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Spartan StadiumMichigan State Spartans

Red Cedar Rd. and Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Mark Dantonio: Spartan Stadium crowd 'outstanding'

    Posted October 27, 2014

    Kevin Austin - Michigan Live - EAST LANSING --...

    Michigan State AD unhappy with student attendance

    Posted October 6, 2014

    Mike Griffith - Michigan Live -   EAST L...

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    Spartan Stadium is home to the Michigan State University Spartans of the Big Ten Conference. A $64 million expansion project completed prior to the start of the 2005 football season featured the addition of nearly 3,000 seats, including 24 suites and a 193-seat press box, bringing the current stadium capacity to 75,005. As part of the renovation, The Spartan" statue was relocated to the atrium of the new structure. The 200,000-square-foot addition also houses the MSU Alumni Association, University Development and other units. Just before kickoff, a long-lasting tradition continues at Spartan Stadium- the PA announcer gives the weather forecast and, with the help of the fans, declares that "it's a beautiful day for football!" This tradition takes place even during games played in poor weather.

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    The stadium opened in 1923 with a natural grass playing field and initial construction costs of only $160,000. The stadium switched to a surface called TartanTurf in 1969 but once again switched surfaces to Astroturf in 1978. In 2002, Spartan Stadium returned to its Natural Grass playing surface. The stadium opened with a seating capacity of a mere 14,000 but after several renovations and expansions the stadium has room to seat 75,005. In 2005, Spartan Stadium opened with 24 brand new luxury suites, 800 club seats, upgraded bathrooms, and 3,000 additional seats which cost the stadium $64 million. The stadium added multiple video boards throughout the stadium in 2012. For almost 9 years, the stadium held the world record for the largest ice hockey crowd in history. On October 6, 2001, a rink was constructed at the center of the stadium for Michigan State's season-opening game against arch rival Michigan. Dubbed "The Cold War", 74,554 watched No. 1 nationally ranked Michigan State and No. 4 nationally ranked Michigan skate to a 3–3 tie.


    • Spartan Stadium
      Red Cedar Rd. and Shaw Lane   East Lansing, MI 48824
      Call at (517) 355-2271

    Venue Details

    • 1923
    • Michigan State University
    • Outdoor
    • HNTB Architecture
    • Macklin Stadium
    • Yes
    • Both end zones
    • Yes
    • Grass
    • 75005


  • ATMs

    • Lower level Section 25
    • Outside the gates
    • Southwest corner of the Stadium


  • Parking:

    • Surrounding facility and on camp - General

      • $10.00-$20.00
      • Yes
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  • Merchandise:

    • Standard Concessions

      • West Lower and Upper Concourses
      • -
    • Standard Concessions

      • East Lower and Upper Concourses
      • -
    • Guest Relations

      • West Gates G&H at Section 26
      • -
    • Michigan State AD unhappy with student attendance

      2014-10-06 17:01:52

      Mike Griffith - Michigan Live -

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    • Mark Dantonio: Spartan Stadium crowd 'outstanding'

      2014-10-27 14:20:01

      Kevin Austin - Michigan Live -


  • Policies

    General Info

    • N
    • All gates visually inspect bags.
    • Y
    • Designated areas away from seating

    Carry-In Restrictions

    • Permitted. No video or professional equipment.
    • Prohibited
    • Prohibited
    • Prohibited
    • Prohibited
    • Prohibited
    • Permitted
    • Permitted. 5.5x8.5x2 inches max.

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