Gameday over?: Ole Miss fans not allowed to tailgate after new health protocols

Watch: Ole Miss fans are not allowed to tailgate after new health protocols

OXFORD,Miss. — Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves outlined protocol for college sporting events.

Some people on the Ole Miss campus told FOX13 they know the football season is coming, but they said it does not feel right.

“The games last year were a lot of fun they were one of my favorites freshman experiences and the fact that they are not happening this year is kind of upsetting,” said Sophomore Education Major Taylor Swartz.

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Swartz said she does not plan on going to the games like last year, the governor’s protocol will cut attendance at Vaught-Hemingway stadium from 64,000 fans to 16,000 fans or 25 percent.

Those people going to the games must wear masks while entering and walking about but can take them off once they get to their seats.

Seating will be six feet apart.

Tailgating is not allowed.

“The Grove is the biggest part of being a freshman and then the experience I would say is definitely the Grove just walking through it like even if you don’t have a tent and are not actually tailgating, watching the interaction people have is such a big part of Ole Miss Football,” said Swartz.

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Tailgating for some may be hard to quit.

“Oh I think people are still going to try it one hundred percent and I feel especially seeing the football schedule we have both Bama and state at home it would be the biggest tailgate games ever,” said Swartz.