Event Calendar
Feb 16 - 18 , 2018

THE 49TH ANNUAL SPARTAN STAMPEDE

MSU Pavilion

The MSU Rodeo Club is proud to present the 49th annual Spartan Stampede Rodeo at the MSU Pavilion for Livestock Teaching and Research. This rodeo will showcase premier athletes from the ranks of the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA). 

The MSU Rodeo Club originated in 1969. In addition to organizing the Spartan Stampede, the club sends a team to compete in various rodeos throughout the Ozark Region. The proceeds of the rodeo will be used by the MSU Rodeo Club to cover travel costs from MSU intercollegiate rodeo competitors. It will also help provide scholarship funds for current and prospective MSU students.


More information on the rodeo

Driving and parking directions


Admission and Ticket Info

Seating is General Admission; Ringside seating is $20, Upper seating is $12 in advance.

Beginning Friday all Upper Seating will be $15.

Walk Up Purchase:

  • Walk Up sales for Friday will end at 4pm
    at Wharton Center and begin at 6pm at the Pavilion 
    (cash & credit).
  • Walk Up Purchase for both Saturday Rodeos will ONLY be
    available at the Pavilion on Saturday beginning at 12noon.
    No walkup sales on Saturday for Saturday's Rodeos at
    Wharton Center.
  • Walk Up Purchases for Sunday's Rodeo will only be available
    at the Pavilion on Sunday beginning at 12noon.
    No walk up sales on Sunday at Wharton.

Will Call Tickets: 

  • Will be available at the MSU Pavilion 2 hours 
    prior to each rodeo.

Additional Ticket Info:

  • Parking at the MSU Pavilion is FREE.
  • Children under 2yrs do not need a ticket.
  • Run Time is Approximately 2 hours.
  • Seating is General Admission.

Please call the ticket office (517)432-2000 for assistance.  

For non ticketed related rodeo questions call Brian Nielsen (517)432-1378.

Event Dates/Times

Event Details

  • Feb 16 - 18 , 2018
  • MSU Pavilion
  • $20 Ringside, $15 Upper Seating
  • All Ticket Sales will end Friday at 4pm at Wharton Center for the Rodeo's. Advance and Walk-Up Sales available 2 hrs prior to start time for each Rodeo performance at the MSU Pavilion only.

    Walk Up Purchase: Walk Up sales for Friday will end at 4pm at Wharton Center and begin at 6pm at the Pavilion. (cash & credit)


    Walk Up Purchase for the both Saturday Rodeos will ONLY be available at the Pavilion on Saturday beginning at 12noon.

    No walk up sales on Saturday for Saturday's Rodeos at Wharton.


    Walk Up Purchases for Sunday's Rodeo will only be available at the Pavilion on Sunday beginning at 12noon. No walk up sales on Sunday at Wharton.

    WILL CALL TICKETS: Will be available at the MSU Pavilion 2 hours prior to each rodeo.  

  • $10 Upper Level Seating tickets available with your MSU APID

  • On Sale Now

Policies & Accessibility

What Accessibility Services are offered at Wharton Center?

Wharton Center offers many patron services including Audio Description, Sign Language Interpretation, Assisted Listening Devices, Barrier-Free Parking and Wheel Chair Pick-up. Please visit the Accessibility page for more information.

Helpful Tips and Personal Responsibility Statement

To ensure your visit to Wharton Center is a great one, please visit the Helpful Tips page. Questions about cameras, children, late seating and parking can be answered here.

Can I exchange my ticket? What happens if I lose my ticket?

Exchanges, refunds, fees as well as Ticket Office hours and contact information can be found on the Ticket Office information page.

  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI
  • PHONE: (517) 432-2000
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