By: Ebonee Burrell | Editor in Chief
Due to the opening of Hancock Whitney Stadium, The University of South Alabama’s Board of Trustees approved name changes to several streets on the university’s main campus.
Scott Weldon, Vice President of Finance and Administration, explained how different street names will be easier to help guide people who have never been on campus. Hancock Whitney Stadium will bring a lot of visitors to the campus next fall for the Jaguars home games.
“We wanted to make sure we could minimize confusion because there will be a lot of people traveling to our campus next fall and many of them have never been here before,” said Weldon.
According to Weldon, the changes will be finalized by the start of next fall. Before the changes can be made, the university will work on notifying agencies to make those changes in navigation systems, such as google maps.
Sahilee Waitman, President of Student Government Association stated, “I think changing the street names makes sense for the new streets that are being added. It’s a good initiative for the university to try to make it as simple as possible for people to get around.”
According to Weldon, the changes will be finalized by next fall. Changes will be made to the following roads:
- Stadium Boulevard to Jaguar Boulevard.
- Jaguar Drive to Student Services Drive.
- Alumni Circle to Student Center Circle.
- Celevrdon Parkway to Stadium Drive.
- Health Services Drive to Ernest Cleverdon Drive.
- John Counts Drive will extend past the intramural fields.
The Jaguars are set to host their first home game at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Sept. 2020.