Ticket renewals for Penn State football started Monday — and early birds received an unwanted surprise.
For the first time since 2009, the cost of season football tickets has increased. Season tickets for all seats in Beaver Stadium will now cost an additional $35, or $5 per game.
Those aren’t the only increases fans can expect either for 2018.
Although season parking passes for cars and buses — along with advance single-game parking — will remain the same, parking purchased on game day will rise to $60. Overnight RV season parking permits will also rise by $200 for those arriving on Friday and will now cost $1,000.
Overnight RV parking for those arriving Thursday will remain at $1,400 for a season permit. But Saturday arrival will also no longer be offered.
According to the university, information on student tickets and single-game public tickets will be announced early next year.
“The decisions we make come with careful deliberation about the potential impact on our loyal fans and community and the conditions for success they create for our student-athletes,” athletic director Sandy Barbour said in a news release.
The 2018 home games for the Nittany Lions include Appalachian State (Sept. 1), Kent State (Sept. 15), Ohio State (Sept. 29), Michigan State (Oct. 13), Iowa (Oct. 27), Wisconsin (Nov. 10) and Maryland (Nov. 24).
To purchase season tickets, go to gopsusports.com/myticketportal.
PSU-Maryland game to start at 3:30 p.m. or 3:45 p.m.: Penn State’s regular-season finale has a kick time set.
The Nittany Lions face Maryland at either 3:30 or 3:45 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.
The time was announced Monday afternoon, but network information will be released at a time no later than Sunday. It’ll be aired on either ABC, ESPN or Big Ten Network.
As Big Ten East Division members, Penn State and Maryland have squared off every season since the Terrapins joined the conference in 2014. The Nittany Lions are 2-1 in that span, most recently beating Maryland 38-14 at Beaver Stadium last season.
Penn State, which is 12-1 historically in College Park, hosts Nebraska before heading to Maryland. The Nittany Lions and Cornhuskers kick at 4 p.m. on Saturday.