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Biloxi leaders meet on Game Day traffic plan

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - It might be the ultimate game day experience on Saturday, but it might be the ultimate headache for parking as Biloxi tries to figure out how to manage the thousands of people who will be in downtown.

The Ultimate Game Day Experience will be 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday before the Biloxi Shuckers first game at MGM Park. There are 8,563 parking spaces - a mix of public and private.

Biloxi and team officials will meet today at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the traffic situation.

Earlier this week, city spokesman Vincent Creel said Biloxi police will be out in force with nearly two dozen officers to keep pedestrians safe.

Stadium visitors are asked not to park on residential streets and parking in private spaces is at the motorists' risk.

Although the downtown area offers thousands of public parking spaces, the city is advising Game Day fans to use the free Coast Transit Park-and-Ride shuttle service, which links the downtown Biloxi Transit Center with all east Biloxi casino resorts.

CTA will offer the free park-and-ride service along its Casino Hopper route from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. During peak hours, the CTA shuttle will stop at each casino resort every 20 minutes. 

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But it will a problem for folks like Rusty Waites, co-owner of Angie's Dance Center, who will have a dance recital at the Saenger Theater during that time. The problem is that the lot around the Saenger is the biggest public parking spot designated for baseball fans.

Mike Lacy will be at that meeting and will have a report on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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