OXFORD, Miss.–Game day parking fines in the city of Oxford look like they’ll be going up in prices this year as a way to curtail offenders that try to play the system.
Mayor Pat Patterson told News Mississippi that the current fines for parking in and around the square over the allotted three hours on game days are $10 and that’s isn’t enough to stop it from happening.
“So people simply don’t come downtown and park all day and walk to the game,” is the main reason for the hikes said Patterson
He said the board of aldermen are likely to vote on the issue August 20.
The University of Mississippi has changed their policy now on football game days and hence the change for Oxford.
Everyone who parks on campus for the 2013 season must have a parking pass and park in their designated lot.
This is likely to displace hundreds of people who normally parked anywhere they could find a spot on campus into the city.
Prices are expected to be changed to $50 for the first offense and rise to $100 each after the third infraction.
Both Oxford and the University of Mississippi are asking people to park in the designated lots with shuttles in the city and those can be found here.