A spectacular forecast and day of activities awaits on Saturday as the Youngstown State football team plays its final non-conference contest of the season against Saint Francis. Kickoff for the tilt between the Penguins and Red Flash is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Tailgating lots (M-24 and M-7) will open at 1 p.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.
At 4 p.m., the action picks up in the Rulli Bros M-7 Tailgate lot. TripWire Tailgate Band is set to play from four o'clock until the lot closes at 7 p.m. Also, the final State Farm Kids Day will begin in the lot at 4 p.m.
The YSU football team will make its tailgate walk at approximately 4:35 p.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.
On the hill just south of the Stadium, the YSU Marching Pride and Jefferson High School Band will hold their pregame "Icebreakers" concert.
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 Water Bottle courtesy of WKBN 27 First News, McDonald's and Farmers National Bank.
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.
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
1 p.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-24 and M-7) open | Parking available in M-26/M-27
4 p.m. - State Farm Kids Day (M-7 Rulli Bros Tailgate Lot)
4 p.m. - TripWire Tailgate Band (M-7 Rulli Bros Tailgate Lot)
4:35 p.m. - YSU Football "Team Walk" Through M-24 Tailgate Lot
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
5:30 p.m. - YSU Alumni Dinner "Gym C"
5:45 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride "Icebreakers"
6 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-24 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
7:05 p.m. - YSU vs. Saint Francis (Pa.)
End of First Quarter: Horizon League Champion Baseball Team honored
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, Jefferson High School Band
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.