Oxford Police release information about parking, shuttles, traffic changes ahead of Ole Miss, Mississippi State game

Published 3:33 am Thursday, November 24, 2022

Oxford police say they are ready for Ole Miss and Mississippi State fans to have a fun and safe time celebrating one of the state’s oldest rivalries.

“We will have an increased presence in and around the downtown Square area.” Oxford police said. “Our goal is to be proactive in preventing any disturbances or unsafe activities, and as always, do not hesitate to contact us should the need arise.”

Before and during the Game:

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Shuttles will run from the South Oxford Center (the old Baptist Memorial Hospital) and Northwest Community College parking lots beginning at 6 AM before kickoff and 2 hours postgame. The NWCC and SOC parking lots will cost $30 to park for SEC games. No cost to ride the shuttles. The O.U.T. buses start running at 6 AM and ending 2 hours postgame including the Jackson Avenue Center parking lot. There will be NO shuttles running from the Square to the Grove. Parking at Insight Park is $40 for conference games. There are no shuttles here. Fans must walk to the stadium.

Be aware of no parking zones. Vehicles will be towed from designated no parking areas at the owners’ expense. This includes no parking on any highways or exit ramps. The SEC implements a clear bag policy for in-stadium use. The Oxford Police Department wants to remind everyone to store their valuables in the trunk and lock their cars. Visit Oxford will have one of the famous Double Decker buses parked in front of City Hall on the Square near East Jackson Ave. for photo opportunities on game day.

After The Game:

Once the fourth quarter begins in the game, Gertrude Ford will automatically convert to a one way street. Buses will pick up in the power plant parking lot across from the stadium on Gertrude Ford. The Ford Center lot will be required to exit northbound towards Jackson Avenue. Lot A near the stadium and Manning Way will be required to turn right towards Old Taylor Road. Once the University announces, Old Taylor Road will flow one way southbound in both lanes. Be cautious of police officers directing traffic all around Oxford. Please be patient as we work to direct traffic for optimum traffic flow.

For more information or any updates, please follow us on Twitter @OxfordPolice and Facebook @OxfordMSPolice. Tune into the Ole Miss Football radio pregame show for traffic updates.