New law prohibits smoking in Beaver Stadium

University Park, Pa. -- In accordance with Pennsylvania State Law, smoking is no longer permitted inside the perimeter fence of Beaver Stadium. The law, the Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA), enacted in 2008, names the Department of Health as the Commonwealth agency responsible for implementing the regulations through education and enforcement. Beginning with Blue White Weekend on Friday, April 24, Penn State will undertake a new campaign to educate stadium patrons and comply with this legislation

Until this new law, smoking was permitted only at grade level outside of buildings at Beaver Stadium. Now, stadium rules have been adjusted to meet the law.  Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the facility.

Penn State is stepping up education through increased signage and enforcement efforts. Patrons who violate the law by smoking, but who follow the instructions of stadium staff will be issued a warning for first offenses. If violators fail to comply with the instructions of stadium staff, they will be removed from the stadium. A second failure to comply with this law will result in removal from the stadium and ultimately may result in loss of ticket privileges.

Beaver Stadium Credit: Annemarie Mountz / Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated November 18, 2010