South Alabama vs Presbyterian: What to Know


If you’re headed to the South Alabama game on Saturday, you’re going to need to be prepared.

The Jags are hosting Presbyterian, an FCS team, after LSU cancelled its game to reschedule playing Florida. There are questions about whether South will need a waiver for the NCAA to go to a bowl game, but this article isn’t about that.

The logistics of attending a game can be stressful, so here is what fans need to know:

  • Gates for the grounds will open at 8 a.m. for parking.
  • Tickets can be bought online or at the gate—$10 for admission and $10 for parking.
  • Parking spaces at Ladd may be limited, but there are many alternatives to parking at the stadium. There are many lots near the stadium, including two lots—one at 1251 Virgina Street and one at Williamson High School—that typically run shuttles.
  • The Wave transit system will run round-trip shuttles from Bel Air Mall behind JCPenney. The shuttles, which cost $2.50 per person, will run from 3 p.m. until 90 minutes after the game ends. Children five years old and younger can ride for free.
  • Beer is sold at the concessions stands, so long as you have a valid ID, but will not be sold after the third quarter. Stands accept credit, debit, and cash.
  • You can bring in two bottles of water per person, so long as they are unopened.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the stadium, and if you leave you will not be readmitted.

Kickoff at Ladd is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and in case you can’t make it, the game will be televised online on ESPN3.