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Thank you to our 2022 Luncheon Sponsor

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**Happy Hour on 8/31 - See Note below**


Friday, September 9 -- Akron

Friday, September 23 -- Minnesota

Friday, October 7 -- Ohio State

Friday, October 14 -- Wisconsin (Homecoming)

**Happy Hour on 10/27 (Rivalry Week) - See Note below**

Friday, November 11 -- Rutgers

Friday, November 18 -- Indiana

No Bowl Luncheon

Location: RENO'S EAST - 1310 Abbot Rd. East Lansing, MI

**Note: We hosted two Happy Hours this season prior to the Coach Mel Tucker Radio show at Reno's East (in lieu of a luncheons for those games).


For information about the Happy Hour, click here.


Luncheon Information

Doors open at 10:30 a.m.  - If you do not wish to stand in line before doors open, we strongly encourage you to either sit in your car until the line dissipates or to plan to arrive after 11 a.m.

Program starts at 11:30 a.m. - Standard luncheon programs will include a speaker from the football program, a preview of the weekend's game, a featured speaker, door prizes, U Pick 'em and Student of the Week.

Cost (Luncheon Fee) - $20.00 for members; $25.00  for non-member guests

Luncheon Fee includes - In addition to our entertaining program and fun contests, you will receive a lunch entree from Reno's "DAILY Specials" menu with a non-alcoholic beverage. The fee includes tax & a 20% tip for the entree & beverage.


For an additional cost, you may order appetizers, desserts, alcoholic beverages, or premium items. If you order anything in addition to your luncheon meal, you will be responsible for paying the wait staff person for those items and you are expected to tip accordingly for those extras. 

Special Dietary Meal Requests - Reno's menu offers several options (Gluten Free, Vegan/Vegetarian, low carb, etc.). Please communicate any requirements to your wait staff person.

No "Outside" food or beverages - Bringing outside food or drinks into Reno's will result in expulsion from the event.


Please Be Patient - On behalf of Reno's staff, we ask that all attendees be patient while waiting for your meal or any other request.  It is no secret that the entire restaurant industry is struggling with staffing issues and Reno's is no exception.  During these trying times, it is our hope that our club will above by exhibiting kindness & patience.  

"Savings" Seats - Each attendee can save one seat for someone who will be arriving after them by placing a jacket or a purse on the seat or otherwise indicating that it is being saved (tilting chairs is NOT allowed). If the room starts to fill up, we will seat people in saved seats.


Reserved Seats - You may reserve a seat by paying the luncheon fee for a person who has not yet arrived. A "SEAT RESERVED" table tents will be provided for you to place in front of the seat next to the person who pre-paid. We will allow Reserved Seats to remain open through the end of the luncheon if the person does not arrive, but NO REFUNDS will be issued for prepaid luncheon fees, even if the person doesn't attend.

Memberships - Supporters of Spartan Football can become a member by registering online, by mail, or at any of our events.

Questions - If you have more questions about luncheons and need an answer before you arrive, please email

COVID-19 Guidance

Keep your distance - Attendees are asked to refrain from approaching the front table, riser, or guests (coaches, staff, or other speakers) at all times. 


For the safety of our attendees, volunteers, and servers, please follow the current CDC guidelines for Quarantine and Isolation, which are available at COVID-19 Quarantine & Isolation - CDC.


The Downtown Coaches Club cannot guarantee that participants, volunteers, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. Attendence is at your own risk and by attending you are deemed to accept the risk and waive liability of the Downtown Coaches Club.


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