Penn State Announces Beaver Stadium Will Return To Full Capacity This Fall

By Matthew Filipovits on June 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Oct 19, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Fireworks go off inside of Beaver Stadium as the Penn State Blue Band performs the national anthem prior to the game against the Michigan Wolverines. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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~Opening Riff~

Nearly 15 months after the first stay at home orders, the cancelation of spring practice, and the virtual shutdown of day-to-day life in campus, Penn State is taking a major step back towards normalcy. The University announced today that Beaver Stadium will return to full capacity for the 2021 football season. The announcement paves the way for 107,000-plus fans to return to the stands as soon as the September 11 home opener vs. Ball State, as well as the following week's prime time matchup with Auburn, and big games with Indiana and Michigan later in the Big Ten season.

The return of 107,000-plus fans to Beaver Stadium will only further motivate James Franklin's squad as it looks to quickly move beyond an all-around disappointing 2020. Today's news, coupled with the return of on-campus recruiting will also give Franklin and his staff a massive lift as they look to rebound from a disappointing 2021 recruiting class as well. The Nittany Lions have no bigger weapons in their arsenal than getting prospects on campus, and the unrivaled atmosphere of a packed Beaver Stadium.

Season ticket holders will begin receiving information about 2021 donations as soon as next week.

Here's to making a lot more moments like this in the near future, with about 107,000 of our closest friends.

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