East Lansing, Mich. In an effort to ensure the health and safety of fans, student-athletes, coaches, officials, staff and students, tailgating will be prohibited in all parking lots and campus spaces this football season.
The Michigan State University Police Department will continue to enforce University Ordinance 21.03, which prohibits the possession of open or uncapped containers of alcoholic beverages and the consumption of alcoholic beverages in all public areas of lands governed by the MSU Board of Trustees and in all public areas of campus buildings.
“On home football game days, certain rules are normally suspended,” said Captain Chris Rozman, MSU Police public information officer. “However, for this football season parking lots will be closed and there will be no tailgating allowed on campus to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and to promote a safe environment for Spartans and visitors.”
Police officers will be strictly enforcing the open alcohol ordinance campus-wide, as well as all other local and state laws, emergency and executive orders, and the MSU Community Compact to ensure compliance.
“We are encouraging all Spartan fans to watch the upcoming football season from home in a safe manner,” Rozman added. The MSU Police Department strongly discourages anyone to commute to campus for the purposes of tailgating.