Guest of the Heisman House.
  • Team arrival is scheduled for approximately 10 a.m.
  • The team will come off the Blue Buses and walk along Curtin Road from Porter Road to the South Tunnel.
  • The Penn State Blue Band will march down the middle of the Block Party approximately one hour before the start of each game.
What's New at Beaver Stadium
  • A variety of Beaver Stadium game day improvements are in effect for the 2023 season.
  • Most notably, Gate D, located at the northeast entrance of the stadium, has been expanded into a family-friendly entrance and fan experience zone for both adults (Happy Valley Alley) and youth (Kids Zone).
  • Other notable changes this season include the addition of a lap child ticket policy, new concessions choices and two public address announcers.
  • For more information on what is new in Beaver Stadium this season, please visit here.
Mobile Ticketing
  • Mobile ticketing continues to be the preferred delivery method for Penn State Football tickets for all games in Beaver Stadium. Mobile ticketing allows for improved ticket delivery, management and security.
  • Fans are asked to please make sure to download mobile tickets to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay on your phone in advance of game day.
  • For step-by-step instructions on how to do this, please visit here.
  • Multiple charging stations are located in and around Beaver Stadium, as well as the external customer relations booths. The kiosks have charging units and adapters for iOS and Android devices.
  • To assist in the gate entry process, mobile ticket scanners and walkthrough metal detectors are at every entry point. There will be additional magnetometers and signage at various gates this season for improved security screening to streamline gate entry.
  • Download the Penn State Nittany Lions App: Apple · Android.
Penn State University's Bag Policy
  • Penn State University's bag policy remains the same for the 2023 season.
  • Clear tote bags, which can be sized 12" x 6" x 12" or smaller, will be permitted.
  • In addition, a 4" x 6" x 1" small clutch or wristlet will continue to be permissible.
  • Complete information on the University's bag policy can be found here.
  • For questions or additional details, please contact the Office of the Associate Vice President, Police & Public Safety.
Beaver Stadium Student Entry
  • The following protocols will remain in effect for student entry this season.
  • Students should have their mobile season ticket and Penn State ID ready as they begin the entry process.
  • After presenting their mobile season ticket, students will receive a non-transferable wristband to validate their entry into the student section.
  • At each portal, students will be required to show their wristband each time they enter to ensure only students are in the student section.
  • Students are required to wear their wristband throughout the entirety of the game, including while sitting in their seating section.
  • Students will also see an operational change in how the student section is filled, which will improve safety and ease entry.
  • Students and fans are encouraged to report any issues by texting NITTANY to 69050 and demonstrate their Happy Valley Hospitality by exhibiting behaviors to make Beaver Stadium game day safe.
  • Weis Markets, the Official Grocer of Penn State Athletics, is the presenting sponsor of the Student Section within Beaver Stadium this season.
  • Parking lots will open at 7 a.m. Saturday.
  • Day of game parking can only be purchased (cash or credit) at Lots 25 and 36.
  • Game day parking sales will begin when lots open until sold out or kickoff, whichever comes first.
  • General parking purchased in advance is variably priced starting at $50 per game, while day of game parking will be $100 for the Michigan game, pending availability.
  • Fans are encouraged to purchase parking passes in advance to not only to benefit from the savings, but to assist in smoother traffic and parking operations by displaying the pass as they approach roads to stadium parking.
  • Fans can purchase up to three advance single-game parking passes per account, per game, pending availability.
  • Fans are asked to please display their parking permit from their rear-view mirror as they enter the traffic pattern. Parking permits will be scanned upon entry into the lots. Patrons should approach their parking lot as directed on the back of their parking permit.
  • In the event game day parking is exhausted, parking is available at the East, Nittany, Eisenhower and HUB parking decks on campus while space is available. In addition, there is parking at the Grange Fairgrounds. Fans should enter through the South or the West to access the campus parking decks.
RV Parking Sold Out; RV Spaces and Weekend Shuttle Available at Grange Park
  • All game day, season RV and Overnight RV, presented by Lerch RV, is sold out for the 2023 season.
  • Fans who do not have a RV parking permit will need to make other arrangements and Penn State Athletics has identified Grange Park as an economical alternative with hook-ups and shuttle service to campus on Friday and Saturday of home football weekends.
  • Fans interested in parking their RV at Grange Park can reserve a spot by calling 814-364-9212.
Guest Services Booths
  • Penn State has guest services booths located inside Beaver Stadium at Gates B, C, E and F on the field level.
  • There also is a guest services booth on the North concourse, two on the South concourse and one in the North upper deck.
  • Fan assistance also is provided by the customer relations staff, by texting the word "Nittany" your issue and location to the phone number 69050, or by calling 1-800-NITTANY.
Postgame One-Way Traffic Pattern in Effect for Approximately 90 Minutes
  • University Police has indicated to Intercollegiate Athletics that the vast majority of pedestrian traffic typically clears the Beaver Stadium area approximately 90 minutes after a game ends.
  • The out-bound one-way traffic pattern will be in effect from the of end of the contest for approximately 90 minutes and fans will be required to leave their lot via the directions for their specific traffic zone. During the vast majority of the game, there is a normal traffic pattern around Beaver Stadium.
  • Once the one-way out-bound traffic pattern ends (approximately 90 minutes after the game), fans will be able to exit their lot and leave the stadium vicinity via any route.
For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and ticket information for the 2023 Penn State Football season presented by PSECU, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit, or call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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