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Campus Martius features Michigan vs. MSU field

The Detroit News

The big college football rivalry game is not until next week, but downtown Detroit already has a Michigan vs. Michigan State feel to it.

The Touchdown! Detroit 300 Conservancy has transformed the Campus Martius Park lawn into a mini Wolverines vs. Spartans football field. It's in preparation for a "Big Game Detroit Rally" that will take place at Campus Martius next Wednesday.

Wednesday's events begin at 11 a.m. with a pep rally, with cheerleaders and marching bands from Detroit Denby and Detroit Cass Tech high schools. Other highlights are flag football games, and tug-of-war and sack race competitions, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Michigan vs. Michigan State field at Campus Martius  in downtown Detroit on Thursday.

Admission for all events are free. For more information go to downtowndetroitparks.com.

Of course, the main event next week is the game, which begins at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.