Michigan State University won’t allow tailgating for Spartans' home football games

EAST LANSING (AP) — Tailgating and alcohol are banned on football Saturdays at Michigan State University, campus police said Wednesday.

Parking lots will also be closed, all in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Certain rules are typically suspended for home football games, but not this year, Capt. Chris Rozman said.

“We are encouraging all Spartan fans to watch the upcoming football season from home in a safe manner,” Rozman said.

There will be no public sale of tickets to Spartan Stadium. The first home game is Oct. 24 against Rutgers.