1 Beaver Stadium
University Park, PA 16802
Ticket Info: 1-800-NITTANY (1-800-648-8269)
When Penn State football first began in 1887, games were played on the Old Main lawn. After games had been moved to Beaver Field in 1893 (located in the center of campus) and New Beaver Field in 1909 (located in the west part of campus), the fans coming to the games became too much for a shabby facility. Beaver Stadium was first used in 1960 in a horseshoe shape and had a capacity of 46,284. Named after Governor James A. Beaver, the stadium went through renovations in the late 1960s and 1970s, increasing the capacity to 83,770 by 1980. Lights were added in 1984, and 1991 saw yet another expansion, bringing the number of seats to over 90,000. The last expansion to date occurred in 2001, bringing the current capacity to 107,282, making Beaver Stadium the second-largest stadium in the country (behind Michigan at 109,901). Called “The Greatest Show in College Football,” the best place to spend a Saturday in the third-largest city in Pennsylvania (as it becomes on game days) is Beaver Stadium – also known as the “White House.”
- Gate A opens 2 hours prior to kick-off. Gates B, C, D, and E open 1.5 hours before kick-off.
- No alcohol is permitted in Beaver Stadium. No alcohol is permitted on campus from kick-off until the conclusion of the game.
- No outside food or drink.
- No umbrellas or strollers.
- No banners (unless previously approved).
- No re-entry.
- Bags must be checked at the gate. If a bag is larger than 8-1/2” by 11” by 11,” it will not be permitted inside the stadium.