It's Homecoming on Saturday as the 14th-ranked Youngstown State football team plays host to Indiana State at Stambaugh Stadium. Kickoff for the Missouri Valley Football Conference contest is set for 4 p.m.
Tailgating festivities a set to begin at 10 a.m. Beer will be on sale in both lots start at 10 o'clock. Parking in the M-62, M-71, M-72 and decks (M-30 and M-60) will be available at that time for $5.
Fans are reminded that the tailgate lots have a new number designation. The upper, M-70 Lot, was formerly the M-24 Lot while the lower Rulli Bros Tailgate lot, M-63, was formerly the M-7.
In the M-63 Tailgate Lot, the Trip Wire Band is set to perform in the lot starting at 1 p.m. as well. The Penguin Pack will be hosting their pregame party in the tailgate lot for YSU students as well.
At 2 p.m. the YSU volleyball team will be in action against Valparaiso at the Beeghly Center. Admission to the match is free.
Also at 2 p.m. is the annual Homecoming Parade along Fifth Avenue. Fans are reminded that Fifth Avenue will be closed from 1:50-2:30 p.m. and to plan your travel to campus accordingly.
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 "Y" Powerband wristbands and magnets.
All fans attending the game will receive a stadium plastic cup courtesy of Handel's, Lyden Oil and WFMJ TV-21.
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.
On Friday, the YSU swimming and diving team will compete agianst Niagara at 5 p.m. while the volleyball team entertains Wright State at 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
10 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-63 and M-70) open | Parking available in M-62/M-72
1 p.m. - Trip Wire Band Live in the M-63 Tailgate Lot
2 p.m. - YSU Volleyball vs. Valparaiso (Beeghly Center)
2 p.m. - Homecoming Parade (Fifth Avenue)
2:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
2:30 p.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open/Handicap Parking Available behind East Stands
3 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-70 Lot
3 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
3:40 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
4 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
4:04 p.m. - YSU vs. Indiana State
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, Homecoming King & Queen Announcement
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.