STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Game day at Mississippi State is back this weekend with the season's home opener
at Davis Wade Stadium, and Bulldog enthusiasts now have even more reasons to
cheer with the introduction of a new football-friendly website, www.fanguide.msstate.edu
new site offers instant access for fans to browse the latest activities
surrounding all seven home games on Scott Field.
"We're excited about
being able to offer fans this up-to-the-minute information on tailgating,
traffic and parking, weather, and much more," said Amy Tuck, MSU's vice
president for campus services and chair of the university's game day
MSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin also encouraged fans'
usage of the site.
"Visit the site fully, particularly on game day. It
provides relevant door-to-door information to fans who plan to visit the campus
for football this fall," he said.
Specifically, fans can view GPS
directions for vehicle and pedestrian travel to key campus locations,
information on shuttles that includes real-time tracking, and an interactive
parking map with traffic flow features.
Tuck said, "Giving our fans the
safest and most enjoyable game day experience is our No. 1 goal, and the
availability of this site will increase involvement and familiarize visitors
even more with everything from traffic flow to tailgating tips."
to the new fan guide site is also available by visiting the MSU Athletics game
day site www.hailstate.com/gameday
, where a
splash page offers both site options. The athletics site continues to provide
information on team comparisons, game broadcasting, pregame and halftime
festivities, and more.
Constant updates will be available through the
game day Twitter account, @mstategameday. Stadium information, parking changes,
traffic reports, policy reminders, and even game day tips such as the best
routes for exiting campus after games will be received by Twitter
Also, the game day committee is busy developing a free mobile
app that smartphone users will soon be able to add to their
Other updates to this year's game day fan information
--closing of roads four hours prior to
--enhanced, paid park and ride at the Thad Cochran Research and
Economic Development Park, with an increased security presence, restroom
facilities and complimentary shuttle service;
--new eateries opening soon
with Freshens smoothie and crepe shop in Colvard Student Union, Subway sandwich
shop next to State Fountain Bakery, and a "new" State Fountain Bakery with even
more "sweet" offerings;
--a one-stop shop for tailgaters called "Game Day
Central" at the corner of Creelman St. and Stone Blvd. where MSU Dining orders
and supplies can be picked up;
--continued recycling efforts, with the
placement of black (garbage) and blue (recycling) bags available on poles
located throughout game day areas.