Atmosphere

Fans from all over the Youngstown area come out to tailgate and cheer on the Penguins creating a fun and festive atmosphere outside the stadium. You’ll see a sea of red and white outside Stambaugh Stadium as you approach letting you know exactly who the fans support and where the party is on game days.

Tailgating starts six hours before kickoff giving you plenty of time to grill out and throw down some drinks with your friends before the game. You’ll be able to enjoy a full day’s worth of tailgating no matter what time game starts making Youngstown State a great tailgating destination for anyone who loves to tailgate.

You also won’t want to miss the opportunity to check out the Penguin Party Lot, which is home to a variety of pre-game activities. The Penguin Party Lot features live music and entertainment for the kids making it an excellent place for families before the game.

Finally, don’t miss the YSU Marching Pride’s Ice Breaker Concert, which takes place 75 minutes before the game. The concert is a big part of the pregame festivities and is a fantastic way to get ready to cheer on the Penguins before the game.

The tailgating atmosphere at a Youngstown State game is among the best in the FCS, so get here early and make the most out of your trip to Youngstown.

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Ice Breaker Concert

Don’t miss the YSU Marching Pride’s Ice Breaker Concert. The concert takes place in the courtyard outside the southeast corner of the stadium 75 minutes before kickoff and is a great way to get pumped up before the game.

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Penguin Party Lot

Those of you looking for some pregame entertainment will want to check out the Penguin Party Lot. The Penguin Party Lot is perfect for the whole family as here you’ll find live music, kids activities, and much more.

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Pizza Hut Tailgate Radio Show

Catch the Pizza Hut Tailgate Radio Show in the M-70 Tailgate Lot. The pregame show is fun to see in-person and is an excellent way to learn more about the Penguins and their opponents before the game.

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