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 hangtags 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. Please see the Limited Mobility/Reserved Lot manifest for a complete list of lots and available shuttle locations.

Southern University Gameday Emergencies Contact

SUPD - 225-771-2770

SU Ticket Office: 225-771-3171

Fans are encouraged to download the Jag Safe app with anonymous photo and video submissions, mass text and email notifications, real time indoor positioning, and emergency weather alerts, students, faculty and staff can stay informed, protected, and in control of suspicious activity on campus. To Download Jag Safe App, click here.

If you are in need of assistance on Gameday, please locate a member of the Gameday Staff or a parking lot attendant.

Southern University Football Game Traffic Plan


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.

Traffic on Campus during Normal Traffic Flow

  • Traffic onto campus by way of Harding Boulevard.
    • The right lane of Harding Boulevard is for Decal Reserved Parking Lots A, B, and D (Mini Dome and Stadium Parking).
    • The left lane of Harding Boulevard is for Decal Reserved Parking Lots, E, V, U and MLK
    • Game day bus parking should enter on Harding and proceed to E.C.  Harrison Drive. Parking is $200 for all non-SU Alumni/Booster Clubs.
    • General parking should enter through Harding Boulevard, Mills Avenue or Swan Avenue. Parking is $10 per car.

*Any decal entering the Mini Dome maybe allowed to pass through the Mini Dome parking area if it is not Lot D to get their designated decal parking area.

Traffic onto campus by way of Swan Avenue will be able to get to Lots A, B, C, F, G, H, and I.

* Any decals entering Swan Ave. may be allowed to get to Lots A, B, or D also.

Traffic onto campus by way of B. A. Little Dr. from Mills Avenue will be able to get to Lots C, F, G, H, and I.

* Any decals entering B. A. Little Dr. may be allowed to get to Lots A, B, or D also.

All traffic that is not going to a reserved lot must park in a general parking area.

  • Traffic onto Harding Boulevard.
    • Bradford Hall Parking Lot
    • Human Resources Parking Lot
    • Parking lot on the Scott's Bluff
    • Archives Parking Lot
    • Museum Parking Lot
    • Law Center Parking Lot
    • Mayberry Dining Hall Parking Lot
    • Army/Navy ROTC Parking Lot
  • Traffic onto Swan Avenue.  
    • The grass area east of Isabel Herson Street.
    • The grass area north of the Southern Laboratory practice field.
    • The grass area north of Isabel Herson Street.  
  • Traffic onto B. A. Little Dr. from Mills Avenue.
    • The grass area to the south of Mills Ave. and west of B. A. Little Drive.
    • The grass area to the south of Mills Ave. and east of B. A. Little Drive.
    • The parking lot area at the Ashford O. Williams Hall (Agriculture Building)

Traffic on Campus during Contra-flow Traffic

  • Harding Blvd. Contra-flow Traffic
    • All lanes will be inbound.
    • Contra-flow Traffic will start at 3 p.m. or earlier if necessary.

Tailgating Rules

Tailgating on the Baton Rouge Campus begins at 6 a.m. on Gameday until start of the game. Fans and Patron and are strongly urged to adhear to the policies listed below regarding gameday tailgating policies and procedures. 

There is no re-entry once fans (reserved or general admission) enter the SUBR campus after 6 a.m. on Saturday. Once the tabs on the parking tags are collected, fans are permitted from leaving the campus or access any area for drop off. Tabs are not collected until Saturday morning starting at 6 a.m.

These policies are intended to ensure the safety of all who enter the Southern University campus. All of the following policies are strictly enforced and tailgating and/or parking privileges are subject to revocation should fans violate these rules and policies.

General Tailgating Policies

Bands & Music
Live musical bands and other live performances are NOT allowed at tailgating sites or on campus without prior approval from Southern University Athletics.

Music (Amplified)
Music must be confined to your tailgate area and speakers must be directed into your tailgate party. All music must be turned off by midnight the night before games and by 2 a.m. after games. Tailgaters are encouraged to contact SUPD at (225) 771-2770 when music from another tailgate party becomes a nuisance.

Caterers must have proper parking permits to be admitted to private tailgate areas in reserved lots. Dropping off tailgate orders or supplies without a permit will not be allowed.

Cookers on trailers are not allowed in reserved lots, and no cooker at any location on campus may be larger than a 55-gallon drum (23” in diameter x 35” long). Cookers may not be placed in travel lanes or in parking spaces. Cookers may not be placed inside buildings.

Cooking Sites
Policy: Cooking is not permitted under building entrances, patios, covered walks or on any exposed aggregate, ornamental concrete, brick pavers, etc., where grease drippings can stain surfaces. Cooking is not permitted on any of the SU playing surfaces..

Fencing & Flooring
Fans may not erect or remove fencing or barricades of any type (permanent or temporary) on the SUBR campus. Fan may also not setup any temporary flooring anywhere on the SUBR campus or other areas deemed to be sensitive or prone to damage.

Food sales/food vendors
Policy: No food sales or vendors are allowed on campus without approval of Southern University Athletics and its concessionaire (Aramark).

Food Distribution
Companies and individuals may not issue samples or products without being properly licensed by the University. Food, drink, and other items may neither be sold nor given to the general public.

Portable electrical generators are permitted, but are discouraged. For temporary electrical needs, Southern University recommends the use of battery operated inverters that convert the battery current to house current. These recommended devices do not generate hazardous carbon monoxide emissions, do not require gasoline cans and resultant hazards, and do not create noise that is potentially damaging to hearing and a nuisance to fellow tailgaters. The operation of portable electrical generators that create excessive noise, emission hazards or other safety concerns will not be permitted.

Glass Containers
Policy: Glass containers are strongly discouraged for use during tailgating activities.
Reason: Broken glass can cause a safety hazard, not only for tailgaters, but also for students on campus during the week. This is a particular concern on the Parade Ground and other areas that are used for student recreational activities.

Motorized Vehicles (Go Carts, Etc.)
Policy: Golf carts, mopeds, scooters, ATVs, go carts hover boards and other custom motorized vehicles are not permitted on the Southern University campus unless authorized by SU Athletics.

Political Activity
Policy: Political activity is subject to the same rules that apply to all signage, banners, solicitation, distribution of literature and other non-SUBR activities on the SUBR campus. Distribution of fliers, stickers, buttons, signs, or promotional items is prohibited without approval by SUBR Administration. Contact the SUBR Office of Finance & Administration at (225) 578-3386 prior to game day for information on the approval process. Subject to reasonable restrictions to protect safety and pedestrian access, you may display political signs measuring not more than 2 feet in any dimension within your immediate tailgating area, if you are present at the location at all times and the signs do not block any walkway or other path.

Policy: Individuals may not arrange to bring portable restrooms onto campus. SUBR provides port-o-lets and restrooms in many buildings throughout campus for the convenience of fans.

Remote-Controlled Aircraft & Drones
Policy: The use and/or operation of remote controlled equipment/cameras/toys/aircraft (including all drones and unmanned aircraft systems) is strictly prohibited on all areas of the SUBR Campus – including Gamedays and during gameday related activities (i.e. Friday game preparations). All grounds and parking lots are considered part of the SUBR Campus.

Sidewalks & Bike Paths
All tailgating activities in this section are not permitted on sidewalks, bike paths and landscaped areas.

Signage and Banners
Policy: Banners and signage recognizing businesses, may not be displayed, nor may promotional/commercial materials be distributed without prior approval by Southern Administration. For non-commercial messages (that is, non-profit or political messages), and subject to reasonable restrictions to protect safety and pedestrian access, small signs, measuring not more than 2 feet in any dimension, may be placed within your immediate tailgating areas, if you are present at the location at all times and the signs do not block any walkway or other path. (also see political activity).