BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Southern University's Jaguars are having their home game opener Saturday night and its expected to be a packed event full of fans.
In preparation for the big event, BRProud.com caught up school officials who tell us fans need to be aware of rules with parking.
"This will be the first of many people interested in classics here at the Mumford stadium," said Christopher Jones of Southern University's media relations team.
"We just asked our fans to make special arrangements in getting to the stadium early."
Southern University Police urges fans to arrive early before kick-off for all Southern University home football games at A.W. Mumford Stadium to help with the ease of traffic flow.
Drivers who park in the paid/reserve lots must have their hang tags visible on the vehicles or risk being towed and/or ticketed.
Contraflow may begin earlier than designated if need be. Additional reserve parking will be available at the MLK Catholic Center. Call the SU ticket office at 225-771-3171 for details.
Also, the areas on Isabel Herson Drive, near the Southern University Laboratory School, will be available for parking. General parking, which is $10, will only be made available on Saturday.
Designated limited mobility parking areas will be available on a first come basis. Shuttles will be available in certain areas to bring fans to the stadium.
We're told all hang tags must be hung from rearview mirror before entering campus and must remain visibly displayed at all times.
Vehicles parked in reserved parking lots without displaying reserved hang tags for that lot will be towed.
There are a limited number of game day RV and tailgating spots available, call 225-771-3171 for more info. Individual vehicles will not be allowed to park in RV lots.
All motor homes and fifth-wheelers must park in the areas designated for motor homes.
If you will be towing a vehicle, you must purchase a parking permit for the vehicle and park it in the designated lot that corresponds to the permit.