EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 15: Head coach Mel Tucker of the Michigan State Spartans reacts from the side line during the first quarter of their game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Spartan Stadium on October 15, 2022 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

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!

2024 NFL Draft in Detroit: Official Dates and More Announced

  • 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit: Official Dates

    The NFL Draft for 2024 is set to take place April 25-27 in Downtown Detroit. The Draft will bring together some major faces in college and professional football, all gathering in the Motor City, with the event set for the area around Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza. Hundreds of thousands of fans from around the US are projected to come.

    2022 NFL Draft - Rounds 4-7

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 30: Detroit Lions fan Tiasha Horton dances with Blue Man Group during round four of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 30, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

  • 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit: The Excitement is Building

    “It’s another great day in the Detroit region, with the official announcement of dates for the 2024 NFL Draft,” said Visit Detroit President and CEO Claude Molinari said in a statement. “Fans locally and across the nation can now mark their calendars and plan their visit for a celebration of football and Detroit hospitality. Planning will intensify and we will continue to collaborate with the City of Detroit, the Detroit Lions, Downtown Detroit Partnership and other key stakeholders to ensure the event creates a beneficial lasting legacy for all members of our community.”

    “We are thrilled to bring the 2024 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light to Detroit, a tremendous hub of sports and culture,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL Executive Vice President of Club Business, League Events and International. “With the Lions’ passionate fanbase and incredible local partners, we know the Motor City will make an unforgettable Draft experience as we celebrate all 32 teams, the Draft prospects, and the future of football.”

    2022 NFL Draft - Round 1

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 28: (L-R) Jameson Williams poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell onstage after being selected 12th by the Detroit Lions during round one of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 28, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

  • 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit: Extra fun

    According to officials, the NFL Draft Experience – the NFL’s interactive football theme park – will be available for all three days of the draft. Fans will be able to play games, view interactive exhibits, partake in autograph sessions and take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

    “Detroiters have shown many times our ability to put on highly successful national events and we will be ready again to welcome the world next April,” Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said in a statement. “Next year’s NFL Draft is going be an incredible opportunity for hundreds of thousands of visitors to see the progress our city is making.”

    “We are excited to be partnering with the city of Detroit and the NFL to bring the 2024 NFL Draft to Detroit,” Detroit Lions President & CEO Rod Wood added. “We look forward to showcasing the culture, energy, and passion of our vibrant downtown as a part of one of the NFL’s marquee annual events.”

    2022 NFL Draft - Round 1

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 28: Aidan Hutchinson poses onstage after being selected second by the Detroit Lions during round one of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 28, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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