Everyone in college football loves to tailgate, but only one school is rebellious enough to have a dedicated part of campus for it - The University of Mississippi, better known as Ole Miss. Ole Miss football makes its home in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, constructed in 1915 and continuously renovated, most recently in 2002. The number of renovations demonstrates the popularity of the Ole Miss Rebels, the legendary team, ironically making it harder than ever to find an Ole Miss football parking space, unless it is booked in advance.
Ole Miss takes tailgating to new heights at The Grove, a 10-acre sized swampy area that is often filled with tents, allowing fans and their families to cook food and socialize. Ole Miss takes tailgating seriously enough that fine china, nice tablecloths and other amenities typically for formal meals are used at the Grove. With the help of the Grove, Ole Miss Rebels football has gotten more popular over the years, making it more difficult to find Ole Miss stadium parking spaces. If you plan ahead and book your Vaught-Hemingway Stadium parking spot ahead of time with ParkWhiz, you can save yourself both time and frustration.
The venue’s named for three people in the official name “Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field.” Johnny Vaught is the most interesting: a head coach at Ole Miss from 1947 to 1970, with a final stint in 1973 and a record of 190 wins, 61 losses and 12 ties. Coach Vaught helped Ole Miss reach 18 bowl games bowl games, 10 of them being wins. Additionally, Coach Vaught guided the Rebels to claim the SEC championship in 1947, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1962 and 1963. Planning ahead for sporting events is always smart, especially when it comes to NCAA games, so book your Ole Miss football parking spot in advance with ParkWhiz.
All you need to do is find your Rebels football game, book your Ole Miss football parking spot and print your ParkWhiz parking pass. Bring your pass with you to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, and then just enjoy the game.
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