The annual Sunny Holland Classic is scheduled for April 24 in Bobcat Stadium, and according to a press release from Bobcat Athletics, MSU plans to allow 2,500 masked and socially distanced fans to the annual Sonny Holland Classic Presented by the Rocking R Bar in Bobcat Stadium.

Hopefully, this is an indication that Montana State will allow fans in the stands when football season kicks off this fall.

The annual scrimmage will give fans a glimpse at what to expect with new head coach Brent Vigen at the helm. This is his first spring coaching the Montana State football team.

The 2021 Sonny Holland Classic marks the return of fans to Bobcat Stadium for the first time since the Cats defeated Austin Peay in December 2019. The win advanced the Bobcats to the NCAA FCS Playoffs semifinal round.

The 2021 spring session arrived at MSU along with Vigen, for the past seven seasons the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Wyoming. The Sonny Holland Classic Presented by the Rocking R Bar marks the public unveiling of Vigen's leadership of the Bobcats.

The scrimmage begins at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. Doors open at 12:00 p.m.

Admission is free but tickets are required and limited. They can be claimed in pairs, up to four each, beginning Friday, April 16, at

Season ticket holders, Bobcat Quarterback Club members, and MSU students will have priority access, with notification via email. Face coverings and social distancing will be required. No concessions or merchandise will be available. Outside food and drink (except water bottles) are also prohibited. Tailgating is also strictly prohibited and individual suites/club levels will not be open.

SWX will televise the Sonny Holland Classic Presented by the Rocking R Bar statewide.

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