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Beaver Stadium

Capacity: 107,282 ( Second largest in the Country)        

Opened : September 17, 1960



Beaver Stadium is named in honor of General James A. Beaver, a former Pennsylvania Governor and University Trustee.  Beaver also served as University President from 1906 to 1908.  Penn State's first game in Beaver Stadium was September 17, 1960 in front of a less than capacity crowd of 22,559.  On this historic day Penn State defeated Boston University 20-0.  Beaver Stadium's original horseshoe configuration sat a capacity crowd of 46,284.  Since then Beaver Stadium has undergone seven stadium expansions.  The most recent expansion was completed in 2001 swelling Penn State crowds well over it's capacity of 107,282 making it the second largest on campus stadium in the nation.  On September 14, 2002 Beaver Stadium packed in 110,753 loyal backers setting a Penn State single game attendance record.  Penn State buried Nebraska 40-7.  Beaver Stadium becomes the third largest municipality in Pennsylvania on game days.  It provides fans with an electrifying atmosphere which ranks among the best in college football.

We Are ... Penn State! 



Beaver Stadium Facts ...
  • Total seating capacity: 107,282

  • All-time attendance record: 110,753 (vs. Nebraska, September 14, 2002)

  • Consecutive win streak: 21 Games (1970-74)

  • Consecutive winning seasons: 23 (1965-1987)

  • Most wins in a season: 7 (1978,1982,and 1986)

  • Undefeated seasons: 12 (1962, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 78, 82, 85, 86, 91, and 94)


Beaver Stadium Seating Chart