In a press release Monday, Penn State confirmed the funeral arrangements for the late Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno. As reported earlier in the day, public viewings will be held from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Tuesday and 8:00 AM to noon on Wednesday at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on campus, located at the corner of Curtin Road and Allen Street.
A private service will follow the Wednesday viewing at 2 p.m. and a funeral procession to the burial will begin at 3:00 PM. Here is the route, according to the press release.
The procession will leave the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, turn left onto Curtin Road near the Pattee-Paterno Library and travel Curtin Road past Beaver Stadium. The procession will then turn right onto Porter Road and turn right onto College Avenue, heading west through downtown State College. The burial is private.
Thursday, the Bryce Jordan Center will host "A Memorial For Joe" at 2:00 PM. Those wising to attend the event must reserve a ticket and there is a limit of two tickets per person for the event. Tickets are free and can be reserved at GoPSUSports.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-NITTANY starting at 10:00 AM on Tuesday. Internet purchasers must select the "Print at Home" option and bring their printed ticket to the event. Phone orders can be picked up at Bryce Jordan Center will call on Wednesday from 2:00-6:00 PM and Thursday beginning at 10:00 AM.
The service will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network, BTN.com and the BTN2GO mobile application. No photography or signs will be permitted at the event and as has been said throughout the week, In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be made to the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (http://www.specialolympicspa.org ) or the Penn State-THON (The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon; http://www.thon.org or call 1-800-392-THON.