A small amount of fans will be permitted to attend Michigan State’s spring game on Saturday, April 24. The school announced plans for attendance on Saturday afternoon.

Per Michigan State, the school will distribute approximately 6,000 free digital tickets for the event. The marching band and cheer teams will also be permitted to attend the annual event next weekend.

That will still keep Michigan State in compliance with the Michigan Department Health and Human Services’ capacity limits, set at 20% of maximum capacity.

“We are excited to be able to welcome a limited number of fans, including for the first time all year, the general public, to Spartan Stadium,” athletic director Bill BeekmanĀ said. “There’s a buzz building around the Spartan football program and I know our student-athletes and coaches will love to have fans in attendance, with many more tuning in on television and radio. I’d also like to thank our staff who has worked diligently to put together a plan that complies with all of the MDHHS requirements to make this event accessible to our fans.”

“We’re looking forward to having our Spartan fans watch us live in Spartan Stadium,” said head coach Mel Tucker. “Our fans are hungry for football. We want to engage our fans and we understand that they are a vital part of our program. It’s a positive first step in connecting with our community and giving them a chance to see what our program is all about. To be able to take the field with the band playing ‘Victory for MSU’ and fans cheering will be a great way to complete spring practice.”

This will be Michigan State’s first spring game under Tucker, after the 2020 spring season was scrapped due to the pandemic.

Michigan State’s spring game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET. It will be covered by Big Ten Network, as well.