The No. 24-ranked Youngstown State football team plays host to Butler at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff for the season-opening contest is set for 2 p.m. A full afternoon of actitivies is planned for the game.
Tailgating festivities are set to begin at 8 a.m. in the M-63 and M-70 Lots. Beer will be on sale in both lots beginning at 8 o'clock. Parking in the premium M-71 and M-72 lots is available at that time. Parking in the M-62 Surface Lot (Lincoln Avenue), M-66 Lot and either deck (M-30 and M-60) is just $5.
The Penguins will march through the M-70 Tailgate Lot before the contest on Saturday. YSU is scheduled to walk through the M-70 Tailgate Lot at 10:30 a.m. to greet fans on the way to the stadium.
In the M-70 Tailgate Lot, an AT&T Interactive Fan Display will be open for fans beginning at 11 a.m.
At 12:45 p.m., the YSU Marching Pride, which will be joined by the Bay High School 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.
All fans attending the game will receive a schedule magnet courtesy of Pizza Hut, Chemical Bank and 21 WFMJ.
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 prior to the contest.
During the game, the YSU Women's Tennis team will receive on-field recognition. The Bay High School Marching Band will perform at halftime along with the YSU Marching Pride.
8 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-63 and M-70) open | Parking available in M-62/M-72
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
9 a.m. - Car Coach Display (West Side of Stadium)
10:30 a.m. - TEAM WALK through M-70 Tailgate Lot
11 a.m. - AT&T Interactive Fan Display M-70 Tailgate Lot
12:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
12:30 p.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open
12:45 p.m. - Icebreaker Pre-game Concert (North of Andrews Wellness and Recreation Center)
1 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU Tailgate Show Live from M-70 Lot
1 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
1:40 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
2 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
2:04 p.m. - YSU vs. Butler
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, Bay High School 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.