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Aug. 31, 2010

Parking lot opening times vary for MSU tailgaters

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University football fans planning to tailgate prior to this year’s games are once again encouraged to remember the numbers 7, 9 and 1.

These will help you remember at what times MSU’s tailgate parking lots open for business.

For example, if a game is slated to begin at noon or 1 p.m., lots will open at 7 a.m. That would include the game this Saturday, Sept. 4, against Western Michigan University which has a noon kickoff.

If a game has a 3:30 p.m. kickoff, the lots will open at 9 a.m.

And for evening games, such as the Sept. 18 game against Notre Dame which has an 8 p.m. kickoff, the lots will open at 1 p.m.

Lots will remain open three hours after each game.

Spartan fans are reminded of the “open container” ordinance, adopted by the MSU Board of Trustees in 2005. 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 the main campus for those of legal drinking age, during the hours parking lots are open for tailgating. Munn Field remains alcohol-free, as do pedestrian areas immediately adjacent to Spartan Stadium.

More information is available about traffic, shuttle bus service and traffic routes at this website. View the the complete 2010 MSU football schedule here.


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