Attending a Michigan State University (MSU) football game is an exciting experience for students. As a student, you have access to discounted tickets for home football games at Spartan Stadium. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to purchase student tickets for MSU football games.
Eligibility for Student Tickets
To be eligible for student tickets, you must be an enrolled MSU student during the semester you want to attend the game. Tickets are available for all full-time and part-time undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Students need to present a valid MSU student ID when picking up tickets.
Full-Time vs Part-Time Status
Both full-time and part-time students can purchase student tickets. Full-time students are eligible for one ticket per game, while part-time students can request a maximum of one ticket for the entire season.
Graduate and Professional Students
Graduate and professional students have the same eligibility as undergraduate students. You need to be enrolled during the semester of the game you want to attend.
When Do Student Tickets Go on Sale?
Student tickets for home football games go on sale approximately 2 weeks before each game. The exact on-sale dates are announced at the beginning of each season. Make sure to check your MSU email for notifications so you don’t miss the chance to get tickets.
Limited Ticket Availability
Keep in mind that student ticket availability is limited for popular home games against big rivals like Michigan and Ohio State. These games will sell out very quickly.
How to Purchase Student Tickets
There are two ways MSU students can purchase football tickets – online or in-person.
Purchasing online is the quickest and easiest way to buy student tickets. Follow these steps:
- Visit gopsusports.com and log into your student account
- Click on the “Tickets” tab
- Filter by sport – Football
- Select the game you want to attend
- Choose your ticket quantity (1 for full-time, 1 for the entire season for part-time)
- Enter your payment method and complete your order
Your e-tickets will be emailed to you and available on your student account to scan at the stadium entrance on game day.
You can also purchase student tickets in-person at the MSU Athletic Ticket Office located at 535 Chestnut Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Bring your MSU student ID card to purchase tickets.
Student Ticket Prices
One of the best perks of being a student is access to steeply discounted tickets. Student ticket prices are listed below:
|Student Ticket Price
|Other Big 10 Opponents
These student ticket prices are significantly discounted compared to regular ticket prices. For example, a regular ticket to the Michigan game costs $195, while students pay just $75. Purchasing student tickets results in huge savings.
Getting Your Tickets
After purchasing tickets online or in-person, you’ll need to complete one additional step to get your physical ticket for entry. There are two options:
If you purchased online, you can download your ticket to your smartphone to scan digitally at the stadium entrance. Be sure you have a charged phone.
You can pick up a printed ticket by visiting the MSU Athletic Ticket Office during business hours within the week leading up to the game. Bring your MSU ID. Tickets must be picked up by 5:00 PM the Friday before game day.
Game Day Info
Here are some tips for enjoying game day with your student ticket:
- Arrive early – gates open 90 minutes before kickoff.
- Enter through the designated student entrances (gates B, D, F).
- Have your ticket and ID ready for scanning.
- Find your seat promptly. Students sit together in sections 32-41.
- Wear green and white to show your Spartan pride!
- Stay spirited and cheer on our team. Go Green! Go White!
Purchasing Guest Tickets
Students are only allowed to purchase one ticket for themselves. However, you can purchase guest tickets for friends and family:
- Guest tickets are full price.
- Limit of 4 guest tickets per student.
- Guests sit with students in the student sections.
- Buy guest tickets online via your student account up until game day.
Following Student Ticket Policies
When purchasing and using student tickets, be sure to follow these policies:
- Present a valid MSU student ID matching the ticket holder name.
- Student tickets are non-transferable.
- Tickets cannot be resold.
- Violating policies may result in revoked ticket privileges.
Joining the Student Section
Sitting in the student section creates an electric atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the stadium. All students with tickets are allowed in the student sections.
Standing Room Only
The lower student sections are standing room only. If you want a seated ticket, request a seat in the upper deck student sections when purchasing.
To get a prime spot in the student section right near the field, make sure to enter the stadium right when gates open. Students flood into the lower sections first.
Attending MSU football games is an essential part of the student experience. Following this guide will ensure you get student tickets and have an amazing time cheering on the Spartans. Go Green!