MSU to host Penn State at Ford Field in finale
Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Elder WriterMay 24, 2023, 01:21 PM ET
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- Graduate of Northwestern University.Michigan State will finish up its routine season
versus Penn State at Detroit’s Ford Field, a game transferred to Friday, Nov. 24, and to the Big Ten’s brand-new primetime bundle with NBC.The Spartans will dip into Ford Field for the very first time considering that 2010, providing six true home games this fall. The 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff on Nov. 24 belongs to the Big 10’s brand-new primetime bundle with NBC, one of the league’s two brand-new media partners for a seven-year contract that starts this season.Athletic director Alan Haller said in a declaration that the game is a “unique chance”to play football in a city
and a region that is house to nearly half of Michigan State’s student body and 100,000 alumni. The Michigan State-Penn State game will belong to a four-day football stretch spanning Thanksgiving weekend, where Ford Field will host the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game and the Michigan high school state championships.”We expect that the experience will be so much more than a football game for our Spartan faithful,”Haller stated in a statement.
“The decision to move a house game out of Spartan Arena was provided careful factor to consider, as we understand the effect it will have on some fans. As a neighborhood partner, we recognize house football brings benefits to the entire Mid-Michigan location. The truth that this game falls on a vacation weekend Friday increased our willingness make the move. I think our season ticket holders still have a strong collection of house games highlighted by Michigan and a premier non-conference game against Washington, with an overall of 6 home games simply as we had in 2021.”The Big Ten approached Michigan State about moving the game, originally set for Nov. 25 at Spartan Stadium, to the NBC primetime area on Black Friday, and to Ford Field. Michigan State then talked to Ford Field and the Michigan High School Athletic Association, which shifted its national championship from Friday and Saturday to Saturday and Sunday.”The Huge Ten Conference is delighted that Michigan State will be hosting Penn State at Ford Field in prime-time show on NBC, “Big Ten commissioner Tony Petitti said in a ready statement.”We are extremely grateful for the cooperation in between
our member institutions, broadcast partners, Ford Field and the Detroit Lions to offer this special opportunity and unbelievable direct exposure for our student-athletes on Black Friday. “Michigan State will reimburse tickets and parking to season-ticket holders for the original Penn State game, and offer the Ford Field game as a standalone contest.The Spartans were the roadway group in a 2010 game at Ford Field versus Florida Atlantic, which moved the game since building and construction on its stadium was not finished in time. Prior to 2010, Michigan State last played in Detroit in 1944 against Wayne State.