MSU announces Junction to open at 1 p.m. Nov. 22, other Egg Bowl reminders for fans, visitors

Mississippi State University is reminding fans and campus visitors to obey gameday policies and procedures in anticipation of the MSU vs. Ole Miss football game Nov. 23 at Davis Wade Stadium. (Photo by Megan Bean)

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University is reminding fans and campus visitors that the Junction will open at 1 p.m. Wednesday [Nov. 22], the day prior to the Bulldogs’ 90th Battle for the Golden Egg with the University of Mississippi.

In addition to obeying all parking and traffic rules, those on campus must be mindful of gameday pet policies to ensure safety. With the exception of service animals, pets are prohibited on the MSU campus beginning at noon the day before a game. If a pet is brought to campus at any point, owners are responsible for monitoring and cleaning up after their pets.

To maintain MSU’s standard for exceptional grounds maintenance, fans and visitors should adhere to recycling and waste disposal guidelines. Garbage should be sealed in black bags and recyclables in blue bags that are available on poles located throughout the tailgating areas. These bags can be left for collection at tailgating areas or in a trash or recycling container. Questions regarding the recycling program on campus can be directed to the Office of Sustainability at or 662-325-2005.

Here are other helpful reminders for a safe and enjoyable gameday experience:

—Campus roads surrounding Davis Wade Stadium close four hours prior to kickoff (2:30 p.m. for this SEC matchup televised on ESPN).

—Davis Wade Stadium ticket office opens at 3:30 p.m. Free transportation through MSU’s S.M.A.R.T. route shuttle service also will begin at this time.

—Gameday Dawg Rally in the Junction starts at 4:15 p.m.

—Gates to Davis Wade Stadium open, and the Dawg Walk and drumline performance in the Junction start at 4:30 p.m. The Famous Maroon Band parades into the stadium at 5:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early.

—Fans are reminded to ring responsibly during this SEC game, where fines for improper use of cowbells will be strictly enforced.

Information on the Davis Wade Stadium clear bag policy is available online at; MSU’s smoke-free policy,

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