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Spartan Stadium - install permanent field lighting

Project phase: Archived

Project background

  • Currently, the Athletic department rents lighting systems to temporarily light the Spartan Stadium field for nighttime events.
  • These are provided and paid for by the television networks broadcasting from the facility.
  • The installation of permanent lighting is a requirement of the new Big Ten broadcast agreement, which goes into effect for the 2017 football season.

Project scope

  • Installation of permanent LED field lighting in Spartan Stadium.
  • Field lighting will meet NCAA National Championship broadcast lighting levels of 125 vertical foot candles.
  • Field lighting will be fully controllable.


  • Minimal pedestrian detouring around facility
  • Potential single-lane closure of the east service drive to the Service Garage, however it will be accessible at all times


  • Construction start: February 2017
  • Ready for use: July 2017


  • $2,000,000 which includes a $178,000 contingency. The project will be funded by auxiliary activities - Intercollegiate Athletics.

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Interactive detour map with current closure information for motorists and pedestrians.