The Michigan men’s varsity lacrosse team will play at The Big House on April 14. A nearby local hotel, The Lamp Post Inn will provide special hotel rates for the event. The lacrosse game will immediately follow the University of Michigan Spring football game at The Big House.

Thie is the first near that the sport has enjoyed varsity status. In May 2011 the University of Michigan Athletic Deparment announced that they were elevating both men’s and women’s lacrosse to a varsity sport,

Michigan is the first Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conference school to add men’s lacrosse since Notre Dame added the sport in 1980 and started competition in 1981. Michigan will join Ohio State and Penn State as the only schools in the Big Ten Conference to sponsor men’s lacrosse.

U-M’s club-varsity program claimed three of the last four Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) national championships (2008, ’09, ’10) and won Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association (CCLA) conference crowns in 11 of the past 13 seasons. The club program began in 1940 and was halted before World War II, but it restarted in 1965 and has been competing ever since. The program was elevated to club-varsity status in 2001.

The Lamp Post Inn is located less than 2 miles from The Big House and fans should go directly to the Lamp Post Inn website and use the promo code SPRINGGAME to receive special overnight rates.