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Beaver Stadium COVID-19 Plans

As Penn State looks to welcome back 100,000 screaming fans back to Beaver Stadium this fall to watch the Nittany Lions play, there will be few pandemic restrictions in place.

Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour said in a press conference Saturday that the university will not require fans to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test and masks are not required outdoors in the stadium, including in the concourse.

Masks will be required in indoor spaces like suites and the press box.

“Our campus leadership and our board really felt like the position we’ve taken is one that balances to the highest degree health and safety as well as personal choices and individual liberties,”

Barbour said if government guidelines for masking outdoors change, it would impact Penn State’s plans.

Beaver Stadium will host seven home games, beginning September 11 against Ball State.

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