The Youngstown State football team plays host to Valparaiso at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff for the contest is set for 2:05 p.m. A full morning and afternoon of activities 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 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 10:30 a.m. to greet fans on the way to the stadium.
In the M-63 Tailgate Lot, the annual State Farm Kids Day begins at 11 a.m. for all fans. The 2nd Avenue Project Band will also be in the M-63 Lot and start playing at 11 a.m. In the M-70 Tailgate Lot, the Gia Russa "Taste of Italy" feast will start. It's free to all YSU fans.
At 12:45 p.m., the YSU Marching Pride, which will be joined by the Lakeview 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 YSU ruler courtesy of Compco, HBK 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.
The Lakeview 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
10:30 a.m. - TEAM WALK through M-70 Tailgate Lot
11 a.m. - State Farm Kids Day M-63 Tailgate Lot
11 a.m. - 2nd Avenue Project Band M-63 Tailgate Lot
11 a.m. - AT&T Interactive Display M-63 Tailgate Lot
11 a.m. - Gia Russa "Taste of Italy" M-70 Tailgate Lot
12:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
12:30 p.m. - North/South Ticket Booths Open (EAST SIDE CLOSED IN 2018))
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
2:05 p.m. - YSU vs. Valparaiso
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, Lakeview 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.