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Penn Hills Football Game Day Guide 2023


Updated on 02/12/2024 | Stephanie Strauss

 

Home Football Games:

  • No student tickets will be sold at the game on Friday. 

  • Adults only (ages 19+) will be permitted to purchase tickets at the gates for $5 each. 

  • Students in grades 9-12 are required to have a student pre-sale ticket to enter the stadium without an adult. 

  • Children younger than Kindergarten age do not need to buy a ticket to enter the stadium (admission is free). 

  • Penn Hills students who wish to attend the game will have the opportunity to  purchase their ticket at PHES, Linton, or the High School during the designated times. Student tickets are $3.00 each (cash only) at the school pre-sales.

  • The visiting team will host their own student pre-sale the week of the game. 

  • Only the visiting team’s students and Penn Hills students will be permitted to attend the game. No students from other schools are allowed to attend. 

  • Parents/guardians from either team may purchase a ticket for their children at the gate for $5 if they are in grades K-8 for those who they missed the school pre-sale.  

  • Youth in grades K-8 must be accompanied by an adult when entering the stadium and remain with them during the game. 

 

Spectator Rules: 

  1. NO BACKPACKS or large bags are permitted. Small purses are permitted and will be searched by security. All spectators will be wanded by security before entering the stadium.

  2. NO ADMITTANCE AFTER HALFTIME. The gates will be closed and no spectators will be permitted to enter, even if they pre-purchased a ticket. 

  3. NO RE-ENTRY at any time. 

  4. No smoking or vaping on school property. 

  5. Spectator parking is available at Penn Hills High School (12200 Garland Drive) and at the Student Lot (12198 Harvard Drive). Limited handicapped parking is available at the Fralic Center (20 Valmartin Drive).

  6. There is NO PARKING in the neighborhood off Valmartin Drive, Idlewood Road and Orchard Drive. No walk-ins will be accepted through the Fralic Gate unless you live in the neighborhood and walk in. You must present your driver's license that shows you live on Valmartin, Idlewood, Orchard or Stotler. The Fralic entrance is for handicapped people and staff on the reserved parking list. All spectators must park at the High School or Harvard Drive parking lots. 

 

Penn Hills Varsity Football Game Day FAQs:

Q: Where are the stadium entrances/gates located and where do I park?

A: There are three entrances to the stadium:

  1. Entrance #1: Located by the Penn Hills High School Main Entrance (309 Collins Drive, 15235). There are steps that lead down to the home bleachers. Fans can park in the parking lots around the high school or in the upper parking lot. Please do not park in the fire lanes. 

  2. Entrance #2: Located by the Baseball Field. Fans can park in the student lot (12198 Harvard Drive, 15235) and walk down the path to the entrance. Away fans will then walk onto the track near the scoreboard and enter the visiting team bleachers.

  3. (Handicapped Parking ONLY) Entrance #3: Located by the Fralic Center (20 Valmartin Drive, 15235). This entrance is for handicapped people (limited handicapped parking spaces available) and access for those with a reserved parking pass. There is NO PARKING in the neighborhood off Valmartin Drive, Idlewood Road and Orchard Drive. Only residents on these streets who present a valid ID with their address will be accepted through the Fralic Gate as walk-ins.  

PARKING OPTIONS:

  1. HOME FANS: Penn Hills High School (12200 Garland Drive or 309 Collins Drive, 15235)- Home Fans can park in the parking lots around the high school or in the upper parking lot. Please do not park in the fire lanes. 
  2. AWAY FANS: Please park in the Student Parking Lot (12198 Harvard Drive, 15235)
  3. Limited Handicapped Parking ONLY (with a placard) at the Fralic Center (20 Valmartin Drive)
  4. TEAM BUSES: Please park at the Fralic Center (20 Valmartin Drive)

Q: When do the gates open to fans?

A: 5:30pm. Kickoff is at 7:00pm.

Q: When do the gates close?

A: The gates close at the END of HALFTIME. No fans will be admitted after halftime, even if you already pre-purchased a ticket. There is no re-entry at anytime. 

Q: Can I bring a bag into the stadium?

A: No backpacks or large bags are permitted. Small purses are permitted and will be searched by security at the gate. No weapons or pepper spray are permitted on school property. These items will be confiscated.  

Q: How are you ensuring a safe environment for spectators?

A: All spectators will be wanded by security personnel at each gate and all bags will be searched. Penn Hills Police will be on site to support event staff who are available to assist fans with any concerns. 

Q: How much are tickets?

A: Only adult tickets will be sold at the gate for $5.00. Only adults ages 19 and older can purchase tickets at the gate. Students in grades K-12 from the home and away school only and who do not have a student pre-sale ticket (more info below), must be accompanied by an adult to buy a ticket for $5 and enter the stadium. Children younger than Kindergarten age do not need to buy a ticket to enter the stadium (admission is free).

Q: Which students are permitted to attend the game?

A: Only students from Penn Hills School District and the VISITING TEAM will be permitted to attend the game. Student tickets will be sold at all three PHSD schools and will be offered to be sold at the visiting team's school. No students from other schools are permitted to attend, unless they are family of a student-athlete and enter the stadium with an adult (ages 19+).

Q: What is the adult supervision policy for youth? 

A: All youth in grades K-8 must be accompanied by an adult (ages 19+) when entering the stadium and remain with them during the game. High School students in grades 9-12 are not required to have an adult present during the game. Students in grades 9-12 are permitted to enter the stadium without an adult as long as they have a student pre-sale ticket. If a high school student from the home or away team does not have a pre-sale ticket, they must have an adult (ages 19+) present at the entrance to purchase a ticket for $5.00. 

Q: How can Penn Hills students purchase student tickets?

A: PHSD students at PH Elementary, Linton MS, and Penn Hills HS can purchase student tickets for $3.00 at the student pre-sale on Fridays (home games only) during the school day, as listed below:

Penn Hills Elementary Pre-Sale 

PHES Main Entrance Lobby

Home Game Day Fridays - from 9:30-9:45am in the Main Entrance Lobby

Tickets are $3 each (cash only)


 

Linton Middle School Pre-Sale

Linton Main Entrance Lobby

Home Game Day Fridays- at the Attendance Office during lunches

Tickets are $3 each (cash only)

Penn Hills High School Pre-Sale

High School Cafeteria

Home Game Day Fridays- During Lunches in the Cafeteria (Auditorium Side)

Tickets are $3 each (cash only)

 

Q: When is Youth Night and what is it?

A: Youth Night will be at the first home game on Friday, August 25, 2023 vs. Seneca Valley. Any Penn Hills youth in grades K-8 who wear a Penn Hills youth sports jersey (any sport) or Penn Hills spirit wear will be admitted into the game for free. All youth must be accompanied by an adult when entering the stadium and remain with them during the game. 

Q: Is smoking or vaping allowed in the stadium?

A: No smoking or vaping is permitted on school property.

Q: What are the dates for the 2023 home football games? 

A: Aug 25 vs. Seneca Valley (Youth Night), Sept 15 vs. Moon (Alumni Night), Sept 29 vs. Bethel Park (Teacher/Staff Appreciation), Oct 6 vs. Fox Chapel (Homecoming), and Oct 27 vs. Woodland Hills (Senior Night). Kickoff is at 7:00pm. 

Q: Do PHSD staff get free admission to home athletic events?

A: Yes! Current PHSD staff with a 2023-24 badge do not have to purchase a ticket to enter the stadium. They simply have to show their PHSD ID badge/swipe card. 

Q: Do senior citizens who are Penn Hills residents get free admission to home athletic events?

A: Yes! Penn Hills residents who are ages 62 and over are eligible for free admission to home athletic events. They simply have to show their driver's license to prove Penn Hills residency with their birth date. 

Questions or concerns?
Please email the Athletic Director, Ms. Stephanie Strauss, at sstrau@phsd.org. 

 

 

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