STARKVILLE, Miss.--In order to give our fans a safe atmosphere to enjoy the game and in light of the most recent events that have taken place in New York and Washington, D.C., law enforcement officials have placed strong restrictions on event management.<P>

No back packs or any large bags will be allowed into the stadium. Purses will be permitted, but will be subject to search.

Pursuant to SEC regulations, artificial noisemakers will not be permitted in Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

In addition to the above, if you leave the stadium, you will not be allowed to re-enter the stadium unless you purchase another ticket. No "Pass out" stubs will be allowed for any situation.

From a traffic standpoint, Darden and Lee Streets that run east-west, immediately south of the stadium and Barr Avenue, an east-west artery, immediately north of the stadium will be closed to through traffic at 4 p.m.

Unattended vehicles without a parking pass displayed in the window will be removed.

MSU athletic officials ask that you arrive early for the game and be patient as the university works through the restrictions for the event. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

STARKVILLE, Miss.--Thousands of Mississippi State fans attending Thursday's [Sept. 20] home football game between the Bulldogs and the South Carolina Gamecocks will be able to support national disaster relief efforts now under way.

Members of the Oktibbeha County chapter of the American Red Cross will be at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field to accept disaster relief donations in a collection effort sponsored by the university. Officers of the Starkville, West Point and Columbus fire departments will assist Red Cross volunteers.

Donations by cash or check may be left at Red Cross tables situated inside any of the 12 stadium entrances.

For more information, telephone the Oktibbeha County Red Cross at (662) 323-4621.

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