Report: Vanderbilt game to move away from campus to LP Field

For Ole Miss, the city of Nashville represented the beginning and end of the 2013 football season and one-fourth of the Rebels’ wins.

The Jeff Scott touchdown run lifted the Rebels to a 39-35 win on opening night and was perhaps the most electric play of the season for Ole Miss.

Due to quirks in the remaking of the SEC schedule, Ole Miss will play Vanderbilt in Nashville for a second-straight season this season, and the game will be played at LP Field, site of the Rebels’ 25-17 Music City Bowl win over Georgia Tech.

The Commodores had won five of the previous six meetings in the series before Ole Miss won last August at Vanderbilt Stadium.

The win in that stretch was in Nashville, 23-7 at Vanderbilt Stadium in 2009.

Ole Miss fans have a history of supporting their teams in Nashville including a strong turnout for the SEC basketball tournament championship game in 2013, a 66-63 win over No. 13 Florida.

Last year’s Ole Miss-Vanderbilt game attracted a sellout crowd of 40,350.

LP Field seats 69,143 and attendance for the Music City Bowl was 52,125 .

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to Kory Keys and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Colonel_Panic

    This move makes me very excited about football season. Another road trip to Nashville never hurt anyone!

  • karl Hungus

    The move to Nashville gives Vandy about a 23.5% more chance of pulling a huge upset. Of course they do own the series lately.

  • karl Hungus

    I started thinking…..when I worked at Nacho Mamas, I worked with alot of Aholes, too! I’m most sure that you were…Buster, if that is really YOUR name.

  • Buster Duke

    Gee there Karl…wink, wink. Your posts have slowed down. What’s wrong, Scotty? People, he isn’t a troll, just a moron whose parents made go to Ole Miss. I know his whole story. Now, call ME a liar, “KARL”.

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