Michelle Southern reporting.
Saturday will be the biggest day of the season on the LSU campus as 3rd ranked, undefeated Ole Miss comes to town. It's also Homecoming and university officials are urging fans to arrive early and attend ESPN's College Gameday.
Parking Director Adam Smith says it'll help everyone if you plan to come to campus earlier than you normally would.
"If you want to up it by a couple hours, it'll be more convenient for you," said Smith. "Even if you're a season permit parking holder, there's going to be a lot more traffic on campus than normal."
Kickoff for the LSU-Ole Miss game is scheduled for 6:15pm and the game will be televised on ESPN. Activities will start early as the GameDay crew will be live from the parade grounds starting at 8am. Smith says, some fans are finding this inconvenient, but the post-game plan will be the same with a southbound contraflow planned on Nicholson.
"We're going to still force traffic in a certain area because it's better for the mass group that we're dealing with for the most efficient traffic flow," said Smith.
Smith says you can get live traffic and parking updates online at lsusports.net/parking. The game is sold out as a record crowd of over 102,000 fans are expected for the contest between the SEC West Division rivals. Smith says that's a lot of people to be in one place so he requests the purple and gold nation to be patient.
"We do hope that everything works out well and we're confident in our plan," said Smith. "But we do realize there will be folks being sent out of their way."