The Youngstown State football team plays host to Southern Illinois at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday night in the Penguins' annual Homecoming Game. Kickoff for the contest is set for 6:04 p.m. A full day of activities is planned leading up to the game.
Tailgating festivities are set to begin at noon in the M-63 and M-70 Lots. Beer will be on sale in both lots beginning at noon. Parking in the premium M-71 and M-72 lots is available at that time for $10. Parking in the M-62 Surface Lot (Lincoln Avenue), M-66 Lot and either deck (M-30 and M-60) is just $5.
The YSU soccer team will be in action against Oakland at Farmers National Bank Field in the Covelli Sports Complex at 1 p.m.. Admission for the contest is free.
At 2 p.m., the University's All-Alumni Reunion is set to get underway in the F-55 lot on the corner of Lincoln and Fifth Avenue. Local food trucks and local breweries will have food and beverages available. Local band RDNA will also be performing.
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 2:30 p.m. to greet fans on the way to the stadium (weather permitting).
In the M-63 Tailgate Lot, Guys Without Ties is set to perform at 3 p.m.
At 4 p.m., the Homecoming Parade will be held along Fifth Avenue. Penguins fans are encouraged to lineup along the street early with Fifth Avenue closing around 3:45 p.m.
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 large YSU Stadium Cup courtesy of Lyden Oil, Handel's, Farmers National 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. Student seating is in Section 2. Tickets on gameday are $22 for reserved seats, but only $20 in advance. The YSU Athletic Ticket Office is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. prior to the day of the contest.
At halftime the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced while the YSU Marching Pride is set to perform.
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
Noon - Tailgate Lots (M-63 Rulli Brothers and M-70 Hollywood Gaming/Penguin Club) open | Parking available in M-62/M-72
1 p.m. - Soccer vs. Oakland (Farmers National Bank Field)
2 p.m. - All-Alumni Reunion Tailgate (F-55 Parking Lot on the corner of Lincoln and Fifth)
2:30 p.m. - TEAM WALK through M-70 Tailgate Lot
3 p.m. - Guys Without Ties Band (M-63 Tailgate Lot)
4 p.m. - HOMECOMING PARADE along Fifth Avenue
4:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
4:30 p.m. - North/South Ticket Booths Open (EAST SIDE CLOSED IN 2018))
5 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU Tailgate Show Live from M-70 Lot
5 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
5:40 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
6 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
6:04 p.m. - YSU vs. Southern Illinois
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.