Michigan State football’s final game of the season will take place at a major venue: Ford Field in Detroit. The Michigan State Ford Field football game, now set for Black Friday, will close out the 2023 regular season against Penn State. The last time the played at Ford Field on September 11, 2010.
For those who want to watch at home, the game will air on NBC and stream on Peacock, on Friday, Nov. 24. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
“This is an exciting opportunity for our program to play in prime time on a holiday weekend,” MSU head football coach Mel Tucker said in a statement. “Our players will be able to compete in an NFL environment while being showcased in the national spotlight. I’m looking forward to our fans creating a loud atmosphere and giving us a home-field advantage at Ford Field.”
“This is a unique opportunity, for both our football program and our fan base, to play a Black Friday game at Ford Field,” MSU vice president and director of athletics Alan Haller said in a press release. “Southeast Michigan is home to 100,000 alums, nearly 50 percent of our student body and countless more Spartan fans. Our men’s basketball team has experienced tremendous support in Detroit, both at Ford Field and Little Caesars Arena, and we’re excited to bring Spartan Football to our fans in the Motor City. The city is important to our mission not only as an athletic department, but our entire University. We anticipate that the experience will be so much more than a football game for our Spartan faithful.”
According to the MSU, season ticket holders and student season pass holders will be able to get refunds for tickets and parking to the originally scheduled Penn State game at Spartan Stadium. The move is getting mixed reviews, but it’s official. For more information on the game and to purchase tickets or get refunds, go here. Go green!