With new executive orders issued in Mississippi, Ole Miss has updated its attendance plans.

“We are beginning a phased approach of expanding our outdoor attendance to full capacity over the coming weeks,” Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter said in a school announcement. “In consultation with the SEC and other agencies, our department is working hard to take those steps safely and appropriately. We believe incremental attendance growth will give us the best opportunity to monitor the health landscape, review our processes and address any safety issues as needed.

“Most importantly, our top priority will always be our student-athletes and their well-being. We will continue to distance student-athletes from fans, including utilizing buffer zones around the team areas. They will continue to undergo routine testing, as all team safety procedures will remain in accordance with NCAA and SEC regulations.

“With all that our country has been through in the past year, I hope you are as excited as we are to be all together again cheering on our Rebels!”

While Grove Bowl attendance information is set to be announced at a later date, Wednesday’s announcement included updates on other sports, including baseball and men’s basketball:

BASEBALL
Full season ticket orders are being filled for all fans that renewed prior to the February 1 deadline. No new season ticket orders are being accepted at this time. Single-game tickets will not be available this weekend, but there will be opportunities over the course of the season and increasing each game.

Season ticket holders will receive an email regarding seat and parking locations. Left field will return to previous operations with fans bringing their own chairs and BBQ areas reopened.

Season ticket holders that are unable to make the Belmont or future series are reminded to transfer their tickets to a friend or utilize the Rebel Ticket Exchange Group on Facebook.

The student ticket number is doubling, and the allotment is also expected to grow over the course of the season. Tickets will continue to go on sale the Monday of each game week at 8 a.m. Portable chairs will be provided in right field, and no tents or personal chairs are allowed.

Fans are required to wear a face covering upon entry into the facility, while in transit around the concourse and may only remove them when at their seat. Other existing safety measures include hand sanitizer stations, touchless transactions, mobile tickets, grab-and-go concessions options, frequent disinfecting the facility and more. In addition, no fan should enter a venue if they display any COVID-19 symptoms.

Complete gameday information will be available this week at http://www.olemissgameday.com/Baseball.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
All season ticket holders who were able to select at 25 percent will receive tickets for Saturday’s men’s basketball finale against Vanderbilt. Additional students tickets are available and may be purchased now at students.olemisstix.com.

Carter’s announcement said the new attendance policies take effect beginning this weekend. Updated attendance for more sports can be found here.