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Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium before the crowds arrive

 

 

Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field is the home stadium for the Ole Miss Rebels football team. The Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium is located on campus at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. Building started on the historic stadium in 1912 and the Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium was officially opened October 1, 1915. A series of gradual expansions, remodels and improvements have brought the stadium up to date. Currently the Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium seating chart can hold 60,856 Ole Miss fans.

 

 

The stadium was originally named for Judge William Hemmingway a professor of law at the University of Mississippi and the Chairman of the Committee on Athletics at Ole Miss. In October of 1982 beloved Ole Miss Rebels former head coach Johnny Vaught's name was added to the stadium. Finally, in 1998 long-time Ole Miss supporter Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth's name was given to the field bringing the official name of the home of the Ole Miss Rebels to Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field.

 

 

The Grove, the tailgating area located on campus right next to Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium is famed in college football all over the country as one of the best places to tailgate. One Ole Miss Rebel football game days, the Grove is filled with blue, red and white tents and fans dressed in their Sunday best eating traditional southern cooking as well as tailgating classics. The entire Ole Miss Rebel roster, including coaches and injured players take the "Walk of Champions" down the middle of the Grove into the stadium a few hours before kick-off, making the area that lines the sidewalk the best place to be. Some fans arrive as early as 6:00am for afternoon games to get a good spot in the Grove. For many the pre-game tailgating is just as important as the actual game.

 

Buy Ole Miss Rebels tickets today and save your spot in Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium, though if you want a spot in the Grove you have to stake it out yourself...

 


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