With an average attendance somewhere between 9,000 and 10,000 fans, Carnie Smith Stadium is one of the top three Division II football venues in the nation. PSU officials are equally proud that the facility has also been honored for the university’s leadership in addressing safety and security issues at the stadium.

PSU received the Facility of Merit Award at the 2016 National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Conference and Exhibition in July. Other facilities receiving the honor include Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan, McLane Stadium at Baylor University, Lubber Stadium at Grand Valley State University, Yankee Stadium, and Lambeau Field.
Mike McCracken, director of University Police and Parking Services, said maintaining a game-day environment that is both fun and safe involves many more people than just those who wear a uniform.

Last year, more than 59,000 fans attended PSU home football games.