ESPN College GameDay set will be on HUB Lawn on PSU Campus

Nittany Nation

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) — ESPN’s College GameDay set will be on the HUB Lawn on Penn State’s campus on Friday and Saturday.

This is a new change. Their set was on Old Main last season.

Here are some things to keep in mind throughout the week:

Henderson Drive will be closed starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at approximately 6 p.m for College GameDay vehicles.

  • Rules for Fans standing in the Pit:
  • Fans may begin lining up for access to the pit Saturday at 5:30 a.m. ET, with the pit being open at approximately 6:30 a.m. (no overnight camping).
    • Restrooms are available in the HUB.
  • Fans entering the pit will be screened by security using metal detection wands.
  • No bags, backpacks or purses are permitted.
  • No offensive, vulgar, inappropriate or solicitation signage will be allowed (i.e., no political, religious, or .com, .org, .net signage).
  • No signs or flags on a stick.
  • No pens, pencils, markers or dry erase boards.
  • No food or drinks.
  • Throwing of objects is prohibited.

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  • Students who live on campus are encouraged to walk to the HUB Lawn or take the CATA White or Blue Loop bus and walk from stops on Burrowes Street or the Schlow Library on Beaver Avenue (White) or intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street (Blue).
  • Students who live off campus and State College residents are encouraged to walk to the HUB Lawn or take the CATA bus and walk from the Schlow Library stop on Beaver Avenue.

Students and fans who plan to park near College GameDay location

  • For fans who plan to drive to attend College GameDay, there are three downtown parking garages that are within three blocks of the HUB Lawn that have hourly rates: the Beaver Avenue Garage, the Fraser Street Garage and the Pugh Street Garage. Metered street parking also is available downtown.
  • There are three available parking garages on campus – the HUB Deck, East Deck and Nittany Deck – for fans attending College GameDay Saturday. There is a flat fee of $25 (cash) to park in the University decks on football game day. Parking is available in these decks on Friday for up to two hours for $1 per hour.
  • Additionally, there is a flat fee of $15 (cash) to park in Lot Red A on football game day beginning at 7:30 a.m. (west of North Atherton Street by the Westgate Building).

Fans who plan to park in Beaver Stadium lots and attend GameDay

  • Fans who have a Beaver Stadium parking permit and plan to park in their game day space and then attend College GameDay are encouraged to walk to the HUB Lawn (1.1 miles) or take the CATA White or Blue Loop bus to downtown and walk (2-3 blocks).
  • Fans can pick up the CATA White Loop near the Northbound lane of University Drive, just south of the intersection with Hastings Road and outside Gate D of the Bryce Jordan Center. The White Loop also stops in front of the Intramural Building and makes three more stops as it heads west on Curtin Road. Fans can walk from Schlow Library to Old Main.
  • Fans can pick up the CATA Blue Loop on Curtin Road in front of McCoy Natatorium and Shields Building and walk from the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street to the HUB Lawn.

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