"This is a great weekend for our fans and alumni to come back to campus and we have a full schedule of events from Thursday through Sunday," director of athletics Scott Stricklin said. "We've put a great plan in place to accommodate the large number of people we'll have on campus and downtown and we look forward to creating another great experience for everyone involved."
Parking and traffic officials have released all road closures for the weekend (listed below), and announced plans for shuttle routes taking fans on and off campus. Three separate shuttle routes will be operational all day Saturday, carrying fans from the Thad Cochran Research Park to several stops around campus. Visitors can also utilize a downtown route for the Cotton District Arts Festival with stops throughout downtown ferrying passengers to campus as well. Shuttles will also be available from the south part of campus near the Wise Center to the middle of campus.
An interactive shuttle route map with live updates can be found at http://www.transit.msstate.edu/map. Baseball reserve lots will be honored throughout the weekend, and a map detailing parking and shuttle stops can be found at http://www.hailstate.com/fls/16800/pdf/sbw12_parking.pdf.
Super Bulldog Weekend begins with Thursday's first round of the Southeastern Conference Men's Tennis Championship and Mississippi State's nationally televised baseball game against Tennessee beginning at 6:30 p.m. The weekend will include home baseball and softball series, soccer and volleyball alumni matches, the men's tennis championship, the Cotton District Arts Festival, the Maroon-White Spring Game and a concert by Sugarland among other events.
Parking changes/road closures through Sunday [April 22] include:
Wednesday [April 18]
--5:30 p.m., a portion of Lakeview Road will be blocked off for pedestrian safety during the 2012 SEC Men's Tennis Tournament
Thursday [April 19]-Sunday [April 22]
--3 p.m., the parking lot behind Memorial Hall (Gameday lot No. 34)
--5:30 p.m., the parking lot north of McArthur Hall (Gameday lot No. 10)
Friday [April 20]
--4:00 p.m., Junction will open
--5:30 p.m., parking adjacent to Newell-Grissom Building (Gameday lot No. 5)
--5:30 p.m., parking adjacent to McCarthy Gym (Gameday lot No. 19)
--5:30 p.m., parking in front of Garner Hall (Gameday lot No. 12)
--5:30 p.m., parking in the gated lot south of the Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Building
--5:30 p.m., the southern entrance to C.Q. Sheely Circle (The MSU night shuttle route will adjust accordingly.)
--7 p.m., B.S. Hood Road between Barnes and Noble Bookstore and Davis Wade Stadium
Saturday [April 21]
1 p.m., Stone Blvd. and Creelman St.