September's Penn State-Ohio State ticket to be most expensive in Beaver Stadium history

(Allentown) Morning Call (TNS)
  • Penn State announced pricing for 2018 single-game tickets on Tuesday.
  • The most expensive ticket will be $225 for the Ohio State game at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 29.
  • That becomes the most expensive football ticket in Beaver Stadium history.

Penn State’s priciest ticket for its September game against Ohio State will cost $225, the most expensive football seat in Beaver Stadium history.

Penn State on Tuesday announced pricing for public single-game football tickets, with the Saturday, Sept. 29, game against the Buckeyes topping the list. Prices range from $110 to $225, with the best seats commanding the highest cost since Penn State switched to a variable-pricing model in 2014.

In this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, Penn State coach James Franklin, right, shows Ohio State coach Urban Meyer the student section of Beaver Stadium before a college football game in State College, Pa. Franklin's Nittany Lions will face Meyer's Buckeye on Saturday, Sept. 29, this season.  The most expensive ticket for that game is a record $225. AP FILE PHOTO

The model sets ticket prices based on per-game demand. Penn State’s pricing does not reflect the secondary market, where Penn State-Ohio State tickets will cost even more in September.

Penn State and Ohio State have played thrillers in three of the past four years, with all of those games helping to decide the Big Ten champion.

In 2016, Penn State scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter of a 24-21 victory. Last year the Buckeyes rallied, outscoring Penn State 19-3 in the fourth quarter for a 39-38 victory.

Penn State already has announced that the Ohio State game will mark the 2018 ‘Whiteout,’ further driving demand.

Prior to this year, these were Penn State’s most expensive single-game ticket prices, based on its variable-pricing model.

2014: Ohio State ($200)

2015: Rutgers and Michigan ($200)

2016: Ohio State ($200)

It’s also possible that Penn State-Ohio State tickets might not be available to the public. Last year, Penn State did not make pubic single-game tickets available for the Pitt and Michigan games, because of high demand for season tickets and among Nittany Lion Club members.

Penn State on Tuesday announced that it expects to sell out its 2018 season-ticket supply within the next 10 days. Penn State has sold more than 6,100 new season tickets for 2018.

Single-game 2018 ticket prices range from $40-$205 for Penn State’s other six home games. Here’s a breakdown. Check out Penn State’s 2018 seating chart for more details.

Sept. 1: Appalachian State ($40-$135)

Sept. 15: Kent State ($40-$140)

Oct 13: Michigan State ($80-$175)

Oct. 27: Iowa ($75-$170)

Nov. 10: Wisconsin ($105-$205)

Nov. 24: Maryland ($65-$155)

Members of Penn State’s Nittany Lion Club can buy single-game tickets starting May 15. Public sales will begin June 26.

Last year, Penn State raised season-ticket prices $5 per game, the first increase since 2009. Penn State also has raised student season-ticket prices $2 per game.

In addition, Penn State will increase parking prices from $40 to $60 for those paying cash on gamedays. Parking passes purchased in advance will remain $20.