Headed to the Grove? Take these travel tips with you

John Reed-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Don't get caught unprepared on your road trip to Oxford.

Heading to Oxford for the Ole Miss game? Here's our quick list of odds and ends we found at OleMissSports.com.

Directions from Tupelo to Oxford
Follow Highway 78 west for 16 miles until you reach Sherman, Miss. (exit 76). Take Highway 9 south for 13 miles, and then turn right on Highway 6 west and travel 22 miles to Oxford.

Traffic Flow Map - click here

Directions to the Shuttle (see more info below)
Take either the Old Taylor Rd. Exit or Coliseum Dr. Exit onto campus. One option is to take Old Taylor Rd., turn left onto Gertrude Ford Blvd., go through the red light on Jackson Ave., turn right at the stop sign onto Washington Ave. This will take you to the Oxford Middle School shuttle site.

Directions to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium/Hollingsworth Field
From Hwy 6: Take the Coliseum Drive Exit and travel north on Coliseum Drive until you reach a four-way stop. Turn right onto Hill Drive and travel 3/4 mile to see the stadium located on the right.

Directions to The Grove
From Hwy 6: Take the Old Taylor Road Exit and travel north on Old Taylor Road, straight through the circle, until you reach a four-way stop. Turn left onto University Drive, cross the bridge and come to another four-way stop. The Grove will be in front of you, off to the right.

Shuttle Service
The City of Oxford provides free parking with security at designated sites in the Oxford community, and there is round-trip shuttle service provided to and from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at $5 per person. Sites include the Oxford Middle School, located at 501 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. (corner of Washington Ave.), and the Oxford Activity Center, located at 400 Price St. (corner of Molly Barr Rd.). Shuttle service begins three hours before kickoff and ends two hours after the game. Drop off is on the east side of the stadium at Gates 14, 15 and 16. For more information, contact Matt Davis, Gameday Shuttle Coordinator, 662-816-5501.

Parking
The following areas of the Ole Miss Campus offer general parking on gamedays.
South Lot: exit Highway 6 on Old Taylor Road, located northwest of the intersection, $15 per vehicle.
Kinard Hall: access from Rebel Drive.
Intramural Fields: access from West Jackson Avenue across from the Super 8 Motel.
Oxford Mall: access from West Jackson Avenue.
Guyton Hall: access from Fraternity Row across from the Chancellor's House.
Ford Center for the Performing Arts: access from West Jackson Avenue or University Avenue, $20 per vehicle.
Physical Plant: access from Hathorn Road, $15 per vehicle.
The Circle: access from University Avenue. Parking is restricted to right-hand side only.

Likely Location for Tiger Walk
Visiting Teams arrive at Vaught-Hemingway stadium 2 to 2 ½ hours before kickoff at the South Service gate between gates 23 & 24.

Shaker Nonsense -- the horror. They refer to them as "pom poms"?
"Sticks and poles are prohibited inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. This includes pom poms on sticks or flags on sticks. Ole Miss Athletics requires all pom poms to have a paddle handle instead of plastic stick." (Well, how do they stir their drinks? - ed.)

Post-Game Traffic Tips
The following roads will be one-way off of campus following the conclusion of the game: Old Taylor Road, Fraternity Row, and Coliseum.

Stay safe, be loud, and War Eagle!

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