The No. 8 ranked Youngstown State football team plays host to second-ranked North Dakota State at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday night. Kickoff for the MVFC showdown is set for 7 p.m. A full afternoon of activities is planned for the game.
Tailgating festivities are set to begin at 1 p.m. in the M-63 and M-70 Lots. Beer will be on sale in both lots beginning at 1 p.m. Parking in the premium M-71 and M-72 lots is available at that time for $20. Parking in the M-62 Surface Lot (Lincoln Avenue), M-66 Lot and either deck (M-30 and M-60) is just $5. Passes in both the M-63 and M-70 lots are sold out.
The YSU soccer team takes on UIC in a match at Farmers National Bank Field starting at 2 p.m. Admission for the contest is free.
In the M-63 Tailgate Lot, Trip Wire Band will be in concert beginning at 4 p.m. Also in the M-63 Lot is the YSU Football Alumni's Tailgate Party.
At 5:45 p.m., the YSU Marching Pride will hold their Icebreaker just North of the Andrews Recreation and Wellness Center.
Members of the YSU baseball program will be selling merchandise near the M-63 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 merchandise as well.
All fans attending the game will receive a koozie courtesy of Farmers National Bank, McDonald's and 21 WFMJ.
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 seating on the East Side stands. Tickets on gameday are $20 for reserved seats. The YSU Athletic Ticket Office is open until 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday prior to the contest.
At halftime, members of the 1997 National Championship team and the 1992 National Finalists will be honored.
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
1 p.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-63 and M-70) open | Parking available in M-62/M-72
2 p.m. - YSU Soccer vs. UIC (Free Admission)
3 p.m. - Men's Basketball Open Practice At Beeghly Center
4 p.m. - Trip Wire Band in M-63 Tailgate Lot
4 p.m. - YSU Football Alumni Tailgate Party (M-63 Lot)
4 p.m. - Gia Russa "Taste of Italy" M-70 Tailgate Lot
5:30 p.m. - Barstool Sports Tailgate Party (Cassese's MVR)
5:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
5:30 p.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open/Handicap Parking Available behind East Stands
5:45 p.m. - Icebreaker Pre-game Concert (North of Andrews Wellness and Recreation Center)
6 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU Tailgate Show Live from M-70 Lot
6 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
6:45 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
7 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
7:04 p.m. - YSU vs. North Dakota State
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, 1992 and 1997 YSU Football Teams Honored
Postgame: Fifth-Quarter Call-in Radio Show on 570 WKBN
On Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter fans are encouraged to use #GoGuins and #PenguinNation 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.