The fifth-ranked Youngstown State football team plays host to No. 4 South Dakota State at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday night. Kickoff for the MVFC opening contest is set for 7 p.m. A full afternoon of actitives is planned for the game.
Tailgating festivities are set to begin at 1 p.m. in the M-63 and M-70 Lots. Beer will be on sale in both lots beginning at 1 p.m. Parking in the premium M-71 and M-72 lots is available at that time for $20. Parking in the M-62 Surface Lot (Lincoln Avenue), M-66 Lot and either deck (M-30 and M-60) is just $5.
In the M-63 Tailgate Lot, The Syndicate Band will be in concert beginning at 4 p.m. in the M-63 Lot.
The YSU volleyball team takes on IUPUI in a match at the Beeghly Center starting at 4 p.m. Admission for the contest is free.
At 5:45 p.m., the YSU Marching Pride, which will be joined by the Jefferson (Pa.) 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 mouse pad courtesy of Greenwood Chevrolet, Hill Barth & King and 21 WFMJ. 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 Family of the Year, Sam and Caryn Covelli and Hometown Pharmacy will receive on-field recognition. The Jefferson (Pa.) Marching Band will perform at halftime along with the YSU Marching Pride.
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
Noon - Car Coach Display (West Side of Stadium)
1 p.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-63 and M-70) open | Parking available in M-62/M-72
4 p.m. - The Syndicate Band in M-63 Tailgate Lot
4 p.m. - YSU Volleyball vs. IUPUI
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
5:45 p.m. - Icebreaker Pre-game Concert (North of Andrews Wellness and Recreation Center)
6 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU Tailgate Show Live from M-70 Lot
6 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
6:40 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
7 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
7:04 p.m. - YSU vs. South Dakota State
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, Jefferson (Pa.) 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.