Spartan Stadium is going to look bright and new in 2017, because on Wednesday the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved new permanent lighting structures for the stadium.

Greg Ianni, MSU's deputy athletic director, said the project will cost north of $2 million with the ground breaking to take place in December. That time table he says would make the lights ready to go for the 2017 football season.

Currently, television networks pay for temporary lights when Michigan State has home night games, those agreements expire in 2017.

MSU becomes the 12th school to have permanent lights in the Big Ten conference. Currently, Purdue and Northwestern are the only schools without permanent lights at their football stadiums.

Michigan State's first home game of 2017 is September 2nd against Furman.