EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Michigan State University is now planning for big changes for football fans.

The Athletics’ Department has now decided it wants make the game day experience a little bit more enjoyable, including having the party sooner.

Officials also say there is a new bag policy, which allows certain bags into the stadium this year.

According to a press release, clear bags will be allowed into Spartan Stadium. This is something MSU officials had previously banned with its no bag policy.

Bags allowed into Spartan Stadium:

  • Clear
  • Plastic vinyl
  • P.V.C.
  • Sizes up to 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One gallon Ziploc bags
  • Small clutch bags
  • Camera bags

The second initiative being put into place includes starting the party a little earlier. This season, tailgating lots for 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. kickoffs will now be open at 7 a.m.

For evening games, lots will open at 11 a.m. versus the prior 1 p.m. These rules apply for all tailgating lots throughout campus.

“That’s the atmosphere we want to have here, I mean I’ve been in places where they started tailgating on Thursday nights,” said Mel Tucker, MSU Football Coach. “We’re getting closer to that. Alan (Alan Haller) has done a great job organizing this, and the fan experience is very important to us.”

MSU officials believe these new changes will bring a lot of excitement to fans.