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The deadline to order your bowl tickets and have them fulfilled in priority order is 5 p.m. on Friday, December 8th. Please note that any orders placed after the priority deadline will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Ticket orders will be mailed beginning on Monday, December 11th.

Tickets that are requested to be picked up, can be at the Pat Ferlise Ticket Office on campus during normal business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) beginning Monday, December 11th and continuing until Friday, December 22nd. After that time, tickets will be available for pickup the day of the game, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Independence Stadium at the East Ticket Booth Right of Gate #4. Chair back tickets along the sideline will be $50, Bench seating along the sideline will be $45, and endzone seating will be $30. Student tickets are $20 and fans may make donations for tickets to be used by local members of the military, local charities, and under privileged youth groups for $20.

$50 Chairbacks
$45 Sideline Bench
$30 Endzone Bench
$20 Southern Miss Student
$20 Donated Tickets for Military and Charity Groups

Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets through the Southern Miss Ticket Office as each ticket purchase directly benefits Southern Miss Athletics and guarantees fans that they will sit with other Golden Eagle fans.

The ticket office will begin to fulfill orders placed before the priority deadline in the following order:

* Season Ticket Holders & Eagle Club Members priority based upon Eagle Club Giving Level.
* Season Ticket Holders who are non-Eagle Club Members.
* Eagle Club members who are non-Season Ticket Holders.
* General Public

If you are a season ticket holder or Eagle Club member, please be sure

If you are a season ticket holder or Eagle Club member, please be sure to log in to your account at when ordering to ensure you receive your priority. If you do not remember your login information and need assistance, fans can call the ticket office at 1-800-844-TICK (8425).

Southern Miss Student Tickets:

Students can purchase tickets at the Pat Ferlise Ticket Office during normal business hours (Monday - Friday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or by calling 1-800-844-TICK. Please make sure that you have your Student ID with you when purchasing your tickets.

Other Ticket Information
Regardless of age, every person must have a game ticket for admission.

Will Call Opens: 10:00 a.m.
Gates Open: 10:30 a.m.
Kick-Off: 12:30 p.m.

Game Day Fan Bus Transportation
For shuttle locations and times, click here
Cost: $5.00 per passenger; free for children 12 and under

Will Call
Located at East Ticket Booth Right of Gate #4
Open 10:00 a.m. until the end of the 2nd quarter

Lost / Stolen Ticket Policy
Should a patron have their tickets stolen, the following information will be required for the Walk-Onâ€TMs Independence Bowl to issue duplicate tickets: A copy of the police report that was filed when the person reported their tickets stolen, photo I.D., and verification by the ticket office of the order. Duplicate tickets will be issued at no charge up until Friday, December 22, 2017. On game day, upon receiving a valid police report and verification of order, every attempt will be made to place the patron in the original seat, or a seat equal to or best available to take the place of their stolen ticket. Lost tickets that do not require a police report are subject to a $10 reprinting fee on the day of the game. The original ticket holder should proceed to the Public Will-Call at Gate #4 for order verification before duplicate tickets can be issued.

Parking A limited number of reserved parking spaces adjacent to Independence Stadium are available for $25 each through the bowl office by calling (318) 221-0712. Cash-only parking lots are available for $15 around the State Fair Grounds on game day. There will be a limited number of spaces. Fans can pre-purchase Blue Lot parking passes for $10 by calling the Bowl Office. Parking can also be purchased online here Handicap parking is available for $10. RV spaces are available on the Louisiana State Fair Grounds for $50 per day, including hook-up. To reserve an RV spot, contact the State Fair Office at (318) 635-1361.

For more information and for a parking map, click here

Tailgating A special lot conveniently located northeast of Independence Stadium, the White Lot, has been reserved for tailgate parties. The price is $25 per parking space. To make reservations for tailgating space, contact the State Fair Office at (318) 635-1361. Grass Tailgate Areas can be purchased through the State Fair Office and the price depends on the amount of space. Charter buses and limousine passes are $50 each and can also be purchased through the State Fair Office. Tailgating parties are not permitted in General Parking (Blue, Silver, Gold, Brown, Red, or Orange Lots).

Items Prohibited from Independence Stadium

  • Outside food or drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
  • Ice chests/coolers
  • Video Cameras
  • Firearms
  • Mace
  • Knives
  • Pocket Tools
  • Straight Blades
  • Tazer/Stun Guns
  • Umbrellas
  • Oversize Bags (Bags must fit in 12″ x 12″ box)
  • Laser Pointers/Lights

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