The sixth-ranked Youngstown State football team plays host to Robert Morris at Stambaugh Stadium in their home opener on Saturday. Kickoff for the contest is set for 2 p.m. A full morning and afternoon of actitives are planned for the game.
Tailgating festivities are set to begin at 8 a.m. in the M-63 and M-70 Lots. Beer will be on sale in both lots beginning at 8 o'clock. Parking in the premium M-66, M-71, M-72 lots is available at that time for $20. Parking in the M-62 Surface Lot (Lincoln Avenue) either deck (M-30 and M-60) is just $5.
In the M-63 Tailgate Lot, the PNC Learning Adventure (for ages 4-7) will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Penguin Pack, the official student Fan Club of YSU Athletics, will be hosting their pregame party in the tailgate lot for YSU students as well in the M-63 Lot. Students can join in the fun starting at 10 a.m.
At 11 a.m., the YSU volleyball team will be in action against Akron at the Beeghly Center. Admission to the match is free. It's the first match of three on the day as YSU plays host to the Courtyard Marriott-Canfield Penguin Invitational.
At 12:45 p.m., the YSU Marching Pride, which will be joined by the Austintown Fitch Marching Band, 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 Schedule Magnet giveaway courtesy of 21 WFMJ, Chemical Bank and Pizza Hut. YSU students will get free shirts which can be picked up on the East Side stands in sections 15, 16 and 17.
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.
During the game, the YSU track and field team will be honored for sweeping the 2017 Indoor and Outdoor Horizon League Championships. The Austintown Fitch Marching Band will perform at halftime along with the YSU Marching Pride.
8 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-63 and M-70) open | Parking available in M-62/M-72
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
10 a.m. - Penguin Pack Tailgate in M-63 Tailgate Lot
11 a.m. - PNC Learning Adventure in the M-63 Tailgate Lot
11 a.m. - YSU Volleyball vs. Akron (Beeghly Center)
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
12:45 p.m. - Icebreaker Pre-game Concert (North of Andrews Wellness and Recreation Center)
1 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU Tailgate Show Live from M-70 Lot
1 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
1:40 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show/Flyover by 910th Air Base
2 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
2:04 p.m. - YSU vs. Robert Morris
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, Austintown Fitch Marching Band
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.