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Police releaser traffic plan for opening of MGM Park new home to the Biloxi Shuckers


BILOXI, Mississippi — Police have released their traffic plan for the opening of MGM Park the new home to the Biloxi Shuckers.

Police Chief John Miller presented his game plan for car and pedestrian traffic to the city council on Tuesday.

Miller says Caillavet Street from U.S. 90 to Howard Avenue will be closed for the games as well as Vieux Marche to Lameuse Street. There will be drop-off points along Howard at the cross streets and plans are being made to provide handicapped parking.

"After the first two or three games, I suspect this will change," he said. He told the council at least 15 police officers will be needed to control traffic and keep downtown safe.

"It's going to be costly for us," he said.

The Sun Herald reports ( it is still not known when the first game will be played at the stadium, but Jason Wold, project manager with Yates Construction, said the goal is to lay grass on the field the first or second week of May.

"The scoreboard is supposed to arrive on site May 10," he said, and about one-third of the seats are installed.

Information from: The Sun Herald,

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