Penn State ties 'Whiteout' game vs. Ohio State to new four-game ticket plan

Of The Morning Call

If you want to see Penn State's 'Whiteout' game this year, you'll have to be a season-ticket holder, buy a new ticket package or head to the secondary market.

Penn State is offering a new four-game ticket plan, priced from $240-$600, that features three of its most popular home games, including the Oct. 25 prime-time meeting with Ohio State.

Penn State says that it does not plan to sell public single-game tickets to the Ohio State game. Single-game tickets will be available only to Nittany Lion Club members.

As a result, to get a seat in Beaver Stadium that night, fans will have to purchase season tickets or the four-game plan. Or hit the ticket-resale market.

In addition to the Ohio State game, the four-game package includes the home-opener against Akron, the inaugural Big Ten game against Maryland and the season-finale against Michigan State.

Penn State priced the ticket package according to its variable-pricing structure, which went into effect this year. Rates are discounted over single-game prices, said Jeff Garner, assistant athletic director for ticketing sales and service.

Garner added that season-tickets holders still receive the largest price breaks. A Penn State season ticket costs $385 (minus contributions) for the third consecutive year.

Here's a look at the cost breakdown of the four-game plan in comparison with single-game seats.


Package price

Single-game price










South Upper Deck






North Upper Deck



When it announced the variable-pricing format, Penn State said that single-game ticketes for Ohio State would range from $100-$200, depending on seat location. Now, single-game buyers will be headed elsewhere. And it might get expensive.

According to ticket reseller Vivid Seats, prices for the Penn State-Ohio State game currently range from $125 to $966.

The four-game package will be available at 10 a.m. July 15 by calling 1-800-NITTANY. Garner said an online purchasing option should be available soon.

In addition, single-game tickets for Penn State's other home games go on sale July 15 as well. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 1-800-NITTANY.




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