Gameday in Auburn: A Guide for Alabama A&M Fans

Gameday in Auburn: A Guide for Alabama A&M Fans

(WAFF) - A rare match-up between Auburn and Alabama A&M on Saturday will give many faithful Bulldog fans an opportunity to travel to the Loveliest Village on the Plains. 

If you haven't been to Auburn before, especially on a game day, there are a few things you need to know. 

1. Have a parking plan
Auburn is a small town, but it more than doubles in population during a home game. Various student organizations will offer parking close to the stadium for $10-$25. If you get to town early enough - try finding a free spot on the curb or grass off Wire Road. Here's a full game day parking map

Auburn also offers a shuttle service that runs before, during and after the game. You park a few miles off campus, but the shuttle will bring you very close to the stadium. Click here for a full list of pick-up locations

2. First time? Visit Toomer's Corner
Once you park your car you really should visit Toomer's Corner. It's easy to miss if you are just walking to the stadium. Ask any fan in Orange or Blue (or both) and they will happily point you in the right direction. It's an easy walk from anywhere on campus. 

There you will find multiple bookstores, restaurants, bars and Toomer's Drugs (home of Toomer's Lemonade!). 

If you plan to go to the Corner after the game - keep in mind an Auburn win means thousands will flock to the intersection to roll anything in sight.

3. Need to kill some time?
The game is a 6:30p.m. kickoff, and if you don't have a plan to tailgate, you may find yourself needing some things to do. 
Luckily, Auburn publishes a gameday plan of various pre-game events. 
A stroll through campus will take you by the Auburn Arena and Haley Center (home of the official campus bookstore). If you need some food - there are vendors available outside and inside the Auburn Student Center, located right next to the stadium. 

4. Enjoy the game!
Jordan-Hare Stadium is one of the top football venues in the country, and win or lose, a gameday in Auburn is one to remember!

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