Parking, traffic details for weekend, Game Day released

For Starkville Daily News

Mississippi State University kicks off the first of seven football weekends this Thursday, Sept. 10 with several events planned, and fans are reminded to keep traffic conditions “top of mind” for Saturday’s late game against LSU. 
Bulldog fans will try to set a new Guinness World Records title for most people ringing cowbells simultaneously at Cowbell Yell beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday evening in Davis Wade Stadium. Gate F at the stadium opens to fans at 7:30 p.m. 
On Friday, Sept. 11, the 16th annual Bulldog Bash will feature California-based indie rock band Local Natives in a Cotton District free concert. Other bands performing include Ithaca, New York-based alternative rock band X Ambassadors and New York City indie pop band MisterWives. 
Kickoff for MSU against LSU is Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8:15 p.m. in Davis Wade Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN. With the late TV timeslot, local and state law enforcement officials have been meeting to discuss plans to make gameday as safe and smooth as possible on campus and city and state roadways.
“We are very thankful for the cooperation of so many local and state agencies as we work to create an enjoyable gameday experience for everyone who visits MSU,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum. “We face challenging traffic and parking issues on football Saturdays, but sharing the resources of the city, county, the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety enhances our ability to address these issues.” 
Amy Tuck, MSU vice president for campus services, said the university has worked tirelessly to provide fans with the fastest and safest egress possible within the current infrastructure.
“The late kick off for this week’s game will cause egress to be slow at times immediately after the game. The University asks fans to have patience as local and state law enforcement agencies work to clear both campus and the Starkville area safely.”
Law enforcement will be working key intersections both on and off campus after the game

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