Penn Faculty and Staff Get In Free to Home Football Games

The Penn Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics is pleased to announce that it will be continuing the complimentary football ticketing policy for Penn Faculty and Staff members that went into effect for the 2005 football season. Under the policy, Faculty and Staff members and their guests will be admitted free of charge to any home Penn Football game at Franklin Field.

To take advantage of this benefit, a Penn employee need only to show his or her PennCard at Gate SK on the home side (South Street side) of the stadium to receive a complimentary General Admission ticket. In addition, Penn employees are welcome to bring up to four guests with them to any home game. General Admission seating is in the north and east ends of the stadium. Faculty and Staff members who wish to sit in the reserved or chairback sections may still purchase tickets for those seating areas through the Penn Athletics Ticket Office. The Ticket Office is located in Weightman Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The 2006 Penn Quakers return 41 letter winners and will be seeking their third Ivy League title in five years. The Red & Blue have been extremely successful at Franklin Field, including a 26-5 record over the past six years. In addition, the Quakers have been ranked in the Top 20 in Division I-AA attendance each of the past five years. In six games at Franklin Field, Penn drew an average of 12,328 football fans per game at Franklin Field, which ranked 18th in the nation among the 116 Division I-AA football schools.

“We see this as a way of bringing the campus community together for an exciting social event that builds school spirit, morale and unity,” said Director of Athletics Steve Bilsky. “We’re very proud of the success that Coach Bagnoli and his teams have had over the years, and we want to share that positive experience with the entire Penn Community. We hope that employees and their families will take advantage of this great opportunity.”