Beaver Stadium capacity: The 5 biggest crowds in Penn State football history

Beaver Stadium is the second-largest stadium in the country only behind Michigan Stadium, but just how many Nittany Lions fans have packed in to see Penn State play?
Penn State students cheer on the Nittany Lions
Penn State students cheer on the Nittany Lions / Dan Rainville / USA TODAY NETWORK
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3. No. 7 Penn State 31 vs. No. 24 Iowa 0

September 23, 2023. PSU Iowa. . 483. . No. 7. 491. Attendance: 110,830. No. 24

After four years with Sean Clifford at quarterback, Penn State entered a new era in 2023 with five-star sophomore Drew Allar. Allar was supposed to raise the ceiling on Penn State’s offense and once again gave Penn State CFP aspirations after a Rose Bowl victory in 2022. 

Things seemed to be going well after an early-season whiteout win over Iowa. The whiteout crowd easily eclipsed 110,000 for the shutout win. Allar threw for 166 yards and four touchdowns and Manny Diaz’s defense made a strong statement on its way to a No. 1 total defense finish in 2023. 

While it was the third-largest crowd in Beaver Stadium history, the 110,830 fans were only the second most that would pack in for a game in the 2023 season.