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Thousands expected to return for “Bravechella” the 2019 Alcorn State University Homecoming Experience (137 hits)

With the expected return of thousands of alumni, friends and fans to Lorman on Saturday, Oct. 12, for the Homecoming football game versus HBCU opponent Savannah State University Tigers, Alcorn is issuing a few reminders. All campus guests are encouraged to note the following when arriving to campus and during the day’s festivities:

The annual homecoming parade is scheduled for 9 a.m. beginning on Alcorn Drive between Bowles Hall and E.E. Simmons Gymnasium. Parade participants should arrive to campus no later than 7:00 a.m. using the North Entrance (rear) to access the parade lineup location.

The game is set to kick-off at 2 p.m. CST at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium, Dwight Fisher Field. Gates open at 12 Noon. Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets online at www.impacttickets.com to avoid long lines. Print your tickets at home or present them on your mobile phone to enter the stadium. General event parking ($15), general tailgate ($40), bus/rv ($75) parking passes are still available to purchase as you enter the campus on game day.

Game Day ticket sales will be available at 9 a.m. at the Home Ticket Window. The Home Ticket Office and Will Call Window will open at 11 a.m. Fans are reminded that the University enforces a Clear Bag Policy at the stadium.

Vehicle Parking and Parade Route
No vehicles may park along historic ASU Drive (horseshoe loop). Students are requested to keep their vehicles parked at all residence halls from Midnight Fri. Oct. 11 through 12 p.m. Sat. Oct. 12. To help accommodate Homecoming Parade participants and buses and keep the parade route clear, Campus Police is requesting all students, faculty, staff and visitors to refrain from parking leaving their vehicle overnight at the following parking lots: Walter Washington Building, Math and Science Building, J.D. Boyd Library, Student Union Building rear lot, along Fine Arts drive or around the horseshoe between Midnight Fri., Oct. 11 through Noon Sat., Oct. 12.

ADA
The university has limited designated ADA/handicap parking spaces at the football stadium. The Agriculture Extension Building Parking Lot is designated for ADA overflow parking. Those with ADA needs may request transportation by notifying a lot attendant. Wait times vary for shuttle cart transportation. Please exercise patience as we try to accommodate requests. The transportation pick up location for those with ADA needs after the game is Gate 6. Please do not obstruct the entrances or park in construction zones. After the parade, a shuttle will transport for a limited time for those needing assistance getting to the stadium. After the game, those needing handicap transport can request cart transportation. Carts will be stationed outside of the gates. Carts only travel a few MPH and there a large number of requests. Therefore, routes and drop-off locations are identified safety routes.

RESTROOMS
We ask that all children be accompanied by adults. Portable restrooms will be well stocked and strategically located throughout campus. The following campus buildings’ restrooms will be open at 7:00 a.m. on Homecoming Day: E.E. Simmons Gymnasium, Kenneth Simmons IT Building, Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex Main Lobby, Willie Mae Latham Taylor Park and the Softball Stadium.

Game Day Tailgating
For the homecoming game, tailgaters are reminded that setup begins at 12 Noon on the Friday prior to the game (October 11). Further, tailgaters must present and display a tailgate pass prior to being allowed to set up. General Tailgate areas will be marked with signage. The IT Parking Lot is designated a General Tailgate lot. Once filled to a safe capacity, tailgaters will be directed to other areas. All tailgate equipment (trailers, tents, grills, chairs, etc.) must be removed from the campus by midnight on game day. No caution tape, flags, or other cordoning devices are allowed.

Traffic Flow and Parking
Game Day patrons should familiarize themselves with the new traffic patterns and adjustments. The Special Event Parking Facility is designated as the General Event Parking Lot (Green) and the vehicle parking cost is $15. There are no reserved spaces in this lot and tailgating is not allowed in the facility. Grills, tents, lawn chairs, and unauthorized motorized vehicles and carts are not allowed in the parking lot. Additionally, no RVs, semi-trucks, travel trailers nor campers may park or overnight in the facility.

Traffic adjustments will be approached in the safest manner possible through a collaborative effort between the Alcorn Campus Police, MDOT, Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, and other local, county, and state law enforcement partners. Personnel will be present to assist in directing traffic. All traffic will proceed as signs and officials direct. Three lanes off Highway 552 Bypass will be utilized to enter the new Special Event Parking Facility.

Visitors approaching the campus who wish to use the General Event Parking Lot (Green - $15) should veer/keep right at the fork on to the Highway 552 Bypass to access the new Special Event Parking Facility.

The university has also adopted a new color code system and signage to help identify the various parking lots and entrances utilized on Game Day:

Gold VIP, Bus, and RV Parking South (Main) Entrance
Purple Purple Seat Parking South (Main) Entrance
Blue Premium Reserved Parking South (Main) Entrance
Red Reserved Tailgate Parking South (Main) Entrance
Gray General Tailgate and Media South (Main) Entrance
Green General Event Parking Access Road/North (Back) Entrance

NOTE: Only General Tailgate (Gray - $40), General Event Parking (Green - $15) and Bus/RV (RV Gold - $60) parking passes are available for sale on Game Day. All Red and Blue Lots are sold out for the 2018 season.

Additionally, all other existing gameday rules and regulations are still in effect. Fans are also reminded to review the Fan Guide to prepare and enjoy a successful homecoming experience.

Please stay tuned to the University and Athletics websites and social media pages for any other updates or changes.

-ALCORN-

Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally competitive leaders, and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships that benefit the surrounding communities, state, nation, and world.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Friday, October 11th 2019 at 5:19PM
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