Following the lead of other pro and college teams around the country, Michigan State is allowing fans to purchase cutouts to be displayed inside Spartan Stadium this football season. At this point, the only spectators expected to be allowed inside the stadium this fall are family members of players and coaches from both teams.

So for those Spartan supporters who want to be at the game without physically being at the game, here’s your opportunity. Through a partnership with Perk Social, MSU fans can buy cutouts in sideline and end zone sections for $75. Season ticket holders will pay $55 for their likeness to be in the stands, while it’ll cost $50 for students, Jr. Spartan Club members or pets. Those who want their cutouts sent to them after the season will need to pay an additional $25.

The placement of the cutouts will be done on a first-come, first serve basis, with a deadline of Oct. 17. The Spartans open the season at home on Oct. 24 against Rutgers and have three additional home games against Indiana (Nov. 14), Northwestern (Nov. 28) and Ohio State (Dec. 5).

Click here to begin the process of making and buying your cutout to be placed in Spartan Stadium.

In reinstating the 2020 fall football season, the Big Ten presidents and chancellors initially agreed not to have any conference stadiums host fans or sell tickets to the public this year. MSU athletic director Bill Beekman, in a Zoom interview on Sept. 16, said he didn’t expect the conference to change its stance on fans.

“A month ago, two months ago, we never thought we’d be quite where we are today, so I think it’s hard to predict where we might be a month or two from now,” Beekman said last month. “… If we can have fans in the stands at all this season, it’d be very, very few people in a very physically-distanced sort of way, and I think probably that’s unlikely,” Beekman said. “We seem to be in a land of never say never. You never know quite what’s gonna happen, but no, I think our first priority are those family members of our student-athletes and allowing their moms and dads to be there to watch them play. And after that, we’ll just sort of take it game by game, week by week.

“The presidents and chancellors have expressed that at this point they’d prefer not to have spectators, and certainly I think that’s the right call at the moment. And if there’s a point in time that we want to revisit that, then we’ll revisit it.”

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