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Penn State football increasing prices for season tickets, parking

| Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Penn State fans take in the game during the first half against  Rutgers on Nov. 11, 2017, at Beaver Stadium.
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Penn State fans take in the game during the first half against Rutgers on Nov. 11, 2017, at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State will increase football season-ticket prices $5 per game in 2018 and double the amount charged for day-of-game parking passes at Beaver Stadium.

Prices for season-ticket holders will increase $35 for next year's seven-game ticket package to $420, the athletic department announced. The 9 percent price increase is the first since 2009. Required donation levels will remain the same for season-ticket holders, Penn State said.

In addition, Penn State will charge fans without parking passes $60 to park in the Beaver Stadium lots. Fans who do not buy passes in advance currently pay $40 to park.

The surcharge is designed to prompt fans to pre-purchase single-game parking passes, which will remain at $20.

For those who drive RVs to games, the price for a season overnight parking permit will increase to $1,000. That marks a $200 increase.

Penn State's average attendance this season is 106,704, a 6 percent increase over 2016, and is on pace for the highest average attendance since 2009. Penn State's home finale is Saturday against Nebraska.

“The investment of resources, time and passion our season ticket holders make in our program and the atmosphere they create in Beaver Stadium are unrivaled,” Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said in a statement. “The decisions we make come with careful deliberation about the potential impact on our loyal fans and community and the conditions for success they create for our student-athletes.”

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