Michigan State will look for its 10th win in the last 14 meetings against Michigan as the No. 8/7 Spartans (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) take on the No. 6/6 Wolverines (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) Saturday, Oct. 30 at noon in Spartan Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on FOX, with Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft on the call.
Listed below are policies and information relating to game day. The following information is also available atmsuspartans.com/gameday.
In addition, a list of game day answers with frequently asked questions is available online at:https://msuspartans.com/documents/2021/10/28//GDA_UM_F04.pdf?id=13418
Michigan State Athletics encourages fans to arrive early to Spartan Stadium for Saturday's contest. Early entry will result in a more efficient entrance experience. Spartan Stadium gates open at 10:30 a.m. (Student gates open at 10 a.m.)
Go Green, Wear Green! – The Michigan State football team will be wearing all green uniforms on Saturday, and is encouraging all Spartan fans to wear green in a show of support and solidarity.
National Pregame Shows - Fox Big Noon Kickoff and ESPN's College GameDay will broadcast from Michigan State's campus this Saturday. Fox Big Noon Kickoff will be located west of the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, near Gate B (Student Entrance) of Spartan Stadium, and begin at 10 a.m. ESPN's College GameDay will be located on Ralph Young Field (Outdoor Track), and begin at 9 a.m. Spartan fans are encouraged to attend either broadcast. There is no cost for spectators at either location. This is just the second time ever and first time this year that both major national pregame shows will be broadcasting from the same campus.
Mask Protocols – In accordance with Michigan State University health directives, masks are required in all areas of Spartan Stadium, except in the seating bowl where they are encouraged. The face covering requirement includes, but is not limited to, the concourse of Spartan Stadium, restrooms, elevators, indoor suite and club areas and the press box.
Parking – All parking lots will open to the public at 7 a.m. on Saturday. For fans without a pass, parking is available at various lots on campus: Football Parking Map
Parking at Cherry Lane Field (on the corner of Harrison Road and Shaw Lane) is $30. All other public game-day parking for cars will be available for $20.
Accessible parking is available in Lot 48, Natural Resource Building. Enter from Trowbridge extension off of Red Cedar or Farm Lane. Parking in this area is $20, which includes shuttle transport to the northeast corner of Spartan Stadium.
Shuttle bus service is available from Lot 89 at the corner of Mt. Hope Road and Farm Lane. The shuttle starts two hours prior to kickoff and returns for a reasonable amount of time after the game. The cost is $5 per game for a round trip ticket. Parking is free.
No Bag Policy – Spartan Stadium has a No-Bag Policy. Fans with necessary medical items should go to gate C, K, J or B to be permitted – MEDICAL NEEDS BAG CHECKS signs will be visible.
Visiting Band Seating – In the interest of health and safety for student-athletes, marching band members and working staff, Michigan State and Michigan have made the mutual decision to relocate visiting bands to the stands moving forward, as expanded team areas on the sidelines have resulted in less available space than ever before. For Saturday's game, the Michigan Marching Band will be seated in the upper east stands, while the Spartan Marching Band will be seated in a comparable location next season at Michigan Stadium. The two bands will take part in joint halftime and postgame performances.
In accordance with Michigan State University health directives, the following COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for fans attending football games in Spartan Stadium:
- All individuals are required to wear masks indoors in all Michigan State campus buildings.With this policy in place, face coverings must be worn by everyone in attendance when in an indoor area of Spartan Stadium, unless actively eating or drinking.
- The indoor face covering requirement includes, but is not limited to, the concourse of Spartan Stadium, restrooms, elevators, indoor suite and club areas and the press box.
- Face coverings will not be required but are encouraged in the outdoor seating bowl of Spartan Stadium.
- For the safety of guests and staff, working staff will be required to wear a mask in all indoor areas of Spartan Stadium.
PARKING | Parking Map
MSU has abundant parking available on football game days. The university provides a variety of parking options designed to enhance your game day experience. All parking locations will be open at 7 a.m. on Saturday.
-Cherry Lane is available for public parking ($30).Entrance to public parking at Cherry Lane can be made at Lot 70 off of Birch Road.
-Other public lots ($20) include:
-Ramp 1 (MSU College of Law ramp, off of Shaw Lane)
-Ramp 5 (Communication Arts & Sciences ramp, near corner of Trowbridge Road and Red Cedar Road)
-Ramp 6 (West Circle Drive)
-Food Safety and Toxicology lot (near the corner of Trowbridge Road and Farm Lane)
Accessible parking is available in Lot 48, Natural Resource Building. Enter from Trowbridge extension off of Red Cedar or Farm Lane. Parking in this area is $20, which includes shuttle transport to the northeast corner of Spartan Stadium. The shuttle starts two hours prior to kickoff and returns for a reasonable amount of time after the game. The shuttle bus returning to accessible parking is accessed from the northeast stadium gates.
Recreational vehicle parking is available in lot 97 behind the Engineering Research Building. Cost is $60 per RV. Charter bus parking is $100.
Shuttle bus service is available from Lot 89 at the corner of Mt. Hope Road and Farm Lane. The shuttle starts two hours prior to kickoff and returns for a reasonable amount of time after the game. The cost is $5 per game for a round trip ticket or $30 for a season pass. Parking is free. Masks are required on the shuttle bus.
For up-to-date parking and traffic information, please follow the official Michigan State University Police Department on Twitter at @msupolice.
Game day traffic information is also available on WJR-AM (760) and WMMQ-FM (94.9).
Please note that the eastbound I-496 to northbound US-127 ramp is closed for construction. In addition, the westbound Trowbridge Road to northbound US-127 ramp is also closed for construction. Please follow the detour signs.
Michigan State Athletics, in partnership with SIDEARM Sports, has upgraded its mobile app for the upcoming 2021-22 sports calendar.
New features on the app include a special football game day section, with information on parking and tailgating, a free game day program, live audio, team rosters and more. Fans sitting in the Sideline Club at Spartan Stadium will also have the ability to purchase concessions directly on the app and have them delivered to their seats. To access the football game day section, click on the three lines in the upper-left corner of the app for the navigation menu.
MSU welcomes thousands of football fans to East Lansing and Spartan Stadium every football game day. The lots for Saturday will open at 7 a.m. MSU understands that tailgating is an important component of game day activities and wants to insure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. If your plans include tailgating in one of the designated parking areas on the MSU campus, please adhere to the following rules:
- No couches or upholstered furniture.
- No kegs or other common source containers.
- No drinking game structures and/or paraphernalia.
- No trailers of any type including pig roasters.
- Oversized trucks must park in RV parking.
- Trash shall be disposed of in available receptacles.
- No tents larger than 10' x 10'.
- No tobacco products can be used on campus at any time
The MSU Police Department and assisting agencies perform regular patrols of designated parking areas to respond to emergencies and enforce state statutes and university ordinances.
Michigan State has a no-bag policy for athletic events, including Spartan Stadium. Fans are allowed to bring in one sealed bottle of water per fan (maximum 20 oz.).
Meijer Fan Fest, located at Munn Field, opens three hours before kick-off every home football game (Saturday, Oct. 30: 9 a.m.). Meijer Fan Fest includes a football toss, photo opportunities with the 6 foot tall Spartan letters, giant inflatable Sparty, a fan prep station, the live broadcast of the WJR pregame show, food sampling from various partners, ice cream from the MSU Dairy Store and other giveaways. Click here for more information: https://msuspartans.com/sports/2021/8/30/meijer-fan-fest.aspxGENERAL INFORMATION
Severe Weather:In case of severe weather, information will be shared with fans over the PA system and on the video boards. In case of evacuation, ushers, police officers and security staff will help direct people to the closest shelter. Sections 1-15 and 105-112 will be directed to Wells Hall, while sections 16-30 and 120-127 will be directed to IM West.
Charging Stations for cell phones:Guest Services between gates G & H
Team Shop:Turf field in IM West across from Ticket Office
Gates Open:Public gates open 1.5 hours before kickoff – 10:30 a.m.
Student (gate B): 2 hours before kickoff – 10 a.m.
Huntington Club & suites (gate E):2 hours before kickoff – 10 a.m.
Team Walk (Kellogg Center to Spartan Stadium): 9:50 a.m.
The health and safety of Spartan fans remains the top priority for Michigan State Athletics. For the most up-to-date information, please visit msuspartans.com.
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