MSU’s home opener has changes fans should know before kick-off

Cristopher Centers

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – Mississippi State will kick-off against the Arkansas Razorbacks at 6:30 P.M. Saturday for the Bulldogs’ first home game of the season.  MSU Chief Communications Officer Sid Salters said fans can expect to see several changes to their usual game day routine.  “All of this will be […]

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – Mississippi State will kick-off against the Arkansas Razorbacks at 6:30 P.M. Saturday for the Bulldogs’ first home game of the season. 

MSU Chief Communications Officer Sid Salters said fans can expect to see several changes to their usual game day routine. 

“All of this will be new. The way that we handle this, as far as our fans, friends, guests, there will be new procedures.”

Some of these new procedures include requiring fans to wear face masks while in the stadium and allowing entry only at the gate assigned on your ticket. 

Once fans enter the stadium, seats will be marked to create social distancing in the stands.

However, according to Salter, one of the biggest changes to this season will be outside the stadium gates.

“We’ve always prided ourselves on having a great game day experience in the Junction but there is no tailgating allowed,” said Salter. “We’re going to be kind but firm in enforcing that rule because that’s the standard with which we’re held by our colleagues in the conference.”

Along with the restriction on tailgating, parking is reduced to two paid public parking lots.

Even with all these changes, Salter believes the rowdy Bulldog atmosphere will unleash as normal.

“Yes, the rules will be different. Yes, it will feel and look different, but I think as soon as they snap the ball and the game starts, I think that people will focus their attention on the hard work of these young men and the coaching staff,” explained Salter.

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