Spartan Football Student Section Expands
July 15, 2008
Dear MSU Students:
Michigan State University and its Department of Athletics are committed to providing a positive game-day experience for all fans. Last season, the number of MSU students purchasing a season football admission was the most in 18 years. The increase was attributed to a well coordinated "WE ARE ONE" campaign combined with the new leadership and positive direction of our football program. The long term upward trend is expected to continue and therefore we anticipate sustained student interest.
In 2007, to accommodate the increased support from students, more than 1000 students were commingled with season ticket holders in the south endzone. As a result, many students and season ticket holders expressed concern regarding seating access, safety, and comfort. Students also were disappointed to be seated apart from the majority of the student body.
We listened to our fans and closely monitored the sections throughout the 2007 season. We made several adjustments during the season to address these issues including the addition of staff, dedicated student entry points and wristbands.
In addition to the adjustments made in the 2007 season, we have determined additional changes and improvements must be implemented in 2008:
The student section will be expanded for the 2008 season to include:
Spartan Ticket Office Staff