BATON ROUGE -- The LSU football team will participate in a celebration of its 2007 college football national championship on Saturday, January 19, in Tiger Stadium beginning at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and gates will open at 1 p.m.
The National Championship Celebration at Tiger Stadium will include the presentation of championship and individual trophies to the LSU football team, video highlights of the football season, performances by the Tiger Marching Band and comments from University officials, head coach Les Miles and Tiger players.
The day will conclude with the hoisting of a new National Championship flag to fly over Tiger Stadium.
Fans are encouraged to visit Celebration Central at Tiger One Village beginning at noon in front of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. "After8" will play a free concert in Tiger One Village from noon until 2 p.m., and give-away items will be provided.
Food and drink will be available for purchase and official national championship merchandise will be on sale.
Tailgating on the LSU campus is encouraged and LSU is urging fans to arrive early and then be patient with traffic when exiting campus after the celebration. Touchdown Village 2 will be available at 5 p.m. on Friday for motor home parking. Touchdown Village 1 is currently closed for renovations.
Several parking lots will be closed to the general public, including Lot A on the west side of Tiger Stadium, Lot B to the south, Lot H on the east side and Lot K across from the Football Operations Center. In addition, due to an LSU track and field meet at the LSU Field House, Lot O will be closed. North and South Stadium Drives will be closed to traffic as they are on game days.
Lot H on the east side of Tiger Stadium is available for handicap parking with the presentation of a valid state issued handicap parking pass.
LSU advises fans that, due to the expected large attendance, this event is not intended to be an autograph opportunity. LSU encourages fans to bring still and video cameras to record the event for their remembrance of the occasion.