Football and Blue-White Updates

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With the 2016 football season fast approaching, it's time to start planning your trips back to Happy Valley to watch our Nittany Lions pave the way to victory and to reconnect with alumni you may not have seen in years. Check out the schedule, grab your tickets and comment below to let us know which games you plan on attending. With alumni support, we would love to plan a tailgate or two.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for April 22, 2017! That's the date that Penn State has set for Blue-White weekend, a date that has emerged as a harbinger of spring, an unofficial spring reunion, and the celebration of a new year of football.

This past year's Blue weekend included the Bryce Jordan Center hosting Luke Bryan and Bruce Springsteen concerts. The day after the spring football game, an estimated 3,000 participants in the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run raised more than $425,000 for Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

In addition to an estimated 65,000 fans attending the Blue-White football game, the Penn State softball program saw its first two sellouts at Beard Field (1,100+) and men’s lacrosse team broke its facility attendance record with a crowd of 2,708.

“Blue-White Weekend is a tremendous illustration of the Penn State community coming together all across campus,” said Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour. “Blue-White is a great example of Athletics serving as a conduit for our Penn State family connectedness.”

But all this togetherness comes at a cost... Penn State reports an excess of $500,000 to ensure an enjoyable, safe and successful game day. Facility preparations, security, traffic/parking, game day staffing and portable lighting and toilets are among the areas of greatest expense.

In light of this, the changes can be found by clicking HERE.