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- The physical address for Davis Wade Stadium is 90 BS Hood Road, MSU, MS 39762.
Aisle Traffic/Section Entry
- Guests are urged to arrive at their seats well in advance of kickoff. As a courtesy to other guests, please remain in your seat until each play has ended. Guests should be sure their correct ticket stubs are with them and available throughout the game to assist in seat verification and entry into each aisle or section.
- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted inside Davis Wade Stadium. Outside the stadium, all Mississippi state laws regarding alcohol are enforced.
Artificial Noisemakers/Cowbells/Crowd Noise
- Excessive and uncontrolled noise can result in penalties against the home team. In 2010, the 12 schools of the SEC agreed to a compromise on artificial noisemakers, acknowledging the role cowbells play in the history of Mississippi State University by amending the conference by-law. Last fall, and again this season, cowbells will be permitted in Davis Wade Stadium, but only at designated times. Please visit respectthebell.com for full details about the new rules and regulations.
- Automated Teller Machines are located in the following places on campus or in Starkville:
• Davis Wade Stadium (east and west side - ground level)
• Barnes & Noble Bookstore
• Colvard Student Union
• Cadence Bank
• Regions Bank
• Renasant Bank
- Limited assistance with automobile concerns during gamedays is available through the Parking Assistance Center, located in the Roberts Building. The Center can be contacted at 662-325-9114.
Baby Changing/Nursing Mothers
- All restrooms in Davis Wade Stadium are equipped with diaper-changing tables.
- Backpacks and bags larger than 14" x 14" are prohibited in Davis Wade Stadium. Guests attempting to enter Davis Wade Stadium with a larger bag will be asked to return it to their vehicle. All bags are subject to search.
- Visit the online headquarters of Mississippi State's Famous Maroon Band.
- Banners, posters and signs are prohibited in Davis Wade Stadium. Guests will be asked to return them to their vehicle or dispose of them upon entry.
Bookstore - Barnes & Noble
- Shop online or check hours for Barnes & Noble at MSU.
- Cameras are permitted in Davis Wade Stadium. However, cameras with detachable lenses are not allowed. At no time may photography interfere with other guests.
- View an interactive Mississippi State campus map.
- Visit the online headquarters for the MAFES Cheese Store at MSU, including hours of operation on gameday weekends.
- There are 17 concession stands located throughout Davis Wade Stadium for your convenience.
- Excessive and uncontrolled noise can result in penalties against the home team. In 2010, the 12 schools of the SEC agreed to a compromise on artificial noisemakers, acknowledging the role cowbells play in the history of Mississippi State University by amending the conference by-law. This fall, at least on a one-year trial basis - and hopefully for much longer - cowbells will be permitted in Davis Wade Stadium for the first time in 36 years, but only at designated times. Please visit respectthebell.com for full details about the new rules and regulations.
- View directions to the Mississippi State campus.
- Elevators are located in the following areas of Davis Wade Stadium:
• West Side - 1 elevator (between Gates 4 & 5) that serves Levels 100, 200 and 300
• East Side - 4 elevators that serve the Club Level, Bulldog Suites and Skydeck
- For emergencies before gates to Davis Wade Stadium open (earlier than 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to each game), please dial 911. For emergencies after gates to Davis Wade Stadium open, please dial 325-8158.
Emergency and Evacuation Procedures
- In the event of a serious emergency, all event staff, Ushers, law enforcement and fire personnel are available to assist guests, including those with disabilities. Information will also be provided over the public address system and scoreboard. Information is also posted at all elevators.
FanFair (presented by Cellular South)
- The Cellular South FanFair returns again in 2010 for the enjoyment of fans attending Mississippi State home games. FanFair opens three hours before kickoff of each home game and concludes 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
- Take your picture with Bully at the Cellular South tent. And don't forget your autographs from former players, including the weekly honorary game captains, and current student-athletes while the kids enjoy playing on the giant inflatable games in the Kids Zone. Also, grab a bite to eat while you kick back and listen to the pregame radio show on the stage.
- Listen to "Hail State" and other MSU official songs.
- All Mississippi state laws apply to firearms on campus.
First Aid Station Locations
- First aid stations are located in the following areas at Davis Wade Stadium:
• West Side - Ground Level on South end of the stadium (behind section A)
• West Side - 300 level (between sections 307 & 308)
• East Side - Ground Level on South end of the stadium (behind section U)
• East Side - Skydeck Level by South elevator lobby (behind section 707)
- Visit the online headquarters for the University Florist.
- Davis Wade Stadium gates will open 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff of each home game.
Golf Cart Policy
- A privately owned golf cart is expected to operate in the same manner as would a car or other motorized vehicle.
- All golf carts must comply with Mississippi Motor Vehicle and Traffic regulations. See Miss. Code Annotated Title 63-1-1 seq.
- The driver of any golf cart must possess a valid driver’s license and proper insurance.
- A privately owned golf cart is only to be operated on streets that are open for public traffic. Privately owned golf carts will not be allowed to access those streets that close prior to game time such as Creelman, B.S. Hood, and Stone Blvd.
- Golf carts are absolutely prohibited in tailgating areas such as the Barnes and Noble lawn, the Fan Fare area, the Junction, the West Lawn tent area, or other areas accessed by roads that are closed during game day.
- Golf carts may not be driven along closed roads or on any sidewalks.
- Golf carts may be driven across sidewalks into non-prohibited tailgating areas to load and unload supplies or to park on the perimeter.
Violation of any of the above rules could result in the issuance of traffic citation and other penalties as outlined by state law and/or university policy.
ATV’s, four-wheelers, farm utility, gators, and other side-by-side vehicles are prohibited.
- Seating for the disabled is available in Davis Wade Stadium on a reserved ticket basis. These requests should be directed through the Mississippi State Athletic Ticket Office (662-325-2600 or 1-888-GO-DAWGS prior to gameday. The ticket office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday - Friday. For assistance in the stadium, please contact the nearest usher or event staff member.
- Stadium information booths are located near Gate 5 (West Side) and Gate 17 (East Side) of Davis Wade Stadium. The friendly and knowledgeable staff members are available to assist guests with potential questions, comments or concerns. Open for business from gate opening until game's end, our staff members are in place to help ensure our guests receive outstanding customer service at Davis Wade Stadium.
- Visit The Junction's headquarters.
Keep It Clean
- This Athletic Department-MSU Environmental Collaborative Office initiative encourages gameday visitors to be good sports, pick up their tailgate trash, and recycle aluminum, plastic and glass. Click here for details on the initiative.
- View an online lodging guide for Starkville and surrounding areas.
Lost and Found
- Lost and Found is located at the stadium information booths near Gate 5 (West Side) and Gate 17 (East Side) of Davis Wade Stadium.
- Any report of a lost person will be acted on immediately by event personnel to locate and return the person to his or her parent(s), guardian(s) or companion(s). Guests should contact any law enforcement officer, usher or event staff member for prompt initiation of lost person search procedures. If a parent, guardian or companion is not located, the lost person will be taken to the MSU Campus Police Station located behind the southeast corner of Davis Wade Stadium. To report a lost or missing person, please call 662-325-8158.
- If assistance is needed in the stands, please contact the nearest usher, concession worker, law enforcement officer or event staff member, or go to the nearest First Aid location.
- Authentic Mississippi State merchandise may be purchased throughout Davis Wade Stadium. For additional merchandise, please visit our official online store at mstatestore.com.
- The Mississippi State Famous Maroon Band plays the National Anthem as part of their popular pre-game show. As a sign of respect and tradition, fans should remove their headwear during the playing of the National Anthem.
- Please consult the 2011 Mississippi State Fan Guide for parking regulations and lot locations for both automobiles and recreational vehicles during MSU home football game weekends.
- On game days, the Gameday Parking Assistance Center is located in the Roberts Building and can be reached at 662-325-9114 for assistance with parking, vehicles, carts, directions and situations involving towed vehicles.
Parking (Postgame Traffic Flow)
- To expedite postgame traffic flow, these parking lot exiting directions are suggested.
Pass Out Policy
- No pass outs are allowed at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field. Fans leaving Scott Field must have a new ticket to re-enter. No ticket stubs will be accepted for re-entry.
- Animals, except for trained K-9 dogs or service animals assisting disabled visitors are not permitted in Davis Wade Stadium.
- Fans may not enter the Scott Field playing surface at any time. VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO ARREST AND MAY BE PROSECUTED.
- The Mississippi State University Police Department can be reached at 662-325-2121.
- NCAA and Southeastern Conference regulations require that the playing field be cleared and remain secured immediately following the completion of all games.
- Official souvenir game programs are sold throughout Davis Wade Stadium for each Bulldog home football game.
- Examples of prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to: throwing objects of any kind; demonstrating unruly behavior; attempting to enter the field of play; engaging in behavior that endangers the safety of student athletes, coaches, officials or other guests; attempting to climb the goal posts; removing Davis Wade Stadium turf; and/or taunting public safety officials. Consequences for guests exhibiting prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to: loss of ticket buying privileges, ejection from the stadium, and/or arrest.
- The following items are not permitted in Davis Wade Stadium:
Alcohol, baby strollers, bags/backpacks (larger than 14" x 14"), balls, banners, beverages, bottles, cameras with detachable lenses, containers, drugs, fireworks, flags, food, frisbees, handheld radios and televisions (permitted with headsets), ice chests, irritants, knives, noisemakers, picnic baskets, signs, thermoses, video cameras or weapons.
Public Address Announcements
- Due to the sheer number of requests, currently Mississippi State Athletics does not offer personal messages (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) on the public address system or video boards at Davis Wade Stadium.
- Virtually all questions about gamedays at Mississippi State can be answered throughout the Gameday website. If your question is not answered on this site, please consult our gameday contact page for other avenues to ascertain the answers you are seeking.
- Fans can listen to MSU football games via the Mississippi State Bulldog Network (click here for affiliates). Home games can be heard in Davis Wade Stadium via MSU's flagship station, WFCA-FM (107.9).
Radios and Televisions
- Handheld radios and televisions are permitted in Davis Wade Stadium as long as they are fitted with an earpiece or headphone.
- Gameday recycling is simple and easy. Please toss aluminum, plastic and glass recyclables into the green boxes located next to the maroon trash receptacles throughout the tailgating areas. Find more MSU recycling information at www.eco.msstate.edu.
- Guests will not be permitted to re-enter Davis Wade Stadium once they exit the gates.
- Restrooms are located throughout Davis Wade Stadium for the convenience of our fans.
- "Bulldog Cushions", can be leased for the 2009 MSU Football home schedule at Davis Wade Stadium. For only $42 for the year, the MSU Athletic Department will install a cushioned chairback to your seat at the stadium. Your waterproof "Bulldog Cushion" will be waiting for you at every home game. Revenues from the program will benefit MSU Athletics. For more information or to order your "Bulldog Cushion", please call 877-610-7141.
- View Davis Wade Stadium's official seating diagram.
- All bags, containers or persons entering Davis Wade Stadium are subject to search. Cooperation with game management and security personnel will help maintain Davis Wade Stadium as a safe and secure environment for all guests and fans.
- Visit transit.msstate.edu from the web or your mobile device for Information and real-time tracking for shuttles that run on MSU football gamedays. Shuttle information can also be found in the 2011 Mississippi State Fan Guide. Shuttles will run two hours prior to kickoff and two hours following the conclusion of each game.
- Smoking is not allowed in the seating area, portals accessing the seating area, or in the restrooms at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field. Smoking is permitted underneath the East and West side grandstands.
- Persons should be aware that setting up a promotional space and/or distributing banners, booklets, business cards, circulars, commercial advertising, flyers, folders, handbills, leaflets, notices, pamphlets, posters, stickers, or any other written, printed and/or painted materials in or around Davis Wade Stadium and campus without the permission of Mississippi State University is prohibited.
- Visit the online headquarters for MSU's cheerleaders, pom squad and Bully.
- Full tailgating guidelines and policies can be found in the 2011 Mississippi State Fan Guide.
- Tickets are available for sale through the Mississippi State Athletic Ticket Office (662-325-2600 or 1-888-GO-DAWGS). The ticket office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday - Friday. The stadium ticket office, located on the south end of the stadium underneath the Seal M-Club Center, will open three hours prior to kickoff on gameday. Gates to Davis Wade Stadium will open 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff. Tickets can also be purchased online (print-at-home option) 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the MSU Dog Tag system.
- All individuals, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter Davis Wade Stadium.
- Please be cautious if you are purchasing tickets from the secondary market. A number of fans unknowingly purchased counterfeit tickets at an MSU home game in 2009. If a barcode on a ticket will not scan and authenticate at the gates of the stadium, you will not be permitted to enter.
Traffic (Postgame Traffic Flow/Parking Lot Exit Strategies)
- To expedite postgame traffic flow, these parking lot exiting directions are suggested.
- For the comfort and viewing pleasure of everyone at Davis Wade Stadium, no umbrellas are allowed inside the stadium.
- Guests should contact the nearest usher for assistance in seating locations, medical emergencies, or for anything else that might make their visit to Davis Wade Stadium more enjoyable.
Video Board Messaging
- Due to the sheer number of requests, currently Mississippi State Athletics does not offer personal messages (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) on the video boards or public address system at Davis Wade Stadium.
- Whether you are a diehard Bulldog fan, an opposing fan or team, or just have a general interest in MSU Athletics, please utilize our Visitor's Guide to Bulldog Country to find what you are looking for when it comes to MSU, MSU Athletics, Starkville and the state of Mississippi. The guide includes links to hotel and travel information, area maps, and much more pertinent information related to visits to the MSU campus and Starkville area.
Wireless Internet Access
- For the convenience of campus visitors, MSU is providing free wireless Internet access during Super Bulldog Weekend starting at 8 a.m. on Friday and ending at 6 p.m. on Sunday. To use this service you will need a laptop computer equipped with a wireless 802.11b/g network adapter. Guest users should connect to the wireless network identified as “msuguest”. The MSU wireless network covers most all of the central campus. View a map of specific coverage areas available.