Gameday Answers: Western Michigan
Gameday information for MSU's Sept. 9 game against WMU in Spartan Stadium.
|Game 2: Michigan State (1-0) vs. Western Michigan (0-1)|
|Date | Time||Saturday, Sept. 9 | 3:40 p.m.|
|Location||East Lansing, Mich.
Spartan Stadium (75,005/Natural Grass)
|General Gameday Information||MSU Gameday Website|
|Gameday Answers||Gameday Answers (PDF)|
|Stadium Map||Stadium Map|
|Parking Map||Football Parking Map (PDF)|
|Tickets||$50, $80, $100 sales at Gate H on game day.
|Student Tickets||$30, $60, $80 with MSU Student ID, reserved seat outside Student Sections with tickets picked up at Will Call at Gate G (after kick-off, if space remains in the student area, tickets can be exchanged at the Student Guest Services -- Gate B).|
|Ages||EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF AGE MUST HAVE A TICKET|
|Ticket Issues||Guest Services window West side of stadium between Gates G & H|
|General Ticket Questions||Call 800-GO-STATE (1-800-467-8283) on game day on the west side of Spartan Stadium between gates G and H.|
|Parking||On campus public parking is available for $20 per game. For more information, contact MSU Police Department at 517-355-8440. Lost or stolen passes will not be replaced. Extending into other parking spaces or lanes of traffic is not permitted. Munn Parking area is $30. NOTE: All parking locations will open at 9 a.m. for this game.|
|Shuttle/Bus||Available from Lot 89 at the corner of Mt. Hope Road and Farm Lane. The shuttle starts two hours before the game and returns for a reasonable amount of time after the game. The cost is $5 per game for a round trip ticket or $35 for a season pass. Season passes can be purchased at Lot 89. Parking in this lot is free. Drops off in the SE corner of the stadium.|
|Parking Map||Football Parking Map (PDF)|
|Charter Bus ($100)/Public RV Parking ($60)||Available in lot 97 behind Engineering Research Court, SE of Bogue St and Woodlott Dr (Not Engineering Building). There is NO shuttle fee from the charter bus/RV lot.|
|Persons with Disabilities Parking||Lot 48, behind the Natural Resources building, enter from Trowbridge extension off of Red Cedar or Farm Lane. $20 per game paid upon entering lot then shuttle running to Northeast corner of the stadium. Shuttle runs two hours before the game, throughout the game and a reasonable time post-game.|
|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.|
|Team Shop||Turf field in IM West across from Ticket Office.|
|Charging Stations for cell phones:||Guest Services between gates G & H|
|Team Walk||The team will walk from the Kellogg Center to Spartan Stadium beginning at 1:15 p.m.|
|Public gates||90 minutes before kickoff (2 p.m.).|
|Student gates (B)||90 minutes before kickoff (2 p.m.).|
|Huntington Club/Suites (Gate E)||Two hours before kickoff (1:30 p.m.)|
|Media (Gate F)||12 p.m.|
|Sections 1-9||Gate K|
|Sections 1-9, 105-109||Gate K|
|Sections 10-14, 110-112||Gate A|
|Sections 15-16||Gate B|
|Sections 17-20||Gate C|
|Sections 21-23, 120-127||Gate D|
|Sections 24-30||Gate J|
|Sections 125-127||Gate I|
|Sections 24-25||Gate J or D|
|Will Call Information|
|General Public||West side of stadium -- between Gates G & H. Opens three hours before game.|
|Media/Scouts||West side of stadium, Gate F. Opens three hours before game.|
|Spartan Players' Guests||West side of stadium, Gate H. Opens 90 minutes before game.|
|Visiting Team Guests||Northwest corner -- Brown Plaza, Gate J. Opens 90 minutesbefore game.|
|Football Recruits||Northeast corner -- Brown Plaza, Gate K (opens two hours before game). West side of stadium -- between Gates G & H (beginning at halftime).|
|Student Athletes||West side of stadium, Gate D. Opens 90 minutes before game.|
|Recruits (not football)||West side of stadium, Gate G. Opens 90 minutes before game.|
|High School Coaches||East side of stadium, Gate M. Opens 90 minutes before game.|
|Broadcast Team||Brandon Gaudin (play-by-play) | Glen Mason (analyst)
Sideline: Elise Menaker
|Internet Coverage||BTN2Go | Gametracker|
|Radio||Spartan Sports Network (Listen Live) | Affiliates|
|Satellite Radio||Ch. 145 (Sirius)/Ch. 195 (XM)/Ch. 957 (SiriusXM.com)|
|Radio (Mobile)||Broadcast available on Spartan Sports Network Mobile App: iPhone/iPad | Android|
|Game Notes||Michigan State | Western Michigan|
|Series Information||MSU leads, 12-2|
|Social Media||@MSU_Football | Facebook|
|No Bag Policy||NO BAGS OR PURSES OR DIAPER BAGS
These items NOT permitted in Spartan Stadium: No alcohol, seatbacks, cameras, radios larger than 5 ½ x 8 ½ x 2, containers of any kind, cases, video cameras or binocular cases, noisemakers, flag poles, banners or signs, smoking/tobacco, umbrellas, strollers, oversized hats, food or drink (one sealed bottle of water per fan; maximum -- 20 oz.), seat cushions with pouches or pockets, selfie-sticks or tripods, firearms or other weapons.
|No Bags or Purses||No provisions for checking and/or holding items deemed inappropriate; restricted items may not be left at or around the gates. Items left unattended will be removed and discarded. No seat cushions with pouches or pockets. Fans with necessary medical items should go to gate C or K to be permitted - MEDICAL NEEDS BAG CHECKS signs will be visible.|
|No Smoking/Tobacco||MSU is a tobacco free campus and the use of tobacco on MSU property is prohibited.|
|50-50||4 kiosks; Concourses - West near section 23, East -- near section 8, North near section 1, upper West near section 123 & vendors w/vests. Winners will be announced in the fourth quarter, posted on MSUSpartans.com under FANS and on MSU Athletics Twitter.|
|ATM||Within stadium gates - lower level: behind section 25; outside stadium gates: SW corner of Spartan Stadium by the track, the library and the International Center.|
|Concessions||Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay & Samsung Pay accepted at ALL full-service, permanent stands. Spartan Cash accepted in the south east corner near student seating (Sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 112).|
|Elevators||Gate F - press and elevator passes; Gate E - suite and club tickets; 1-day pass go to Guest Services.|
|First Aid||East concourse near section 7; West concourse near section 20; Upper West concourse near section 123.|
|Guest Services||Outside stadium (west) at Gates G & H. Inside stadium at West concourse opposite section 23. Wristbands for parents to write phone numbers and seat locations for children to wear are available at Guest Services.|
|Information Kiosks||Located at Gates B, C, D, G, J, K.|
|Lost and Found Items||Gate G -- Stadium Staffing room, one hour after the game contact MSU Police at 517-355-2222.|
|Persons with Disabilities or Special Needs||Lot 48 (Natural Resources) shuttle bus drops-off & picks up at north end gates. Ramps are ADA compliant and built to the latest code. Family bathrooms are located on the west side, 5th floor & NW concourse.|
|Police||East concourse, opposite section 9.|
|Programs||Available for purchase inside and outside Spartan Stadium.|
|See Something, Say Something||Text MSUPD to 274637 with message.|
|"7/9/1" Tailgating Times||When kickoff is set for noon or 1 p.m. tailgate lots will open at 7 a.m. If kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. tailgate lots will open at 9 a.m. For Saturday evening games, lots will open at 1 p.m. An exception to this rule is Friday evening games, when lots will open at 3:30 p.m. All fans are encouraged not to come before these times as traffic lineups will not be permitted.|
|Tailgating Sites||Tailgating is permitted in all public parking areas on campus. There are many parking and transportation options that can make your game day more enjoyable, including shuttle buses.
Because soil compaction endangers the long-term health of campus trees, vehicles cannot be parked on grass surfaces north of the Red Cedar River and are restricted to designated grass areas south of the Red Cedar River.
Munn Field is an alcohol-free parking area close to the stadium that is ideal for family tailgating. In the event of heavy rain, Munn Field will be closed and fans will be asked to park in Lot 89 (Commuter Lot) located off of Mount Hope Road and Farm Lane. Shuttle service from the lot will facilitate parking and transportation for those fans displaced from Munn. Parking in Lot 89 is free. A round-trip shuttle costs $5 per game.
|Tailgating Rules||MSU welcomes thousands of football fans to East Lansing and Spartan Stadium every football game day. 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:
Lots open at 7 a.m. for noon or 1 p.m. games, 9 a.m. for 3:30 p.m. games,1 p.m. for Saturday evening games and 3:30 p.m. for Friday evening games. (Early arriving fans will be turned away and not allowed to lineup in the roadway).
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.
|Open container ordinance||All fans are reminded of the "open container" ordinance adopted by the MSU Board of Trustees.The ordinance bans open containers of alcohol on campus and in all public areas of campus buildings.
However, on home football game days, enforcement of the ordinance will be suspended on campus for those of legal drinking age, during the hours parking lots are open for tailgating. Munn Field remains alcohol-free, as do the pedestrian areas immediately adjacent to Spartan Stadium as well as all public areas of campus buildings. Please be aware that open containers are not permitted in the city of East Lansing, even during football game days.
|"Keep It Green and Clean" trash pick-up||MSU Grounds staff members will hand out free green-and-white garbage bags to tailgaters a few hours before kickoff. All fans are encouraged to deposit their trash in the appropriate receptacles and to do their part in keeping the campus "green and clean."|
|Traffic Information||For game day traffic information listen to WJR-AM (760) and WMMQ-FM (94.9) Call (517) 432-TIME for game day kickoff times.|
|From the east||Those approaching campus from the east (I-96) are advised to take the Okemos Road exit. You will be routed from Okemos Road and Jolly Road to the shuttle parking areas located near Farm Lane and Mt. Hope Road. The parking is free and the cost of the shuttle is $5.
Fans with parking passes should follow Jolly Road to Hagadorn Road and go north to Shaw Lane. Enter campus on Shaw Lane and proceed to your designated lot.
|From the west||Fans traveling to the football game from the west side of the state should follow I-96 to 127 North and exit at the Jolly/Dunckel Road exit. Go east on Dunckel Road to Forest Road. You will be routed to shuttle parking near Farm Lane and Mt. Hope Road. The parking is free and the cost of the shuttle is $5.|
|From the north/south||Fans traveling to the football game on 127 (north or south) can exit onto Trowbridge Road. This route typically gets heavy traffic and may be congested because of the normal traffic flow in the area. Another option would be to take the Kalamazoo Street exit.
Fans with parking passes may want to use the route closest to their assigned parking area.