Thursday, March 30, 2023

Gameday Shuttle Service Ready for First Home Game

Are you ready for the first home game of the season? Oxford is ready and waiting with its decade-old shuttle service for the Rebel fans.
The shuttle service is available for all of the Ole Miss home games this year. It begin providing rides to the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium three hours before kickoff — around noon for the ULL home game — and will keep running until two hours after the game has ended and all the riders have been dropped off. Gertrude Ford Road will be shut down during the fourth quarter. At that point, all buses will line up behind the stadium and one bus will stay at stadium for fans who opt to leave early.
The cost is $5 for a round trip ride to and from campus, with free parking along with security in the provided lots. The pick up locations are Oxford Activities Center at 400 Price Street, Central Middle School at 499 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Oxford High School at 101 Charger Loop.
Here is a map of where the Rebels may not park in Oxford:

Game Day No Parking Zones (north Oxford)
Game Day No Parking Zones (north Oxford)

Game Day No Parking Zone (south Oxford)
Game Day No Parking Zone (south Oxford)

Matt Davis, coordinator for Oxford Game Day shuttle service, explained the areas marked in yellow are off-limits as well as the streets close to the campus.
The Cline Bus Tours accepted Oxford’s request for proposals earlier in the year. Matt Daughdrill, sales contact for the bus company, said, “(The service request) was put out for bid, and it was a combination of the right price and there’s no one out there that can offer the diversified fleet that Cline has. We have a bus for all occasions, from an 18-passenger coach up to the 56-passenger motorcoach. Anything you can think of, we have it.”
The Rebel fans need be aware there are items forbidden on the buses: large coolers over 40 liquid quarts, over-sized strollers, over-sized bags, tents, open and/or exposed alcoholic beverages and pets. The Cline Bus Tours will have personnel on the grounds at all of the pickup locations available to provide assistance with luggage and wheelchair lifts as well as ensuring the buses aren’t overloaded. They will also ensure post-game the Rebel fans get on the correct bus for the route back to where they parked.
Daughdrill said, “We’re running a variety of different shuttles – everything from the full size, luxury motorcoaches with restrooms to our 44-passenger school buses down to our ADA buses. We’re coming out this weekend in full force, running 14 shuttles.”
There are other buses available for rides to the campus: the O.U.T. bus and the Double Decker bus. Davis said, “Double Decker buses are a free service provided by the city which runs from the Square to the Grove only. It starts at 9 a.m. and stops at the beginning of the game. The O.U.T. buses run a separate shuttle system from the city’s.”
Here is an informative map of the available parking on the university campus:
For more information on Oxford’s shuttle service refer to Oxford’s government website, and plan accordingly for a stress-free ride to the stadium for the first home game of the season. Hotty Toddy!
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