Photo: Spartan Stadium is getting a $20 million makeover
By the kickoff of the 2014 season, Michigan State's Spartan Stadium is going to look drastically different than it did just a few short seasons ago, pending final approval.
With one of the biggest video boards in the country going up before the start of the 2012 season, and approved plans to break ground on a building at the north end of the stadium after this season, Spartan Stadium will go through a much needed updat for 2014.
The new two story building's lower level will house locker rooms for both home and visiting teams and coaches, a locker room for officials, an equipment room and media center, according to the Lansing State Journal. Leading up to this addition media interviews were done in portable trailers and there were no locker rooms for game officials. Needless to say, this will be a big upgrade.
The upper level will have new restrooms and concession areas connected to the already existing concourse of Spartan Stadium, as well as a recruiting room for all sports, where coaches from different sports can host players during games and the football staff can catch up with their recruits after games.
During our Midwest tour a few weeks ago, Michigan State's staff shared their excitement about the new facility with us, especially with regards to the recruiting room. The new concession area will be models for what the University wants to do in the coming years with all concession stands and the recruiting room is going to be an impressive, convenient place for coaches to mingle with recruits and their families after games.
Take a look at what the new facility will look like below.