Join us at our annual green-tie gala and support the MSU legacy

March 4th, 2017

A premium open bar, gourmet cuisine featuring strolling chef tables with impressive hors d'oeuvre's, lively and entertaining music featuring other special performances, and more! Join us for this remarkable event and you will remember the delicious food & drink, dancing, and new friends for a lifetime.

Historic Venue

Hosted at the Chicago History Museum, this modern space is full of significant moments from Chicago's past. Combined with our own touch of Green and White memories, this evening will surely be unforgettable!

Special Guests

SpartyBall 2017 will be full of VIPs and distinguished alumni from the past and present, with more details announced in the coming weeks.

After Party

For those who want to keep the night going we will be hosting an exclusive after party.

A Night to Remember Join the Chicago Spartans and over 400 MSU alumni for an exquisite night of food, fun, dancing and drinks. Together we will celebrate the past, present, and future of Michigan State and it's special connection to the Chicago community.

New this year--get in on all the action with our online silent auction!

SpartyBall is going high-tech this year.  We’re pleased to offer online and mobile bidding for our Silent Auction. You can now place bids online with your smartphone or mobile device. Even if you can’t make to this year’s event – you can still participate in our amazing auction!

Over the past twelve years, the MSU Alumni Foundation of Metro Chicago has built Spartyball into the very best “Sparty Party” around. We are looking forward to making 2017 the most memorable SpartyBall yet! Each year, we bring together alumni and friends from across the country for an evening of philanthropy and fun.

Our VIP Reception, including a champagne toast with special MSU guests begins at 6:00 P.M. Limited number of VIP tickets available.

All net proceeds from the event will benefit our endowed scholarships, which directly help students from Illinois interested in attending Michigan State University. MSU Alumni Foundation of Metro Chicago is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Special Early Bird Pricing ends January 1, 2017. Hurry, there are limited quantities and these discounted tickets will sell out quicky.

Young Alumni

Main Event from 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Hosted Premium Bar
Premium Buffet
Live Band
Silent Auction

General Admission

Main Event from 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Hosted Premium Bar
Premium Buffet
Live Band
Silent Auction


Includes admission to Main Event plus:
1-hour VIP reception at 6:00pm
Guest Speakers
Meet and greet with Spartan VIPs and distinguished alumni

About the Venue


Chicago History Museum

1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Museum offers a beautiful venue for Sparty Ball. Guests will enjoy exclusive access to exhibits within the museum, with plenty of room to enjoy all the other exciting aspects you've come to expect from the best Sparty party in town. get directions