UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Student Section sold out more than 21,200 tickets, highlighted by an eight-minute sellout of the sophomore allotment. The sophomore and freshmen combined to sell out their allotments in 25 minutes. The student section has consistently sold out for four decades, showing the passion and dedication of Penn State students year-in and year-out.
"Our student section is unrivaled! We have the No. 1 student section in the country for a reason and this week's sell out is just another example," head coach James Franklin said. "To have more than 21,000 students packing that end zone and supporting our guys is a true home field advantage. We expect to hear from the rest of the Nittany Nation and see 107K strong at each of our family reunions this season."
More than 21,200 student football season tickets were sold to become part of what ESPN The Magazine called "The Nation's No. 1 Student Section." The Nittany Lions will host a home schedule that includes four Big Ten opponents -- Rutgers (Sept. 19, 8 p.m.), Indiana (Oct. 10 - Homecoming, noon), Illinois (Oct. 31) and Michigan (Nov. 21 - Senior Day). Penn State also hosts Buffalo (Sept. 12, noon), San Diego State (Sept. 26) and Army West Point (Oct. 3) in non-conference play.
"We are so appreciative of the overwhelming interest in our student season tickets, our students truly get all the credit for being such dedicated fans," Jeff Garner, Assistant Athletics Director for Ticketing Sales and Service, said. "For those that did not secure season tickets, the Student TicketExchange is a great way to join their classmates in Beaver Stadium this fall."
For students who were not able to purchase season tickets during the sale, Student TicketExchange will be available throughout the season for home games. More information will be posted to Student Central (www.GoPSUsports.com/studentcentral). Student ticket away game information will also be released closer to the season.
The Nittany Lions open the 2015 campaign on the road against Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Season tickets for the 2015 campaign are on sale, with more than 3,500 new season tickets having been sold. For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2015 season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit PSUnrivaled.com, call 1-800-NITTANY or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m-6 p.m.