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I'm headed up to MSU for the game this Saturday and was looking for some tips:
-Where to park?
-What to see?
-Where to eat after?
Also was wondering if any other bucknutters were going or have gone and know of a good place to tailgate before the game??
"I'd rather die a winner than live being a loser, because when you are a loser, you die a little bit each day..."
I will be there and have been there several times. Not sure exactly what the dynamics will be since this will be the first time I have been there with gameday being there. The parking garage is good although I can not remember which one it is and where it is at lol.
As far as eatery, there are plenty of places. Woddy's is really cool bar/food place. Packed with students and lots of tv's
I too will be there.. I used to live in Lansing so we will be setting a nice tailgate by the library on campus, e. circle drive i think is the street.. parking is pretty scarce, but by the breslin center is pretty decent.. A nice spot to eat is a place called Gilbert and Blakes, its off exit 110 Okemos Road..More family friendly than East Lansing Bars..
I will be heading up as well. We need to try and get a location for all of us Bucknuts to meet up at. Strength is in numbers especially when in enemy territory.
Me and 2 buddies are going to be there. Maybe we can keep this thread going so we can use it to communicate with each other while in lansing on Saturday....
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I was at the infamous game back in the 70s (?) at MSU where we scored a TD with no time left, and 40 minutes later the BT commish declared an MSU win.Guess he didn't want the10,000 kids on the field to riot.
At another OSU-MSU game in East Lansing, a young mother sitting next to me
popped a boob and started feeding her baby. I missed the whole third quarter.
More fun than going to AA for a game.
Life-long Buckeye fan, but I've been going to MSU games for two years now. My son is a Junior there. Only a few lots that are open to the public. Here are some links:
MAP OF THE PARKING LOTS AVAILABLE:
There are some lots open to the public that are not shown on the map, but very few. All other lots you need a donor pass.
Great tailgating though, as the cmapus is pretty nice. Cops do not bother anyone, and you can drink all the way to the stadium without any issues. Can't take ANY bags into the stadium, but you are allowed one "unopened" bottle of water.
This post was edited by needmorebucks 19 months ago
It looks like the parking directly south of the Breslin Center is reserved and the parking just southeast of the Breslin Center is alcohol free. Maybe the Breslin Center is not the best place to park.
I was there also. Crazy way to end a game....or not end it.
No one in the stands knew what to think.
Went again to a game there in 1990....but didn't see any breast feeding.
I am going up with 6 other buddies, all buckeye fans. I work with someone who lived in East Lansing and they say its a fun place and that their fans are pretty friendly. I went to Wisconsin two years ago and I am sure MSU fans will not be any worse from what I experienced there which was really just taunting.
Can anyone post the stadium sections that are for visitors in MSU stadium?
I'm in the market for 2 tickets in any Buckeye section. Could meet someone in Cbus or at the game in East L.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Middle initial is "L".
Thanks! Go Bucks!
Sections 4,5 and 105 are pretty much the only visitor sections.
However,there WILL be lots of OSU fans sprinkled around the stadium. The MSU fans are NOT at all mean spirited, and really do not give anyone a hard time. Just lots of good spirited bantering. Last week there were ND fans throughout my area that no one bothered at all, even though they hate ND.
Sorry, don't know anyone with spare tickets. I'll be keeping mine. I've been looking forward to OSU coming to Lansing for over two years now, since I got MSU season tickets when my son started school here. Can't wait......... GO BUCKS!!!
Also, for anyone coming to tailgate.... get to the parking lots at 9:00 am SHARP, as they will fill up FAST. This is a big game up there, and they start partying early.
Thanks for the section info needmorebucks!
Thanks needmorebucks for the info, the wife and me are heading up for the first time so very helpful.
East Lansing is one of my favorite places to visit. The stadium is very nice, a cut above the Purdue level and maybe a notch below the Iowa level on the Big Ten hierarchy.
The campus is gorgeous. Lot of trees and brick buildings.
This is my suggestion for those driving in from Ohio and/or Detroit:
You will notice as you come down I-96 toward East Lansing that the exits marked for MSU and the stadium are all backed up (kind of like trying to go to Ann Arbor for that game).
I bypass those and drive around campus on the freeway. I take I-496 and U.S. 127 north to the middle of the city. I get off at Trowbridge and that puts you in about a half mile south of the stadium. That runs toward Breslin Center and, I assume, any number of parking places.
I've never run into much traffic doing that.
Of course, with a 330 start, the traffic should be spread out nicely. I plan on being there and parked by 1 or 130.
There are some good bars there. Been a long time since I stayed in Lansing or East Lansing, though.
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Thanks Steve! I greatly appreciate the insider info on how to best drive into East Lansing..should definitely come in handy!
I will be there early (plan on an 8 am arrival) so I can try to work my way into the student crowd to get in the College Gameday scene). Me and my buddy have some good and humorous signs in the works, so ya'll who can't make it should be able to pick us out.
To those who are going..sounds like a Breslin Center gathering may not be the best gathering spot for some pre-game tailgating. Any suggestions to those who have been before as to where is the best spot in order to get a pro-Buckeye gathering?
Thanks again to all those who gave great info! Much appreciated
Take heed of Steve's advice (above) on driving in to MSU. The route he lists is a good one. Heading north and coming in to campus from the west side is a very good idea. Traffic is a lot more friendly, and Trowbridge brings you just southwest of the campus, and good routs to get where you are going for tailgating. If heading to the East Lansing bars, head north on Harrison and that will take you to Grand River. Can head east or west. There is parking on side streets in small lots, north of Grand River.
All this talk about how to get around up north I decided to try to get to the MSU game, so if anyone has a couple of tickets come available PM me.
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