Traditionally spring sports don't draw many fans. MSU is hoping that now changes. The school has poured money into facilities at Old College Field, the latest being the Secchia Softball Stadium, with 1,200 seats and it looks similar to the McLane Baseball Stadium which seats twice as many and was completed two years ago. Neither sport has been that big a deal over the years in the won/lost column. Throw in cold Michigan weather and spectators have been scant.
As it is MSU's baseball team is done with Michigan and couldn't play at home this last Saturday because of the weather. But the Spartans have a seemingly good team at 15-5 heading to Iowa and the Big Ten opening series-- Michigan was considered non conference. Softball is 18-13 heading into Big Ten and home opening games at 1pm Saturday and Sunday against Wisconsin. I think weather and winning, the two big W's are the keys to improved attendance. The facilities are now good enough, but whether interest peaks or not remains to be seen. Baseball has some local players of note and softball has had some in previous years, but they alone have not been enough to draw more fans. We'll see.