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Michigan State To Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of Spartan Stadium This Fall

Photo courtesy of @MSU_Football on Twitter.

The Michigan State football program will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Spartan Stadium this fall and will mark the occasion with a commemorative logo, which will be worn on the back of the team’s helmet.

The logo incorporates various parts of the stadium, including south end zone scoreboard at the top and the aerial view of the venue as its overall shape. The design across the middle also blends stadium architecture with the laces of a football.

Michigan State’s primary logo is prominently displayed at the top of the logo to match the scoreboard’s design, while “100” is flanked near the bottom by the years 1923 and 2023. There are also six rivets throughout, signifying the program’s six national championships.

Michigan State, known then as the Michigan Agricultural College Aggies, defeated Lake Forest, 21-6, in the first game played at Spartan Stadium, which was originally named College Field, on Oct. 6, 1923. 

Photo courtesy of @MSU_Football on Twitter.

The Spartans have won nearly 70 percent of their games (383-166-13) played at home in the years since, capturing nine Big Ten championships along the way. They have gone undefeated at home 21 times since 1923, most recently in 2021.

The stadium, which was known as Macklin Field from 1935-47 and Macklin Stadium from 1948-56 in honor of former coach John Macklin, originally held 13,064 fans. Current capacity is 75,005, though a record 80,401 people attended the 20-19 loss to No. 1 Notre Dame on Sept. 22, 1990.

Michigan State is set to open the 2023 season against Central Michigan on Sept. 1. It’s one of just six home games on the schedule this fall after the Spartans moved their Nov. 24 matchup with Penn State to Ford Field in Detroit.