— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) April 6, 2018
The Michigan football program has canceled its Spring Game due to weather concerns. The Spring Game was initially set to take place this Saturday at 5:45 p.m. ET. There is currently a high percentage chance of rain and thunderstorms on the forecast.
University officials confirmed the cancellation of the game in a statement on Wednesday morning.
“We want to ensure the safety of our fans as well as the student-athletes and staff,” said Michigan’s Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel in a statement. “We also wanted to provide as much notice in advance for fans and the families of our players that were considering attending.”
The game will not be rescheduled.
“We are disappointed for our fans and players’ families that this opportunity to see our team compete at Michigan Stadium will not be possible due to weather concerns,” said head coach Jim Harbaugh.
“We made a decision that was in the best interest of our fans, student-athletes and volunteer staff needed to organize this event.”
Michigan kicks off its 2018 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 1 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.