Published on September 30th, 2022 | by Oxford Police Department0
Oxford Police Department Announces Kentucky Game Day Plans
To ensure that everyone has a fun and safe time celebrating, Oxford Police Department will have an increased presence in and around the downtown Square area. OPD’s goal is to be proactive in preventing any disturbances or unsafe activities, and as always, do not hesitate to contact us should the need arise.
Shuttles will run from the South Oxford Center (the old Baptist Memorial Hospital) and Northwest Community College parking lots beginning at 6 am before kickoff and two hours postgame. The NWCC and SOC parking lots will cost $30 to park for SEC games. No cost to ride the shuttles. The O.U.T. Buses start running at 6 AM and ending 2 hours postgame including the Jackson Avenue Center parking lot. There will be NO shuttles running from The Square to The Grove. Parking at Insight Park is $40 for conference games. There are no shuttles here. Fans must walk to the stadium.
Be aware of no parking zones. Vehicles will be towed from designated no parking areas at the owners’ expense. This includes no parking on any highways or exit ramps. The SEC implements a clear bag policy for in-stadium use. The Oxford Police Department wants to remind everyone to store their valuables in the trunk and lock their cars.
Visit Oxford will have one of the famous Double Decker Buses parked in front of City Hall on The Square near East Jackson Avenue for photo opportunities on game day.
After The Game
Once the fourth quarter begins in the game, Gertrude Ford will automatically convert to a one way street. Buses will pick up in the power plant parking lot across from the stadium on Gertrude Ford. The Ford Center lot will be required to exit northbound towards Jackson Avenue. Lot A near the stadium and Manning Way will be required to turn right towards Old Taylor Road. Once the University announces, Old Taylor Road will flow one way southbound in both lanes.
Be cautious of police officers directing traffic all around Oxford. Please be patient as we work to direct traffic for optimum traffic flow.