UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; December 3, 2017 – Penn State returns to the Fiesta Bowl for the first time the 1996 season, which was also its last Arizona bowl trip, when the Nittany Lions take on Pac-12 foe Washington in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, December 30 at 4 p.m. (ET).
The No. 9 Nittany Lions and the No. 11 Huskies were selected today for their third all-time meeting and second in a bowl game. The teams last met in the 1983 Aloha Bowl, which Penn State won 13-10. The trip marks Penn State’s 48th all-time bowl appearance.
The Nittany Lions are playing in a bowl game for the fourth consecutive year under Franklin and making their second consecutive New Year’s Six bowl appearance after winning the 2016 Big Ten Championship and facing USC in the Rose Bowl.
FIESTA BOWL GAME TICKET SALE TIMELINEAlumni Association Members – online pre-sale requests runs Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., pending availability.
General Public – sale begins Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m., pending availability.
Student Nittany Lion Club – online pre-sale runs Monday, Dec. 4 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Penn State Students – online sale begins Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7 a.m.
As a benefit of membership, Nittany Lion Club members can log onto Account Manager at
GoPSUsports.com/myticketportal this week and request tickets to any of Penn State’s potential bowl games. All NLC ticket requests received by Monday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. will be allocated based on NLC point totals. The ability to request tickets does not guarantee a Nittany Lion Club member will receive tickets from Penn State’s allotment. Ticket confirmations will be received within two business days from the close of the pre-sale.
Should any tickets from Penn State’s bowl allotment remain available after the Nittany Lion Club pre-sale, Penn State Alumni Association members will be sent an email Monday evening with a promo code. They can request bowl game tickets when their pre-sale begins on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. at GoPSUsports.com/myticketportal. Should an Alumni Association sale occur, seats will be assigned according to NLC point status first, followed by Alumni Association membership. Ticket confirmations will be received within two business days from the close of the pre-sale.
Any Nittany Lion Club members or Alumni Association members that need assistance can call 1-800-NITTANY or email GoLions@psu.edu starting on Monday at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. every weekday.
Should any tickets from Penn State’s bowl game allotment remain available after the Nittany Lion Club and Alumni Association members pre-sales, the general public can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at GoPSUsports.com/myticketportal, 1-800-NITTANY (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or by visiting the Bryce Jordan Center athletic ticket office, which is open daily from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sale for General Student Bowl Ticket Allotment Begins Wednesday, Dec. 6
An allotment of bowl tickets is being held for Penn State students to purchase. Student Nittany Lion Club members will have an opportunity to buy bowl tickets online only on Monday, Dec. 4 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. via Student Account Manager.
The sale for students for the Nittany Lions’ bowl game will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7 a.m. online via ticketmaster.com. More details, including pick up information, will be announced later.
Official Bowl Tour Packages Available for Purchase Beginning Sunday Night
Penn Staters can join the Official Penn State Bowl Tour starting Sunday, Dec. 3. Bowl tour package information is available at GoPSUsports.com/bowlcentral. Game tickets are included as an option for purchase on the tour from PrimeSport, which is the official travel partner of Penn State Athletics and the Penn State Alumni Association. Bowl tour packages can be purchased directly at: https://www.primesport.com/d/penn-state-nittany-lions.
Seat location at the bowl game for all travel packages purchased with tickets will be assigned based on Nittany Lion Club priority points. Alumni and fans without NLC points can join the Nittany Lion Club by making a minimum donation $100.
The Nittany Lions claimed their second-straight 10-win regular season with a 10-2 mark, including a perfect 7-0 record at home for the second consecutive year. Penn State has trailed for just 37:42 this season and its two losses each came with less than two minutes remaining, on the road to Top 25 teams (No. 6 Ohio State; No. 24 Michigan State). The Nittany Lions have a balanced attack as they rank No. 7 in FBS in scoring offense (41.6) and scoring defense (15.5).