Michigan State football spring game (showcase) information released

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The Michigan State football spring practice season is wrapping up, and that means only one thing is on the minds of Spartans fans: the spring game.

This year it will actually be called the "spring showcase" but you get the picture.

The spring showcase will be an exciting time for players and fans as they get to celebrate the program and all the hard work the team has put in so far this offseason. The event will once again be held at Spartan Stadium and will take place on April 20th.

Important reminders for those in attendance

The gates will open at Spartan Stadium for the showcase at 12:15 p.m. ET on April 20. Immediately upon the gates opening, the team and Jonathan Smith will be available until 1 p.m. ET for pictures and autographs. At that point, you will be able to head to your seat and watch the team warm up before the showcase begins at 2 p.m.

Kenny Jordan with On3 also shared that fans will have a chance to go on the field, take pictures in a Michigan State helmet, jersey and pads and take pictures with team trophies. There will also be various games and activities setup in the councourse as well.

Jonathan Smith shares excitement for the event

It’s still unknown at this time if this event will be a game or glorified practice, but regardless of that head coach Jonathan Smith sounds very excited.

Smith shared, “We’re looking forward to engaging with our Spartan fans at the Spring Showcase to close out spring practice.”

Smith also went on to say “The players have been working really hard all spring and I appreciate their effort and dedication. This is a fun group to coach. It will be exciting for them to share an afternoon with the community in Spartan Stadium, both on the concourse signing autographs and on the playing field for the Spring Showcase. We will look to have some fun, make it competitive and put on a good show.”

The last part of his statement is what excites me the most. The team is still going to be competitive with one another and use this time to get better, but they also are still getting the community and fanbase involved and want to have fun. That’s when this event is at its best, a fun product to watch on the field while also being able to get up close and personal with the team.

The event is nearly two weeks away, so you better start planning your next trip to East Lansing to make it to Smith’s first spring showcase as the head coach. If you can’t make it out, the event will be streamed on BTN+ at 2 p.m. ET and then on the Big Ten Network at 4 p.m.