The Grove

  • “I still remember the first time I came here on my official visit. Walking through The Grove, the whole atmosphere was just UNBELIEVABLE.”
    - Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker
  • “I can say in definitive terms that there isn’t a better place to spend a college football Saturday”
    - Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN
Regarded as one of the world’s top sporting traditions, tailgating on football Saturdays at Ole Miss is one of those activities that every sports fan should take the opportunity to indulge in at some point in their life. Ten acres of lush green grass, watched over by majestic oak trees in the middle of the Ole Miss campus, are transformed from a tranquil picnic spot into tailgating paradise when thousands of football fans crowd into every corner of the land. Weaving through the myriad of red and blue tents, one is bound to encounter a few of the most extravagant set-ups in all of tailgating - fine china, chandeliers, big-screen satellite TVs. Of course, many tents are a bit simpler, but the unique atmosphere still encourages sundresses and high heels for the ladies and coats and ties for the men. Food and drink are abundant. “Hotty Toddy” can always be heard chanted among the trees. Champions walk through it. There is nowhere else like it. It is ... The Grove.