During the early morning hours, Penn State Police received information about a potential threat made against Beaver Stadium. Police have conducted several exhaustive searches of the facility and surrounding areas, and have found no evidence of risk.
University officials announced that today’s Penn State home football game against the University of Minnesota will go ahead as planned, with a scheduled 3:30 p.m. kick off. Gates open two hours before the start of the game.
“Out of an abundance of caution we are notifying fans and the public of the threat that was received, so that they can make their own choices about personal safety and their attendance at today’s game,” said David Gray, senior vice president for Finance and Business. “Our first obligation is to the safety of the public and, while police and safety officials have given an all-clear for today’s game, we wanted to ensure that visitors were aware of this decision.”
Security is always heightened around Penn State during game day and police are constantly on alert. Anyone observing suspicious activity or situations that are not part of normal day-to-day activities, are to call and report at 814-863-1111.