Youngstown State football fans have been some of the most loyal in the Football Championship Subdivision and just for renewing or purchasing season tickets for the 2012 campaign, one lucky fan and a companion will get the chance to travel with the Penguins on a road trip this season as part of the official team party.
The Athletic Department announced that all individuals who renew or buy season tickets prior to June 29 will be entered into a drawing to travel with the Penguins to either the Oct. 6 contest at North Dakota State, the Oct. 27 tilt at South Dakota State or the Nov. 10 game at Western Illinois.
The winner will be allowed to bring one companion and YSU will cover the expense of the flight, hotel room, on-site transportation and game ticket. The only thing not covered is meals during the trip. All three games are afternoon starts and the team will charter back to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport immediately following the game.
Season-ticket prices for the 2012 campaign are $84 for reserved seats and $60 for general admission. Reserved seats are in sections two through six on the west stands and 14-18 in the east stands. General admission seats are located in sections 1 and 7 of the west stands.
YSU plays host to Valparaiso, Albany, UNI, Southern Illinois, South Dakota and Indiana State at Stambaugh Stadium this fall.
The drawing will be held the week of July 2 allowing fans to renew their tickets between now and the end of June. The winner will be notified soon after.
Last year, two lucky fans traveled with the Penguins to North Dakota State to get an inside look at the coaches, players and staff on a road trip. YSU knocked off the top-ranked, and eventual National Champion, Bison 27-24 in November.
Season-ticket holders have already been sent renewals via mail. To purchase season tickets contact the YSU Athletic Ticket office at (330) 941-1978.