September 1, 2012 7:19:35 PM
Football season has opened at Mississippi's universities, and Mississippi State Bulldog enthusiasts now have a new football-friendly website, fanguide.msstate.edu.
The new site offers instant access for fans to browse the latest activities surrounding all home games on Scott Field.
Specifically, fans can view GPS directions for vehicle and pedestrian travel to key campus locations, information on shuttles that includes real-time tracking, and an interactive parking map with traffic flow features.
Access to the new fan guide site is also available by visiting the MSU Athletics game day site hailstate.com/gameday, where a splash page offers both site options. The athletics site continues to provide information on team comparisons, game broadcasting, pregame and halftime festivities, and more.
Constant updates will be available through the game day Twitter account, @mstategameday. Stadium information, parking changes, traffic reports, policy reminders, and even game day tips such as the best routes for exiting campus after games will be received by Twitter followers.
Also, the game day committee is busy developing a free mobile app that smartphone users will soon be able to add to their devices.
Other updates to this year's game day fan information include:
n Closing of roads four hours prior to kickoff;
n Enhanced, paid park-and-ride at the Thad Cochran Research and Economic Development Park, with an increased security presence, restroom facilities and complimentary shuttle service;
n New eateries opening soon with Freshens smoothie and crepe shop in Colvard Student Union, Subway sandwich shop next to State Fountain Bakery, and a "new" State Fountain Bakery with even more "sweet" offerings;
n A one-stop shop for tailgaters called "Game Day Central" at the corner of Creelman Street and Stone Boulevard, where MSU Dining orders and supplies can be picked up;
n Continued recycling efforts, with the placement of black (garbage) and blue (recycling) bags available on poles located throughout game day areas.