Youngstown State's bid to host the first round football playoff game against Duquesne this Saturday was $50,000.

Per the NCAA, prospective host institutions must submit the following minimum financial guarantees, which shall be 75% of the estimated net receipts as submitted:

FIRST ROUND - $40,000

SECOND ROUND - $50,000


SEMI FINALS - $70.,000

The YSU bid was November 1, 2023  since the Penguins were in contention for a playoff spot.

The bid also includes the lodging expenses of the committee/site representative, eight game officials, the instant replay official, communicator, DVsport personnel, and any ticket fees.

The Penguins and Duquesne kickoff at 5:00pm.