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i95

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Beaver Stadium Fri, 08/26/11 9:25 PM (permalink)
 

While this site is a virtual font of information as to "Where to Eat in State College"

(Hello, Grilled Sticky! ), is there any food of-note in Penn State's Beaver Stadium?

 

I'm going to a football game there this fall and while I believe that the pre-game tailgating

is the most popular food in Happy Valley on gameday, I thought I would, at least, ask.

 

   Thanks.  

 
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    CajunKing

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    Re:Beaver Stadium Fri, 08/26/11 10:08 PM (permalink)
    The food inside of the stadium is pretty much ordinary concession stand food.  Fair priced, but boring. 
     
    The hamburgers were institutional prepressed circles, reminds you of FF chain burgers.
     
    They do or did use Berk's hot dogs so that is a +.
     
    Tailgating is the true experience (like at most college football games)
     
    If you are at the stadium, then you are walking distance from the PS Creamery and the ice cream is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!
     
    Hope this helps
     
     
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      1bbqboy

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      Re:Beaver Stadium Fri, 08/26/11 10:14 PM (permalink)
      I don't mean to intrude, but why on earth would something named beaver stadium be home to Lions?
      Another east coast joke I fail to get?
       
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        ChicagoIrish

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        Re:Beaver Stadium Fri, 08/26/11 10:29 PM (permalink)
        It is named after a former governor of Pennsylvania, not the animal.
         
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          CajunKing

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          Re:Beaver Stadium Fri, 08/26/11 10:47 PM (permalink)
          ChicagoIrish


          It is named after a former governor of Pennsylvania, not the animal.

           
          James A Beaver - Gov - 1887-1891 and was President of Penn State around 1900
           
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            Foodbme

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            Re:Beaver Stadium Sat, 08/27/11 2:55 AM (permalink)
            CajunKing

            ChicagoIrish

            It is named after a former governor of Pennsylvania, not the animal.

            James A Beaver - Gov - 1887-1891 and was President of Penn State around 1900

            Today's Beaver Stadium is not the Original Stadium. The original was right on the main campus. Saw my first PSU Game there when I was 12. Rip Engle was the Coach and same guy named Paterno was an Asst Coach.
            The current stadium is the one JoePa built. I'd bet a Hundred Bucks they change the name once JoePa retires or goes to that big gridiron in the sky! 
            Now, if you're going to watch the game from one of the Skyboxes, I'd imagine you would get some pretty good grub! 
            <message edited by Foodbme on Sat, 08/27/11 3:12 AM>
             
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              Re:Beaver Stadium Sat, 08/27/11 3:05 AM (permalink)
              CajunKing

              The food inside of the stadium is pretty much ordinary concession stand food.  Fair priced, but boring. 
              The hamburgers were institutional prepressed circles, reminds you of FF chain burgers.
              They do or did use Berk's hot dogs so that is a +.
              Tailgating is the true experience (like at most college football games)
              If you are at the stadium, then you are walking distance from the PS Creamery and the ice cream is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!
              Hope this helps

              I believe Kessler's Nittany Lion Franks are the official dog of Beaver Stadium.
              That may have changed recently, not sure. 
              http://www.kesslerfoods.com/index.html
              And CK is correct---Tailgating is an art form at PSU Games! AND the Creamery Ice Cream IS the best!
               
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                stanpnepa

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                Re:Beaver Stadium Sat, 08/27/11 6:21 AM (permalink)
                The food inside Beaver Stadium is "stadium food" - to my knowledge of our small migrating area inside (extended family has season tickets - always the same seats) - it's mostly generic looking stands (hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, etc) with food to hold you over until you get out of the game.
                 
                There are a few stands outside the stadium area - a couple of BBQ stands - one pretty good as I recall - but that name escapes me.  
                 
                You can walk to The Creamery - especially on a nice day - and it's recommended - along with the pre-game tradition of the Grilled Stickies at The Diner.
                 
                One other recommendation:  Sunday brunch at The Nittany Lion Inn - part of the student Hotel/Restaurant program - reasonable - and actually one of the better "buffet" type brunches I've ever had.
                 
                 
                 
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                  i95

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                  Re:Beaver Stadium Sat, 08/27/11 8:00 AM (permalink)
                  Great intel, all. Thanks!  
                   
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                    joerogo

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                    Re:Beaver Stadium Sat, 08/27/11 9:52 AM (permalink)
                    i95


                     

                    While this site is a virtual font of information as to "Where to Eat in State College"

                    (Hello, Grilled Sticky! ), is there any food of-note in Penn State's Beaver Stadium?

                     

                       Thanks.  



                     
                    NO!
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                    Probably the best food in the stadium is found at the Sheetz on the west side
                     
                    If you are not into tailgating(and I don't know why you wouldn't be), start downtown, then work your way to the creamery.  But make sure you are at the stadium(south side along Porter Road) about two hours before game time.  One of the coolest parts of game day, is hearing the sirens on the State Police escort car coming up the street, clearing the way for the team buses.  The first bus will have JoePa sitting in the front with his QB.  Everybody will have there game faces on, except Joe, he will be waving and smiling like a little kid.
                     
                    Also, did you get your parking pass already?  I understand that this year, if not bought in advance, the cost is about 40 bucks.
                     
                    Might I make a tailgating suggestion?  Stop at Chubby's for a party pack to go.......Maybe you would even want to deliver some Q to a friend at the stadium?
                     
                     
                     
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