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Large Crowds Expected This Weekend; Officials Encourage Using Shuttle Services

Photo courtesy of Danny Dickey

The most anticipated home game of the year is coming this Saturday as the Ole Miss Rebels take on the Crimson Tide at home in the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, and more than 60,000 people are expected to be in Oxford for the game.

Visitors and residents going to the game are encouraged to use one of several free shuttle services being offered Saturday.

The Double Decker buses will run starting at 4 p.m. at no cost from the Square to campus and back before the game, throughout the duration of the game and for two hours after the game ends.

Fans may park at FNC Park on Old Sardis Road, the South Oxford Center (old Baptist Hospital) and the Jackson Avenue Center for free shuttle parking and will be transported to campus.

The JAC shuttle will start at 7 a.m. and the FNC Park and South Oxford Center shuttles will start at noon. ADA shuttles will be available starting at 7 a.m.

Please see olemissgameday.com for pick up locations.

There is no parking on Chucky Mullins Drive due to construction.

The Oxford Police Departments asks those who elect to drive and attempt to find a parking space off-campus, to be aware of posted “no parking” zones. Call OPD to verify whether an area is legal to park.

Vehicles will be towed from designated no parking areas at the owner’s expense.

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

Uber and Lyft drivers should use the JAC lot and passengers can take the shuttle to campus.

Backpacks and track bags are not allowed on shuttles or in the stadium. Ole Miss is still implementing the clear bag policy.

“OPD wants to remind everyone to put valuables in the trunk and lock your cars,” said OPD Chief Joey East in a press release.

After the game, be cautious of police officers directing traffic in the road at the intersection of Jackson Ave and Highway 278. Hathorn Road will not be able to exit at Chucky Mullins; you must go to West Jackson Avenue. Old Taylor Road traffic will have to take Belk Boulevard to South Lamar.

“Please watch for officers in roadways and pedestrians exiting the game after nightfall,” East said.

Fixed routes will continue until traffic is flowing freely.

Visit olemissgameday.com for all things game day related. For more information, follow OPD on Twitter @OxfordPolice and Facebook; tune in to AM 1630, FM 93.7 and FM 105.1 for game and traffic updates; or call the Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400.

Hottytoddy.com staff report


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