MSU reminds fans of gameday policies, logistics for LSU football weekend, 'SEC Nation'

Contact: Sid Salter

'SEC Nation' hosts at MSU
'SEC Nation' will return to the Junction this Saturday in advance of MSU's game against LSU. Catch the shows hosts, including Tim Tebow and Jordan Rodgers, beginning at 9 a.m. before watching the Bulldogs take on the Tigers. (Photo by Megan Bean)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—After starting the season with two wins at home, Mississippi State fans are primed for the SEC opener as football hosts the No. 14 LSU Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday [Sept. 16], while also welcoming “SEC Nation.”

With an 11 a.m. kickoff for the football matchup on SEC Network, Bulldog fans and campus visitors are urged to be mindful of gameday policies, as well as road closures and changes relating to the game and “SEC Nation,” airing live from the Junction at 9 a.m. The live football morning show features host Laura Rutledge, Paul Finebaum, Roman Harper, Jordan Rodgers and Tim Tebow. 

Fans also are encouraged to be in the Junction Saturday at 8 a.m. for SEC Network’s Marty Smith and Ryan McGee on the live “Marty & McGee” show and “The Paul Finebaum Show” live on Friday [Sept. 15] at 2 p.m.

In anticipation of “SEC Nation’s” production requirements, MSU will open the gate on Bully Boulevard—north of Cresswell Hall—and the gate on Creelman Street—south of Montgomery Hall—Thursday [Sept. 14] at 7 a.m. to provide vehicular access to the Bell Island area when Creelman closes in front of Dorman Hall for stage setup. The gated parking lots in the area of the opened road and President’s Circle south of Allen Hall will be staffed with Transportation Officers. All other traffic control gates will continue normal operation.

Anyone needing to access Bell Island can do so via Stone Boulevard, Bully Boulevard, President’s Circle and Tracey Drive. 

Weds., Sept. 13

—Tractors/trailers will be staged in the SEC Nation set area on Creelman Street after 6 p.m. Due to the setup of SEC Nation, Creelman Street will be closed from Stone Boulevard to Tracy Drive beginning at 6 p.m. today [Sept. 13] and remain closed through the end of the ballgame on Saturday.

Thursday, Sept. 14

—Students should use caution changing classes in this area Thursday and Friday.

Friday, Sept. 15

—The Junction opens at 4 p.m., but patrons will not have access to portions of Creelman Street for unloading tailgating equipment. Please be mindful of the influx on Stone Boulevard as traffic leaves campus at the end of the day and as traffic arrives to drop off tailgating tents.

—B.S. Hood Drive closes at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16

—Patrons will not have access to portions of Creelman Street for unloading tailgating equipment.

—Shuttle service begins at 7 a.m.

—Stone Boulevard closes and Bully’s Fan Zone opens at 8 a.m.

—Stadium gates open at 8:45 a.m.

—Dawg Walk at 8:55 a.m.

For a complete gameday guide, visit

For more information on this weekend’s Stripe Out promotion, visit

gameday map
To allow access to the Bell Island area via Bully Boulevard and President’s Circle, the traffic control gate on Bully Boulevard at Fresh Foods and the gate on Creelman Street will be open throughout the day on Thursday and Friday.  


Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 5:10 pm