The Spartans are going to Indy

Posted at 11:14 AM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 11:14:18-05

The Michigan State Spartans (11-1) will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (12-0) on Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the Big Ten Championship Game. The game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana with kickoff at 8:17 pm.

The Hawkeyes will be making their first appearance at a conference championship game while the Spartans will be returning for the third time in the past five years. Iowa leads the all time series against Michigan State (23-20-2). At their last meeting in 2013, Michigan State took home the victory.

The coverage for the big game will begin at 6:00 pm. The locally produced sports program Press Pass All Stars with Jack Ebling will feature a special segment called "Spartans 2015: Simply INDY-scribable from 6 to 7 pm on FOX47. You can find the game on the radio at WJIM AM and WMMQ FM in Lansing. For a complete list of radio stations that will feature the game click here.

For the Spartans making the trip to Indy, here are a few things to remember:

  • Make sure to wear the most important colors on game day (Green & White)
  • ESPN College GameDay will be live from 9 am-noon at Pan American Plaza (201 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225)
  • There are over 70,000 parking spaces available downtown near Lucas Oil Stadium, to look at all of the parking areas, click here
  • Banners/Signs are permitted in the stadium as long as they are in good taste and they do not obstruct the views of other fans
  • Some items that are prohibited: outside food/beverages, large purses, or backpacks, video recorders, cameras with lenses longer than 4 inches, selfie sticks, and artificial noise makers

If you are looking for a place in Indy to eat or hangout before, during, or after game, these are the places for Spartans:

  • Ram Restaurant & Brewery: 140 S. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Champps: 49 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Harry & Izzy's: 153 S. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Indianapolis Colts Grille: 110 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46227
  • Dick's Last Resort: 111 Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Slippery Noodle: 372 S. Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Prime 47: 47 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • High Velocity: 10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Kilroys: 201 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225