The Youngstown State football team plays host to Duquesne at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It will be a busy and enjoyable day for fans prior to the contest which kicks off at 2 p.m.
Tailgating festivities are set to begin at 8 a.m. in the M-63, the M-70 and the M-82 Tailgote Lots. Beer will be on sale in all tailgate lots beginning at 8 o'clock. Parking in the premium M-72 lot 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.
On Saturday, the State Farm Kids Day will be hosted in the M-63 Lot beginning at 11 a.m. Also starting at 11 o'clock in the M-63 Lot the Second Avenue Project band will be performing.
Members of the YSU baseball program will be selling merchandise on Veterans Plaza outside the stadium 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 Water Bottler courtesy of Compco, Mercy Health and 21 WFMJ. A t-shirt giveaway for YSU Students will be on the East Side of the Stadium.
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. 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.
8 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-63 Rulli Brothers, M-82 Penguin Club/Taylor Kia Tailgate Lot and the M-70 Hollywood Gaming/Penguin Club) open | Parking available in M-60/M-62
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
10:40 a.m. - YSU Team Walk-Thru M-70 Tailgate Lot
11 a.m. - State Farm Kids Day (M-63 Lot)
11 a.m. - Second Avenue Project Band (M-63 Lot)
12:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
12:30 p.m. - North/South Ticket Booths Open
12:45 p.m. - YSU Icebreakers Concert (Just south of Stambaugh Stadium)
1 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU Tailgate Show Live from M-70 Tailgate Lot
1 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
1:45 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
2 p.m. - Tailgate Lots Close
2:05 p.m. - YSU vs. Duquesne Kickoff
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, Hubbard High School Marching Band
Postgame: Fifth-Quarter Call-in Radio Show on 570 WKBN
On Instagram and Twitter fans are encouraged to use #GoGuins, #GritU 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.