CANCELED: Meet ‘Lair of the Lion’ authors Lee Stout and Harry West at Fan Fest

Update, Sept. 13: Unfortunately, the Fan Fest event has been canceled

Football fans who will be attending the Sept. 16 game against Georgia State University are able to meet Lee Stout and Harry H. West, authors of Lair of the Lion: A History of Beaver Stadium, at the PSU Press Fan Fest tent.

book cover, title "Lair of the Lion: A History of Beaver Stadium," by Lee Stout and Harry H. WestFeaturing more than 200 photos, Lair of the Lion is the first-ever history of the home of the Nittany Lions. It includes a look at the current stadium’s predecessors, “Old” Beaver Field, built in 1893 on a site northeast of Old Main, and “New” Beaver Field, built on the northwest corner of campus in 1909. The book, written by two longtime Penn Staters, Librarian Emeritus Lee Stout and Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Harry H. West, was published in July by Penn State University Press.

Stout and West will be available to meet people and sign copies of the book from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 16.

Lair of the Lion is available online from, or at the following local State College retailers: Ace Hardware, The Corner Room, The Family Clothesline, Harper’s, Lion’s Pride, McLanahan’s Penn State Room, Old State Clothing, Rapid Transit Sports, The Student Book Store, and the Tavern Restaurant.

– submitted by Cate Fricke