The Michigan State-Pittsburgh football game, initally scheduled for 3:30 pm EST has been moved up to a 12:00 noon EST start time due to a scheduling conflict with the Pittsburgh Pirates night game on the same day.
The Pirates have a home game that evening with the NL East leading New York Mets. Since both Heinz Field, where the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Steelers call home and PNC Park, the home of the Pirates, share parking facilities, officials feared a nightmare scenario with fans of both sports vieing for spots.
To allieviate the concern, Panther officials agreed to move the start time up to get their fans out of the area in plenty of time to avoid a parking crunch.
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