The Penn State Nittany Lions football program is one America's strongest college football traditions. With national championships, conference titles, and many undefeated seasons, the Nittany Lions begin every season with very real national title hopes. Ex-Head Coach Joe Paterno established himself as one of the very best most successful coaches in college sports, with the most wins, bowl games, and undefeated seasons in Division IA (FBS) history. A home game at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania is the ultimate college football experience, taking school spirit to a new level. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Penn State Nittany Lions football tickets.
2016 Penn State Season Preview
The first season of James Franklin’s tenure as the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions finished just off the mark. A 2 overtime loss to Ohio State kept Penn State from having a signature win, and set off thoughts of what might have been. The Nittany Lions enter 2015 with possibly the nation’s front runner for the Heisman Trophy in Christian Hackenberg and an offense headlined by upperclassmen. Look for Hackenberg to continue to distinguish himself in his senior year, and for the Nittany Lions offense to be among the best units in the Big Ten. The big question for James Franklin’s squad in 2015 will be Penn State’s defense. Headlined by seniors Anthony Zettel and Jordan Lucas, Penn State’s defense will need to make big strides to put the team in the hunt for the Big Ten title this season. Key road games for Penn State in 2015 will be at Ohio State, and at Michigan State.
Check out our Penn State Nittany Lions Season Preview History page for previews of previous Nittany Lions seasons.
Penn State Nittany Lions Football at Beaver Stadium Address: 1 Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania, 16802
The Penn State Nittany Lions play their home games at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. It's the 3rd largest stadium in America and the 5th largest worldwide. ESPN has declared the stadium to have “The Best Student Section in the Nation” and ranked it number 5 in the top ten list of “Scariest Places to Play”. Watching a Penn State Nittany Lions game at Beaver Stadium is an experience rich in passion and tradition that truly defines college football. The Penn State Nittany Lions home bench is on the Beaver Stadium sideline with sections EA-EJ. Beaver Stadium parking information is covered in our Nittany Lions event guide.
Beaver Stadium Experience
Penn State vs. Ohio State
This is a new rivalry formed by the Big Ten’s addition of Penn State as the second rival, in addition to Ohio State. OSU has the lead in this series, and the 2000s had a great coaching matchup between Joe Paterno and Jim Tressel. Both coaches are no longer with the programs, and both are coming back after suspensions from the NCAA they hope to put behind them with big wins in this series.
Penn State vs. Michigan State
The battle for the Land Grant Trophy has been an even one over the years, and has included a team ranked in the top 10 in the country nine times. This has been quite the offensive affair since the reintroduction of the game in 1993, with the winning team scoring over 40 points almost ten times. Watch for this rivalry to grow over the upcoming years.
Penn State in the College Football Playoff, Bowl Games, and Big Ten Championship
The Penn State Nittany Lions have one of the most illustrious histories in big games, including multiple National Championship victories. Their bowl history, however, is much more decked. Appearing in over an incredible 40 bowl games in the school’s history, Penn State has racked up 20 plus wins including wins in ten of their last 15. Penn State won three Big Ten Conference Championships during ’93, ’05 and ’08 seasons. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Big Ten Conference Championship Game.
Penn State Nittany Lions Event Guide
Does my child need a ticket for a Penn State home football game?
Yes, everyone attending a game at Beaver Stadium must have a ticket to enter.
What items am I not allowed to bring into Beaver Stadium for a Penn State game?
The list of prohibited items include: alcoholic beverages, backpacks, large bags, banners, food, artificial noisemakers, pets, strollers, umbrellas, weapons, or video cameras.
Where are the best places to visit in State College prior to a Penn State home game?
Grab breakfast at the Waffle Shop in State College. Visit the PSU All-Sports Museum just prior to kickoff. Grab a postgame beer at the American Ale House & Grill. Top of your day in Happy Valley with some ice cream from the Berkey Creamery.