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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Penn State Newswire Extra

Behind the scenes
at Beaver Stadium

November 9, 2002

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.

Here’s some 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.

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Last updated November 11, 2002.