Gameday Information for Ole Miss vs. LSU: Parking info, maps, schedule of events, and more
OXFORD, Miss. – (Release) Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will be packed Saturday night when No. 20 Ole Miss hosts No. 12 LSU for one of the marquee matchups in the Southeastern Conference and all of college football this weekend.
The free portion of the JAC is no longer available for gameday parking. Fans without a season-long parking pass can purchase single-game parking via the Clutch App. The off-campus shuttle system has been expanded to efficiently service four off-campus gameday lots, including the addition of off-campus parking dedicated exclusively for ADA parking. Rideshare and taxi pickup and dropoff locations have been combined and expanded to four locations: JAC, Ford Center Loop, Kudzu lot (off Old Taylor Road) and Insight Park Loop. See the 2023 parking map below, and head to OleMissGameday.com for full parking policies.
Mobile Parking and Traffic Updates
Fans can now text GAMEDAY to 662-291-7242 for real-time updates on parking and traffic on gamedays.
Parking Operations Begin – 7 a.m.
Reserved North Plaza Tailgate Opens – 7 a.m.
Sports Zone Saturday Show Live from Learfield Stage in front of Pharmacy building – 10 a.m.
Coca-Cola FanFest Opens – 2 p.m.
Walk of Champions – 2:45 p.m.
Gates Open – 3 p.m.
Pre-Game Radio Show – 3 p.m.
Pride of the South Grove Show – 3:15 p.m.
Letterman’s Lounge Guest Interview (Nate Wayne) – 3:50 p.m.
Pride of the South Pregame Show – 4:14 p.m.
Paracommando Flyover – 4:40 p.m.
National Anthem (Generald Wilson) – 4:50 p.m.
Lock the Vaught – 4:56 p.m.
Hotty Toddy – 4:59 p.m.
Kickoff – 5:01 p.m.
Grove Closes – Midnight
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Change in Walk of Champions/Fan Path from Grove
Due to the ongoing construction of Ole Miss’ ground-breaking Duff Center for Science and Technology Innovation on All-American Drive, the walkway between Shoemaker Hall and Faser Hall will be closed for the 2023 football season. As a result, fans accustomed to using that path from The Grove to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will need to plan an alternate way, while the Walk of Champions will also take a new route on gameday.
The team’s amended route for 2023, instead of diverting after the Grove Pavilion, will continue diagonally through The Grove before turning right between the Thad Cochran Research Center and Coulter Hall. Then, the Walk will continue back down All-American Drive, through the Lloyd Bell Tower and into the stadium. Please be advised of the new route and that fans will not be able to cross over that path while the Walk of Champions is taking place.
Honoring the 2003 Rebels
Ole Miss will honor the 2003 Cotton Bowl Champion football team this weekend, including halftime recognition at the game. Eli Manning, Patrick Willis and other members of the 2003 team are returning to Oxford for the event.
Once again, in partnership with the Ole Miss Veteran & Military Services, Para-Commandos from the US Special Operations Command will parachute onto Hollingsworth Field to present the game ball. Fans are encouraged to arrive early. Pregame ceremonies will also include a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter flyover. Major Trey Strickland, an alumnus of the Ole Miss Army ROTC Class of 2011, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Josh Bradford and Staff Sergant Jeff Green will comprise the flyover crew. Performing the national anthem is Navy Petty Officer First Class Retired and national recording artist Generald Wilson. Visit vms.olemiss.edu for more information on Ole Miss Veterans and the Student Veterans Association.
See below for a map of hydration stations at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Fans are permitted to bring in one sealed water bottle that does not exceed 20 oz for unlimited refills from the water coolers.
What to Wear: WEAR RED!
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.