The Youngstown State football team plays host to South Dakota at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday night. A special part of the evening is the recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the 1993 National Championship team. 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 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).
Members of the YSU Football Alumni will be holding their pregame Tailgate Blast beginning at 3 p.m. down in the M-63 Tailgate Lot. Also in the M-63 Lot, the East 9th Band will be performing beginning at 3 p.m.
The YSU volleyball team will be in action against Oakland at the Beeghly Center at 4 p.m. Admission for the contest is free.
After a week off for Homecoming, the YSU Marching Pride will hold its pregame Icebreaker pep rally session at 4:45 p.m. just north for the Andrews Wellness and Recreation 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 set of YSU Playing Cards courtesy of Mercy Health, Allstate: Nolfi 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.
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
2:30 p.m. - TEAM WALK through M-70 Tailgate Lot
3 p.m. - East 9th Band (M-63 Lot)
3 p.m.- YSU Football Alumni Tailgate Blast
4 p.m. - Volleyball vs. Oakland (Beeghly Center)
4:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
4:30 p.m. - North/South Ticket Booths Open (EAST SIDE CLOSED IN 2018)
4:45 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Icebreaker concert North of the Rec Center
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. South Dakota
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, 1993 National Championship team salute
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.