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Penn State Blue White Football Game 2019

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 

Where: Beaver Stadium

To Get the Official Central PA Visitor Guide: Click Here 

Roar for the Nittany Lions as they give an exhibition of the upcoming season. This informal Penn State Football reunion is complete with a tailgating atmosphere, local craft and food vendors, and activities lasting all weekend. Come join the fun and root for your favorite team! 

The event is a favorite of Penn Staters looking to finally escape the cold of winter and enjoy their Nittany Lions for the conclusion of spring practice. Attendance for the game often ranges between 60,000-80,000. It is important to check on the weather forecast before leaving your home to pack accordingly.

Parking and Pre-Game Festivities:

Parking for the game will be free for season ticket holders who received the pass with their previous season tickets. Those without previous year season tickets will be charged $20 per car. Fans are asked to display those passes before entering the lots. 

Those fans with overnight recreational vehicles (ORV) passes from the previous season will be charged $60 for Friday overnight parking. While those without ORV passes, but looking to park in the overnight RV's will be charged $100. Overnight RV parking will open up at 8 AM the day before. Those fans looking to come in on Saturday, but have their RV pass from the previous season, will be admittedly free of charge. Those without the previous season RV pass will be charged $40. 

Day of game parking will open up at 8 AM and will be cash only. Fans can also purchase parking before Friday, April 20th by visiting the Bryce Jordan Center

The Blue-White Family Fun Zone opens up to fans from 9 AM-11 AM.  A variety of activities including live entertainment, games, giveaways and more will be available. This event is free and open to the public.

Check out the Fan Festival happening along Curtin Road starting at 9 AM-1 PM. You should expect to find a variety of food vendors, games, sponsor booths and activities. The team bus will arrive shortly later.

There will be a new A11-Stars Game featuring the nation's top 8th grade prospects starting at 10 AM. This game is open and free to attend. The participants will be practicing on campus during the week leading up to the game in Beaver Stadium.  

Make sure to stop by the Penn State All-Sports Museum from Noon-2 PM for some fun children friendly activities. 

Before the game bring your favorite piece of memorabilia to a pre-game autograph session from 12:15-1:05 PM with members of the Nittany Lion team. Please arrive with time to spare as there is often a line. (limited one item per person). 

Stadium gates will open up 90 minutes prior to kickoff to allow fans to get in, purchase food and find a general admission seat. 

Tailgating:

There are few places as fun and unique experience to enjoy a cold drink and burger than outside of Beaver Stadium. The tailgating grounds form a ring around the stadium. To get more info visit our tailgating article.

The Blue-White Game:

The annual spring game is the last of 15 organized practices for the football program during the spring semester and the first opportunity for Nittany Lion fans to see how the team is coming along. With admission to the stadium being complimentary, Blue-White weekend is an excellent opportunity to introduce your family to the brand and atmosphere of Penn State Football. 

We advise visitors to get inside the stadium 45 minutes to an hour before kick-off to provide adequate time for getting through security, finding a seat (as this is a general admission event) and purchasing food.

After the Game:

Get your Penn State gear at one of several area stores including the Family ClotheslineKozees Sports EmporiumLions PrideStudent Book Store or others. 

Following the game head out for some delicious dinner or fun nightlife options. Our Central PA Tasting Trail provides a bit of both in just one stop. 

Make sure that you save some energy because Sunday is the annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run benefitting the Special Olympics Pennsylvania chapter. Participants will be able to finish their walk or run at the 50 yard line of Beaver Stadium. 

To get your Blue-White game weekend started request a Central PA Visitors Guide to find all the best restaurants, lodging, attractions and so much more. You better get your lodging booked, because it goes fast for this annual favorite. 

To find out what else is going on before or after the game visit our calendar of events

If you'd like to stay in the loop with the Blue-White game and other activities in the region follow our Visit Penn State Facebook page