Thursday, August 5, 2021

Clear Bag Policy in Effect for Saturday’s Ole Miss Rebels Game

By Alyssa Schnugg
Staff writer
alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com

Backpacks and track bags will not be allowed inside the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday as part of the clear bag policy being implemented by Ole Miss.

The Ole Miss Rebels will take on the South Illinois Salukis at 3 p.m. at home.

Under the policy, the following bags are permitted inside the stadium:
* Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12-inches by 6-inches by 12-inches
* One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
* Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches (approximately the size of a hand).
* An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag; briefcases; backpacks, cinch bags, and fanny packs that are not clear and/or exceed the size restriction; luggage of any kind; computer bags/cases; camera bags/cases; binocular bags/cases or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Gameday visitors to campus who have a permit to park on campus will be permitted to enter campus from any campus entrance except those on Gertrude-Ford Boulevard. Permit holders must park only in the lot type that matches their permit designation.

City taxi pick-up and drop-off will be located at the intersection of Old Taylor Road and University Avenue. No other locations on the city streets are for pick up and drop off. If traffic is disrupted a ticket will be issued.

After the game, OPD asks all drivers to be cautious of police officers directing traffic in the road at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Highway 6. Drivers on Hathorn Road will not be able to exit at Chucky Mullins; they must go to West Jackson Avenue. Old Taylor Road traffic will have to take Belk Boulevard to South Lamar Boulevard.

Fixed routes will continue until traffic is flowing. Parking on grass or where the curb is yellow is illegal and vehicles will be towed.

Long-term parking is discouraged from the downtown Square. Meters will be programmed to only allow someone to pay for three hours at a time.

If someone wants to park longer, they cannot pay any more money until the meter runs out after three hours.

For more information, visit olemissgameday.com.

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