University of S. Mississippi, Athletic Ctr.
Visiting teams park their bus inside the fenced area which gives more security for the vehicle and football players can then walk a short distance to the visiting players locker room at the back of the Athletic Building. The grass was in great shape and the drive lane was disguised nicely with only a pedestrian sidewalk across it. The public wouldn’t know that this bus access was there when not in use.
Fairchild Complex Athletic Building, corner of University Blvd. and Eaglewalk, Hattiesburg, MS 39404
370 m2 (3982 sq ft)
Mac’s Construction, PO Box 17017, Hattiesburg, MS 39404, contact Jerry Busha, Supt. 601-270-0229
Front of Fairchild Complex Athletic Building. GP2 at the back, to the left.
The GP2 lane starts here.
Visiting players’ bus comes from Eaglewalk and turns into the double-wide gate to park the bus away from fans.
GP2 parking for visitors’ bus gives the players easy access to the locker rooms to the right.
Road base with GP2 on top can easily support the bus over the grass surface. Since there is no compaction of the root zone, the grass will bounce right back up after use.
The bus lane continues with support both in the grass from GP2 and in the sidewalk. When not in use, this combination of surface treatments keeps the parking area from looking like one.