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Spartyball 2019 – Roots of MSU
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About SpartyBall

This annual tradition brings together Michigan State University alumni, friends and fans for an evening of fun, reflection and philanthropy. For more than a decade, the MSU Alumni Club of Metro Chicago has built SpartyBall into the best Sparty Party around.

Spartyball 2019 is dedicated to the Roots of MSU — a reflection on where all Spartans begin their journey into adulthood. We hope to remind Spartan alumni of the roots they planted in East Lansing. Those roots allow us to celebrate the past and grow with the future. We may no longer be “by the banks of the Red Cedar,” but the roots we planted provide strength and memories to move forward as we celebrate Michigan State University.

Spartyball 2019 is wonderful chance to celebrate our Spartan roots and growth while also giving back the gift that each of us has received – a world class education from Michigan State University. We are thrilled to welcome you to help us celebrate Michigan State University’s 164 years of growth for Spartyball 2019 here in the Windy City.

Latest Updates

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VIA is the Official SpartyBall Transportation Sponsor!

Our friends at Via are providing rides to and from the event! New to Via? Get 2 Free Rides (up to $10 value each) with promo code* CHISPARTANS Already a Via member and headed to a watch party? Get 20% off your ride – use promo code** CHISPARTANS20 DOWNLOAD THE APP *CHISPARTANS valid for new

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Live Band Update: Announcing Matt Lewis and The Union

We all know that one of the best parts about Spartyball is the live entertainment. This year is no different and we want you to have fun dancing and moving to the music! That’s why we are so excited to welcome Matt Lewis and The Union to 2019 Spartyball! From Motown and Journey to Bruno

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Get Excited for 2019 by remembering 2018

Event Pricing

Tickets for every Spartan.

Young Alumni


Live Music

Premium open bar

Delicious cuisine

Discounted Pricing

General Admission


Live Music

Premium open bar

Delicious cuisine

Exceptional Silent Auction

VIP Access


Early access to venue

Meet VIPs

Special champagne toast

Photo with Sparty

All the other ticket benefits

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The Venue

Chicago Cultural Center

Steeped in local history, the People’s Palace is a downtown institution that stretches from Washington to Randolph Streets, and Michigan Avenue to Garland Court. A Tiffany-stained glass dome, mother of pearl mosaics, a Carrara marble lobby — the Chicago Cultural Center’s dazzling interior is the perfect backdrop for an elegant evening to support Chicago Spartans.
The building was designed in the Classical Revival style, taking inspiration from the monumental structures of ancient Greece and Rome, and the finely detailed buildings of the Italian Renaissance.
With its historic interiors restored to their original grandeur, the Chicago Cultural Center is listed as a Chicago Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602