The Youngstown State football team will play host to its first FCS playoff game in a decade on Saturday when the Penguins take on Samford. Kickoff for the contest at Stambaugh Stadium is set for 5:05 p.m.
Also on Saturday at YSU, the men's basketball team will be in action at noon against Canisius at the Beeghly Center. All parking for the YSU basketball game is in the M-60 deck just off Fifth Avenue.
Tailgating festivities are set to begin bright and early at 11 a.m. Beer will be on sale in both lots start at that time. Parking in the M-62, M-71, M-72 and decks (M-30 and M-60) is available for $5.
YSU students are reminded that seating for the contest is in Section 7 on the West side of Stambaugh Stadium. There is no seating in the usual YSU student section at midfileld on the East side of the Stadium, which is located directly behind the Samford bench, per NCAA regulations.
Tickets are available for the contest on Friday from 9-6 p.m. by calling or visiting the YSU Athletics Ticket Office and on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Online sales are available all day Friday.
YSU students can purchase tickets for $5 for the YSU Athletic Ticket Office on Friday and Saturday. Free student tickets are still available at the YSU Bookstore on Saturday starting at noon.
Tickets on Friday are $15 and on gameday prices increase to $18 for reserved seats. Tailgate parking passes are also available for $25.
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
11 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-63 and M-70) open | Parking available in M-62/M-72
Noon - YSU Men's Basketball vs. Canisius (Beeghly Center)
3:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
3:30 p.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open/Handicap Parking Available behind East Stands
3:45 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride "Ice Breaker" North of the Andrews Wellness Center
4 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-70 Lot
4 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
4:47 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
5 p.m. - Tailgate Lots Closes
5:05 p.m. - YSU vs. Samford
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride
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.