The Central Michigan, Michigan State rivalry has been intense throughout the past few years, to say the least. This season Michigan State is making the trip up north to Mount Pleasant, Mich. to play against the Chippewas. This is great news for Mount Pleasant because, for at least one weekend, this game will boost local business and bring much needed support to a small Michigan city, just like most of them in Michigan, that can use all of the financial support that it can get.
If you’re an out of town State fan, don’t expect to find an empty hotel room, as every hotel has sold out of rooms.
Area hotels sold out for MSU-CMU game. Some 60,000 people expected in town. Key to traffic is arrive early and stay late.
— Rick Mills (@RickMills2) August 16, 2012
Also, according to the Morning Sun, the City of Mount Pleasant is preparing a plan to handle to increased amount of traffic, and needed safety, that it is expected to see during this weekend. It’s truly a great sign for fans of both teams because Central Michigan University is taking this game as serious as possible.
On Friday, the Central Michigan football Twitter account announced that the CMU-MSU game was a sellout and that the Sept. 8 game is expected to be a record crowd.
To say the least, this game should be something special for both programs involved.