Michigan State University Police want football fans watch a new video before coming to Spartan Stadium.
The MSU Athletic Department posted the video on it's Youtube page this week. It's nearly 3 minutes long and gives Spartan fans their own game plan in case of an emergency evacuation.
Last year, stormy weather forced authorities to evacuate the stadium twice during home games. MSU Police say each time, they fine tuned their evacuation plan. Officer Steven Beard worked with the Athletic Department to produce the video. "I think its easier for people to understand if they can see it visually, the way that we did it with the sections and how the stadium was broken down. Most people know beforehand where they're going to sit in the stadium, so it provided a visual concept for them. They could recognize where they were sitting and where they would go if we decided to evacuate."
Captain Penny Fischer says the video is an important safety tool. Depending on where they are seated in the stadium, fans will be directed to one of three nearby campus buildings for shelter. "The three facilities that are listed, Munn Ice Arena, IM West and Wells Hall are actually staffed during the game with custodial staff who will have the capability once notified to unlock the doors to allow entrance. We will also have officers and our security staff assisting people inside the buildings."