LOOK: Penn State designates one seat in Beaver Stadium for POW/MIA

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Penn State’s Beaver Stadium will be welcoming fans back through the gates for the first time since 2019 when Penn State hosts Ball State in Week 2. And while James Franklin may hope every one of the 107,000+ seats are filled to the brim for every home game this season, Penn State will now always have one seat remain empty.

Penn State announced this week that one seat in Beaver Stadium will remain vacated as a tribute to the nation’s members of the armed forces who have been Prisoners of War or Missing in Action. As a tribute to those who for one reason or another never returned home to the country they swore to defend.

It is a fitting tribute as the first game of the Penn State football home schedule will be played on September 11, a day that saw events unfold this nation should never forget.

Penn State hosts Ball State for a Week 2 matchup at 3:30 p.m.

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