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Michigan State University - Spartan Stadium
This panorama, taken by James Blakeway, features the Michigan State football team battling their in-state and Big Ten Conference rival for the Paul Bunyan-Governor of Michigan Trophy at Spartan Stadium. The trophy is awarded to the winner of the annual football game between the Michigan State Spartans and the University of Michigan Wolverines and reflects the state's history as a major lumber-producing state. The Spartans gained varsity football status in 1896 and moved into Spartan Stadium when it opened in 1923. Spartan Stadium seats 75,005 fans, though frequently holds more than 80,000 spectators. Michigan State University, founded in 1855, is America's pioneer land-grant university.