Kalamazoo to host drive-in MSU-UM football game

Not everyone who wants to can attend in-person due to COVID restrictions, Kalamazoo's Homer Stryker Field will play host to a remote watch party.

In any normal year, tens-of-thousands of people would crowd the Big House in Ann Arbor for the annual University of Michigan-Michigan State University rivalry game. That can’t happen this year due to efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but a Kalamazoo stadium is offering the next best thing.

Kalamazoo’s Homer Stryker Field will host a socially-distanced tailgate on Saturday with the game displayed on the big screen at the end of the field. Festivities will begin at 11:30am, a half hour before kickoff.

The stadium is taking precautions to make sure it is a safe event, according to an article on MLive.

“We’re doing everything we can here to be safe,” said Nick Stoglin, the director of business relations for the Kalamazoo Growlers, which calls Homer Stryker Field home. “We’ll have lots of room to spread people out and it looks like it’s supposed to be nice out, so we are expecting a good day.”

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