Alcorn issues parking guidelines for SWAC championship game

Published 5:39 pm Friday, December 6, 2019

Parking will be at a premium — and cost a premium if you want to get anywhere close to the stadium — for Saturday’s Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game.

Alcorn State will host Southern University at Jack Spinks Stadium, with kickoff set for 3 p.m. The stadium gates will open at noon.

With a sellout crowd of more than 20,000 people expected, plus several thousand more tailgating on campus, Alcorn State University issued a set of reminders and guidelines regarding parking policies on Friday.

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Fans who purchased their parking passes ahead of time must print them out prior to arriving on campus. Tickets can only be scanned once, so fans who have reserved premium parking, reserved tailgate, purple parking or VIP Parking are asked to park in the correct numbered space.

Fans who did not purchase parking in advance can do so at the front entrance to campus. The cost is $20 for general event parking; $65 for general tailgate; $80 for buses; and $105 for the overflow RV (dry camp) lot.

Designated parking at the back entrance of the campus will be $15.

Only cash will be accepted.

For safety concerns, fans are encouraged not to park on the side of Mississippi 552.

For fans who are not bringing tailgating equipment, it is suggested that they purchase general event parking and walk to the tailgate they are attending.

Tailgaters must present and display a tailgate pass prior to being allowed to set up. General tailgate areas will be marked with signage.

All tailgate equipment such as grills, tents and chairs must be removed from campus and the area cleaned by midnight.

Handicap parking is limited. Carts will be stationed around campus to provide rides to and from the stadium as needed.