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Safety precautions for Pig Pickin’

By September 20, 2013Alumni

For 28 years, the annual Pig Pickin’ event hosted by Delta State’s Alumni Association has continued to grow. As more visitors are welcomed on campus, safety remains a top priority and creates the need for new rules and regulations during the event weekend. To ensure everyone has a safe and fun experience at Statesmen Park, no vehicles will be allowed at the park.

Tailgaters needing to drop off tents or other heavy items will be allowed to do so before 5 p.m. Friday and before 11 a.m. Saturday. After these times, traffic will not be allowed in the park. Parking will be available at the athletics facilities, Shumate Park, Walter Sillers Coliseum, Kent Wyatt Hall and across U.S. Hwy 8 on campus.

Tailgating behind the visitors’ side of the stadium is prohibited. This space is reserved for the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) fans that are traveling to Delta State. Directional signage will indicate the designated tailgating areas for attendees.

Golf Carts will not be allowed with the exception of officials and staff golf carts. Pets are also not permissible at the event. These rules were put in place to ensure the safety of our Pig Pickin’ participants, particularly the many children who attend.

For more information, contact the Alumni Office at 66-846-4660 or athletics at 662-846-4300. Visit for a full schedule of events.