Rain forces Penn State to close several grass lot for Saturday game vs. Kent State

  • Some grass fields normally used for parking at Penn State football games will not be open Saturday.
  • The recent rains, and the forecast for more storms, led PSU officials to make the decision.
  • PSU is encouraging fans to carpool, not bring RVs to the game and consider other parking options.

The recent soaking rains, and a forecast featuring more storms, have forced Penn State to make parking changes for Saturday’s football game against Kent State.

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Some grass lots normally used for parking will not be open. Vehicles will be re-directed to other parking lots near Beaver Stadium.

PSU utilizes several intramural fields for football parking. The soggy conditions means vehicular traffic would have the potential to significantly damage the fields with fall intramural sports still in progress for students.

Fans who normally park cars and recreational vehicles in paved lots will be unaffected. Permit holders with a white stripe through their permit have a paved parking space, which will not be impacted by this Saturday’s lot closures.

As of Tuesday, Yellow Lot 12, the Orange Preferred Car, Brown Preferred and Family Friendly lots will be closed on game day.

Also, Penn State will not sell any additional Yellow (game-day) parking for the Kent State game. Fans attending Saturday’s game who do not have a parking permit will not be able to park in the Beaver Stadium parking lots. Several options for fans who do not have a parking permit are listed below.

Penn State officials are monitoring the forecast for the rest of the week, as well as the potential effects of Hurricane Florence, which could lead to additional parking lot closures for Saturday’s game.

Other options: Penn State is asking fans for patience and understanding. Fans are strongly encouraged to carpool and avoid bringing an RV for the Kent State game. The Blue and Orange lots will be closed to RVs.

Fans who don’t have a reserved parking permit for the Kent State game are encouraged to carpool or consider other options to get to Beaver Stadium, including:

CATA Game Day Shuttle (catabus.com).

Parking in the East or Nittany decks on campus and walking or taking CATA Loop.

Uber (drop off and pick up locations near stadium).

Grange Park (car and RV park and ride shuttle provided by Grange. Car parking is $10 per day. The shuttle is a $10 round trip on Saturday. Information at grangefair.com.

To reference a map of the Kent State game day parking areas and all other game day information, including traffic and parking updates, visit GoPSUsports.com/gameday.

Fans can also check for parking updates by clicking on specific lots at a new interactive map, by visiting: GoPSUsports.com/footballmap.

Before traveling to the State College area, fans are encouraged to check for traffic and parking updates. Fans can check GoPSUsports.com, @GoPSUsports on Twitter and local radio stations (1450 AM, 93.7 FM, 970 AM) for updates before kickoff. Fans can follow the Twitter hashtag #PSUparking for further updates.

Kickoff is at noon on Saturday. Available Beaver Stadium parking lots will open at 7 a.m. and all stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.