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Michigan State University introduces metal detectors at Spartan Stadium

September 6, 2023

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EAST LANSING, Mich. --- Michigan State University is introducing walk-through metal detectors at Spartan Stadium. This new addition adds to the university’s already-existing expansive safety and security portfolio. The metal detectors will be in place for the MSU football game on Sept. 9 vs. Richmond.

"We are committed to continuing to enhance our safety and security portfolio at Michigan State University,” said Vice President and Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch. “This new addition to Spartan Stadium will continue to make sure the venue remains safe for all to enjoy.”

Guests are encouraged to arrive at Spartan Stadium early to expedite their entry. When entering the stadium, guests will not have to initially remove items from their pockets unless the metal detector alarms. In this case, guests will be checked individually with a security wand.

Currently, walk-through metal detectors are already in place at the Breslin Center. They will also be added to the Wharton Center, Munn Ice Arena, and the MSU Tennis Center. Additional details regarding how each venue will utilize the metal detectors will be shared once available.

The metal detectors are managed by MSU Police and Public Safety. Fans can also receive game day updates from the department by texting SPARTANFB23 to 888777. Updates include information about safety and security, potential game delays, parking and traffic suggestions, bag policies, and more.



Dana Whyte, Communications Manager and Spokesperson, Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety  

517-282-3711 |

Matt Larson, Associate AD/Communications, Michigan State Athletics

517-355-2271 |