The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 25, 1979-Page
Spartans Ponder Expansion
105,000 capacity would surpass. Michigan
EAST LANSING (UPI)-Michigan State might
be able to cram 20,000 more seats into Spartan
Stadium within a few years if the MSU Football
team continues its winning ways, Athletic Direc-
tor Joseph Kearney said yesterday.
Kearney said increasing the stadium's capacity
from the present 76,000 to as many as 105,000
depends on continued football sellouts.
"IF WE COULD sell out for at least three
seasons with a waiting list, then I could see in-
creasing the size of the stadium," Kearney said.
He said the seats would be added in the end
zones with the construction of decks over the
present student and visitor sections.
Kearney said the process would be expensive,
costing up to $100 per seat with an overall project
price tag of at least $20 million.
IF MICHIGAN State-which sold out most
games last year-sells out the remainder this
season and all of the next, construction dreams
could become a reality in 1981 or 1982, Kearney
The only tickets left for this season, Kearney
said, are for the Minnesota contest Nov. 10, and
those are going fast.
,The issue of increasing the capacity of the
stadium came up after more than 200 students
spent the Miami of Ohio contest crammed into the
THE STUDENTS, who purchased the tickets.
during registration, found no seats matching their
Michigan State ticket manager Bill Beardsley
said the mixup occurred because stadium workers
did not complete a scheduled renumbering project
Beardsley said the workers, who were branding
the wooden benches with seat numbers, omitted
two seats from each aisle.
KEARNEY SAID ticket sales have jumped
dramatically in his three-year tenure from 18,000
in 1977 to 25,000 this year-the limit placed on
student sales by the university's policy-making
The council meets each spring to decide how
many seats will be sold, Kearney said.
Revenue from student seats, which cost $4.50
each, goes to pay off a bond on Munn Ice Arena,
not to general athletic coffers.
THE H OUSE THAT Darryl might add on to. If the Michigan State Spartans
continue their winning ways and ticket demands continue to outnumber
available seating, Spartan Stadium in East Lansing might be expanding to
seat over 105,000 in the early 1980's.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Heikkinen leads harriers in Canadian win
By K.C. CHOTINER
After a grueling 4.3 mile run through
the Canadian wilderness, Michigan
harriers triumphantly claimed a team
championship in the Springback Road
Race, [London, Ontario.
The 32-point final score was led by
fifth place finishing Dan Heikkinen of
Michigan, clocking in at 19:54. This
time was 25 seconds better than his
previous best time. Two other runners
who finished near the top were Bill
Weidenbach (20:17) and Mark Pruente
"I was very pleaed with how Dan
ran," said coach Ron Warhurst. "The
team has only been training now for two
weeks and I expect them to keep on
doing well. In fact, this was the best
opening meet we've had in the past five
The Michigan thinclads have always
had good runners. In the past, the cross
country team roster included Greg
Meyer, who is an AAU cross country
champion; Bill Donakowski, who holds
the Michigan 5,000 and 10,000 indoor
track records; and Mike 'McGuire, an
All-American cross country champion.,
Other runners who placed high up in
the race were: sophomores Dan Beck
(20:31), Steve Brandt (20:49), Ed
Ostrovich (20:55) and freshman Chuck
"A sign of a strong team," explained
Warhurst, "is one where the bulk of
runners place high up within 45 seconds
of each other. I'm proud to say we did
that. We also had several injuries prior
to this meet. After these injuries have
healed, we'll have one of the stronger
cross country teams in the Big Ten."
Spikers defea ted'
The women's volleyball team suf-
fered its first defeat of the season
Saturday in the semifinals of the
Renaissance Tourney. They were
beaten by the tournament champions
Lake Superior State.
After a strong morning of pool play
where the Blue spikers compiled a 5-1
record with easy victories over Matt
Community College and two exciting
matches with Schoolcraft and Wayne
State. They were defeated by Lake
Superior State in an exciting, yet sloppy
Coach Sandy Vong cited serving
errors by the Michigan squad as the key
to defeat. The team used the tour-
nament to introduce underclasswomen
to varsity competition. Each member
of the team saw action throughout the
day. The team's next match is against
Kellogg at Battle Creek.
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MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Pirates take opener from Expos
By the Associated Press
PITTSBURGH-Bill Robinson drove doubles, Elliott Maddox belted his first yesterday.
n three runs with a homer and a bloop home run in over a year and Craig . The loss dropped the Astros tw4
iple to rally the Pittsburgh Pirates to Swan scattered six hits yesterday, games behind the Cincinnati Reds i
the National League West title race.
5-2 victory over the Montreal Expos leading the New York Mets to a 3-1 vic-
TUESDA Y NGH
last night in the first game of their
National League Eastdoubleheader
The victory moved the Pirates back
ahead of Montreal by half a game in the
division title race.
Mets 3, Cubs 1
CHICAGO-Richie Hebner hit three
tory over the Chicago Cubs.
Braves 5, Astros 4
ATLANTA-Jerry Royster ripped a
ninth-inning single with the bases
loaded to rally the Atlanta Braves to a
5-4 triumph over the Houston Astros-in
the opener of a twi-night doubleheader
tlajor League Standings
(not including yesterday's games)
*icniIJIuion, m ArnI, mc~n4.80913131 76.44- 611 CHURCH
w Yorke.... ...........
Kansas City ...... ......
Texas ............... ........
Oakland .... .............
x-clinched division title
St. Louis ............... ....
New York .....................
ENGINEEPING & CCMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS
- Cincinnati .....................
3 Houston ...................
4 Los Angeles ...................
7 San Francisco..............
16 San Diego .....................
20 Atlanta ........................
TALK K)AO CeINFET A
At Central Michigan, Sept. 28
At Michigan State, Sept. 29-30
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Eastern Michigan Invitational, Sept. 29
AtMichigan State, Sept. 28-29
CENTRAL MICHIGAN, Sept. 28
CALVIN COLLEGE, Sept. 29
(Home contests in capitals)
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
New York 3, Chicago
Pittsburgh 5. Montreal 2. st game
Montreal at Pittsburgh, 2nd game, night
Atlanta'5. Houston 4 1st game
Houston at Atlanta, 2nd game, night
St. Louis at Philadelphia. night
Kansas City at California, night =
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