Alcorn fans to “Pack the Jack” for division rivalry game Saturday

Alcorn State University officials are anticipating Braves fans to “Pack the Jack” for its division rivalry game versus Jackson State University at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in Lorman, Mississippi. Fans of both schools are strongly encouraged to arrive as early as possible on game day and to Purchase Tickets Online in advance. Ticket windows will open at 7 a.m. on both sides. Contact the ticket office at 601-877-6818 or email [email protected] for more information.

The university will recognize 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist Mildrette Netter White (’72) on the naming of the Track and Field in her honor. A special emphasis will be placed on monitoring unlicensed merchandise vendors, unauthorized videography and prohibited camera lens (longer than 35 millimeters) for this game. The university has also granted a one-time, specially approved “Banner Day” to be coordinated by the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Game Day Tailgating 

Tailgaters are reminded that setup begins at noon on Friday prior to the game (November 16). Further, tailgaters must present and display a valid 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 tailgating 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, Shuttles and Parking

A new shuttle service route will be implemented to transport fans between the stadium parking lot, New Parking Lot and the Walter Washington Administration Building. Game Day patrons should also familiarize themselves with Alcorn’s 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 and tailgating is not allowed in the new lot (no grills, tents, lawn chairs, etc.). 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 Overflow (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 game day experience. 

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