at Beaver Stadium
A lot more goes on
in Beaver Stadium on the University Park campus on a football
Saturday than is immediately apparent to the average football
fan. Amy Neil, assistant manager of the News Bureau in the Department
of Public Information, and senior advertising/public relations
student Courtney Beisel spent the day at the stadium this past
Saturday and captured some of the other activities that were
going on off the field while the Nittany Lions battled Virginia.
of what they found:
-- Between 100 and
120 volunteers sell roughly 15,000 copies of the Beaver Stadium
Pictorial, the official game day program, at each home game.
-- There are 65
emergency medical technicians, paramedics, physicians, nurses
and nonclinical support on hand for every home football game.
-- There are 52 concession
stands in Beaver Stadium, and the nonprofit groups manning them
receive 13 percent of their concession stand profits.
-- Roughly 40 tons
of trash are collected at the stadium and the surrounding areas
after each home game. About 5 tons, or approximately 13 percent,
of all football waste is recycled.
For larger pictures
of the behind-the-scenes activities, click on the photos below.