This fall, that number will jump to $40 a car, but the school said if you plan ahead, you can save a lot of money.
There is a bit of anger mixed in the Happy Valley air this Friday. Football parking costs will jump this fall.
“We're already coming to the game to support them and to have fun, and to raise the price I don't know, I don't want to come and pay that much money to park,” Stacie Amdahl, a PSU fan from Denver, Colorado, said.
An Associate Athletic Director at PSU said the school wants more people to pre-buy their parking pass to help traffic flow before games. Penn State wants to alleviate the long lines that form when people need to stop and pay a parking attendant.
If you do request a parking pass ahead of time from ticket office, it will set you pack $12, a 70 percent savings.
“I’ve tried to get around this on game days all my life and it is a mess, and that's their principal behind this, then I agree with them 100 percent,” Bellefonte resident Roy Miller said.
One group they may not have the foresight, students. One freshman thinks his friends will be less than thrilled when they return to campus.
“They're probably pretty angry. I had no idea they were doing that, and I can't imagine any other people do,” Michael Tully said.
Still he plans to tailgate, and while this new policy might make fans angry they all still plan to bleed blue.
“Penn State fans are true, true fans, and they will come no matter what,” Amdahl said.
To pre-buy a parking pass it is recommended you call the PSU Athletics Ticket Office at (800) NITTANY or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Athletic Department recommends doing this two weeks before the game you plan to attend to allow time for the parking pass to be mailed to you.