The Youngstown State football team plays its first 2 p.m. contest at Stambaugh Stadium this season as the Penguins play host to South Dakota on Saturday.
Tailgating lots (M-24 and M-7) will open at bright and early at 8 a.m. Beer will be on sale in both lots at that time and fans will be allowed in to start their tailgating festivities. Parking in the M-26, M-27 and decks will be available at that time for $5. A limited number of M-7 Parking permits will be available at the booth upon entering the lot.
The morning starts with the Athletics Hall of Fame Enshirnement ceremony at Kilcawley Center. Breakfast is set for 9:30 a.m. followed by the ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
The YSU football team will make its tailgate walk at approximately 11:35 a.m. through the M-24 Lot. Fans are encouraged to lineup and greet the team as it heads towards the stadium. Members of the YSU Marching Pride will join the walk across Fifth Avenue, through the M-24 Lot, and then back over to Stambaugh Stadium.
The pre-game "Icebreakers" concert will be on the hill by the Andrews Wellness and Recreation Center at 1 p.m.
Members of the YSU baseball program will be selling merchandise near the M-24 Lot and then at the game on the West Stands Concourse. The program will be accepting credit cards for purchases. The women's golf team will be selling YSU "Y" Powerband wristbands and magnets as well.
All fans attending the game will receive a Team Photo courtesy of West Coast Chill, Valley Care and WBCB "The Valley's CW".
During the game members of the softball team will be selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets.
As always, YSU students are admitted free with a valid student ID with sweet seating on the East Side stands. Tickets on gameday are $19 for reserved seats and $15 for general admission. The YSU Athletic Ticket Office is open until 6 p.m. on Friday.
For those individuals who cannot make Saturday's game can follow the game via LIVE STATS | LIVE AUDIO | LIVE VIDEO. Video is available for $11.95 while stats and audio are free. The contest is also available to fans on Watch ESPN.
Following the game, the YSU volleyball team plays host to Valparaiso at the Beeghly Center. First serve is set for 5 p.m. and admission is free.
8 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
8 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-24 and M-7) open | Parking available in M-26/M-27
9:30 a.m. - Hall of Fame Breakfast (Kilcawley Center)
11:35 p.m. - YSU Football "Team Walk" Through M-24 Tailgate Lot
12:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
12:30 p.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open/Handicap Parking Available behind East Stands
12:30 p.m. - YSU Alumni Dinner "Gym C"
1 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride "Icebreakers"
1 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-24 Lot
2 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
1:45 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
2 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
2:05 p.m. - YSU vs. South Dakota
5 p.m. - YSU Volleyball vs. Valparaiso
Halftime: Hall of Fame Inductees, YSU Marching Pride
Postgame: Fifth-Quarter Call-in Radio Show on 570 WKBN
Game rebroadcast televised on MyYTV at 9 p.m. on Saturday and again at noon on Sunday on Channel 13 and 108 on Armstrong Cable and Channel 247 on Time Warner Cable.
On Instgram and Twitter fans are encouraged to use #GoGuins when posting photos, videos or tweets. If you need assistance in the tailgate lot contact YSU Police @YSUpolice on twitter or call (330) 941-3527.
Fan Services and credit card sales are available on at the YSU Athletic Ticket Office inside Stambaugh Stadium. Visiting team will call is located behind the East stands.