MSU Board Approves Spartan Stadium Lights
Michigan State University has been pondering the idea of permanent lights in Spartan Stadium. According to WILX.com, a stamp of approval has been given. The MSU Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve the up to $2.5 million construction project to install high efficiency LED lighting for stadium events.
Currently, temporary lights are brought in for night games and late afternoon games. In years past, the cost for these portable light towers were incurred by the television networks that need them most. But, apparently, a new contract with the Big Ten Conference calls for schools to incur the costs, as all but four of the fourteen stadiums in the conference have permanent lights.
There is still more political red tape to cut, however. The hopes are to begin the project by year's end, with everything wrapped up before the start of the 2017 football season.