Penguin Football Parking and Tailgating


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For fans arriving early, approximately 1.5-3 hours prior to kick-off, suggested parking is the M-2 Deck located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. Approximately 1.5 hours prior to kick-off, available parking will be in the M-1 Deck on Wick Avenue between University Plaza and Lincoln Avenue.

YSU parking services and WRTA will offer shuttle service to all fans beginning 90 minutes prior to kick-off. The shuttle will depart every 15 minutes from the M-1 Parking Deck and M-26 tailgate lot and take fans to Gate C of Stambaugh Stadium. Return service will begin half-way through the fourth quarter and run up to one hour after the conclusion of the game.

Game day parking is $5 per vehicle. The following lots are recommended for fans:

  • M-1 Deck (Wick Avenue)
  • M-2 Deck (Lincoln Avenue)
  • M-26 Surface Lot (Lincoln Avenue)

Handicap Parking

Handicap parking is available behind the east side stands. Access to the handicap parking area is from the Eastbound Service Road behind the North end zone. Also, handicap parking is available in the M-1 Parking Deck on Wick Avenue. Shuttle buses that run from the M-1 deck to Gate C are equipped with disability lifts.

Gameday Tailgating

Tailgating before and after YSU home football games is a long-standing tradition at YSU.  Tailgate permits are available in only two lots:

M-24 Lot (Fifth Avenue)

Tailgate permits in this lot are available on a season basis ONLY through the YSU Athletic Ticket Office. Ticket membership in the Gridiron Club of the Penguin Club guarantees fans a spot in either the M-24 or M-7 tailgate lots.

M-7 Lot (Fifth Avenue)

Tailgate permits in this lot are available on a season basis ($100) or on an individual game basis ($20). All individual game tailgate passes are sold on an as available basis. Fans may purchase them in early August in the Athletic Ticket Office or throughout the season as available. Please check for activities, live bands and other events that will take place in the M-7 lot.


Hospitality Tents

The best way to enjoy the pregame atmosphere is by purchasing a Hospitality Tent. Tents are available for groups of any size, and parties are held in the M-7 Penguin Party Lot.

Fans with questions may contact the YSU Athletic Ticket Office at (330) 941-1YSU or the YSU Police Department at (330) 941-3527.

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