Roar Lions Roundtable: If You Could Change One Thing About Beaver Stadium, What Would It Be?

By Matthew Filipovits on May 18, 2020 at 9:08 am
Oct 19, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Fireworks go off inside of Beaver Stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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Beaver Stadium is one of college football's most iconic stadiums, playing host to games that have shaped the landscape of the sport. Even still, there's always the need to update or change things up in order to keep fans coming back.

Our staff sat down and made our picks for what things we would like changed about Beaver Stadium.

Beaver Stadium, but better

Matt Flip: Bring back the old endzones. Beaver Stadium is one of college football's most iconic stadiums but the field is just boring. I get maintenance would be a major pain on a grass field, but it would add some much-needed flair. 

Nick Polak: More concession stands - Listen, I’m only human. I can’t deny the urge to eat chicken fingers and fries while watching a game in Beaver Stadium. But if you want to do so, you either have to accept the fact that you’re going to miss a solid five minutes of of the game, minimum, or you’re going to stand in line for 30 minutes during halftime and probably miss the first drive of the second half. Just add more stands, please.

Craig Fritz: Beer Garden - An option close or in the stadium where people can get great PA beers and meet up with friends before heading to their seats would be a boon to brewers and fans alike. Not everyone has a go-to tailgate. Not everyone wants to carry a 12-pack of Natty Light for two miles. A beer garden could also be great for local musical acts, restaurants, and of course PA's tremendous craft brewers.

Dan Smith: More bathrooms - We all just collectively housed half of the alcohol in the entire state over 3-4 hours at the tailgate. The volume will not let up. We need to meet the demand, and we need to do so as soon as possible.

Matt de Bear: Beer sales. Craig took this to another level, but being able to purchase a cold one at one of Nick's new concession stands would be clutch. Not only would be open up another revenue source for the Athletic Department, but other schools have shown that if it is done properly, it actually lowers alcohol related incidents inside of the stadium. 

What would you change about Beaver Stadium?

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