Sources close to the athletic department and Penn State’s board of trustees said the department is preparing mailings to Nittany Lion Club members to explain an increase in giving levels that will be required to retain current seats. Those who decline to give more money could be moved elsewhere in Beaver Stadium.
In order to accommodate some of the displaced, a section of the best student seats in Beaver Stadium will be taken from the undergrads and given to Nittany Lion Club donors.
These are the planned increases per seat, per season:
- Season ticket holders who sit between the 40-yard lines would be required to pay $600.
- Those who sit between the 40s and the goal lines would be asked for $400.
- Those who sit around the end zones outside of the goal lines would be asked for $100.
- Section ED would be emptied of students, many of whom would be upperclassmen, and given to Nittany Lion Club members whose seats are moved.