LSU Football in Tiger Stadium
Javier Fernandez

Tiger Stadium In-Stadium Policies (@LSUsports) (@LSUsports)
LSU Sports Interactive

Gameday Timeline

Times of note for a typical night game in Tiger Stadium (Based on a 7 p.m. CT kickoff; Times listed are hours/minutes prior to kickoff)

* 6+ hours: LSU Ticket Office opens | Visit 24/7
4 hours: Live band performs at Tiger One Village
3 hours: Club level and Suites open at Tiger Stadium | Seating Chart
2 hr, 45 min: LSU Student gates open at Tiger Stadium | Student Tickets
2 hr, 30 min: All remaining gates open at Tiger Stadium
2 hr, 5 min: LSU walks down "Victory Hill"
2 hours: LSU Gameday presented by CST on the air | Listen Free | Affiliates
1 hr, 50 min: Golden Band from Tigerland marches down "Victory Hill"
22 min: Guest Captains Presentation | National L Club
15 min: Golden Band from Tigerland takes the field for pregame performance
10 min: Alma Mater and National Anthem 
4 min: LSU takes the field
3 min: Visitor takes the field
0 min: Kickoff

* The LSU Athletics Ticket Office is open on football game days beginning at 8 a.m. CT for games that kickoff at 2:30 p.m. or earlier, and 6 hours prior to kickoff for games that start after 2:30 p.m. The ticket office will close at halftime.

Security Enhancements - Metal Detectors

LSU is in the process of preparing to have metal detectors in place at all gates by 2019, a year ahead of the SEC requirement. In an effort to better train our staff and educate more fans, we will be moving the metal detectors to different gates for the remaining games in 2018. If metal detectors are being tested at your gate, please plan to arrive early and remove all electronic devices and large metal objects from your pockets. You do not need to remove belts, wallets, watches, jewelry, coins, or jackets. The clear bag policy will still be in effect as well.

Those fans with medical issues should notify security prior to going through the metal detectors where they will then be directed to the Medical Item Inspection Tents located at Gate 10 and the Southwest corner of Tiger Stadium near Gate 1.

Fans should be aware that any items deemed as a weapon (pocket knives, multi-tools, etc.) will have to dispose of them or return those items to their cars before entering the stadium. Prohibited items that are confiscated will not be returned. For a complete listing of prohibited items in Tiger Stadium, click here.

Metal Detectors FAQ for 2018

Why is LSU implementing metal detectors?
LSU is implementing the walk-through metal detectors to enhance our safety procedures at Tiger Stadium. This is an effort to make sure that our fans, student-athletes, coaches and game day personnel can enjoy the games in a safe environment.

Have there been any prior threats made against Tiger Stadium?
No. Like many stadiums, LSU is implementing the walk-through metal detectors as a way to enhance safety procedures. Metal detectors are already mandatory at NFL and MLB stadiums, and they are in use at other college stadiums around the country. The SEC has also mandated that all stadiums in the conference use metal detectors by 2020.

How much extra time should fans allow for entry into Tiger Stadium?
Considering the large number of metal detectors that will be set up outside of Tiger Stadium, we are encouraging fans to arrive at least 30 minutes earlier than normal to help with smooth foot traffic flows.

Will there be a metal detector at every gate?
No. Currently we are running a pilot program to test the metal detectors as well as train our staff and educate our fans. Metal Detectors will move to a different set of gates each game so we can prepare for full implementation in 2019.

How will the process work once a fan approaches the metal detector?
Fans will be asked to follow the instructions of the gate security personnel and place their cell phones, cameras, and other large metal objects in their clear bags or in the security containers on the screening tables before passing through the metal detectors. Fans do not need to remove belts, wallets, watches, jewelry, coins, or jackets. Those who have prohibited items will have to dispose of them or return those items to their cars before entering the stadium.

What happens to individuals who cannot walk through a metal detector due to a medical condition?
According to the manufacturer, the walk-through metal detectors in use at Tiger Stadium have been tested and approved by all appropriate authorities for human exposure of electromagnetic fields; this includes pregnant women, those having implantable medical devices and magnetic media. However, if a fan has a medical condition and doesn't feel comfortable passing through the metal detector, they can identify their need to gate security personnel and will be directed to the Medical Item Inspection Tents located at Gate 10 and the Southwest Roll Gate near Gate 1.

Does the clear bag policy remain in effect with the addition of the metal detectors?
Yes, the clear bag policy will still be in effect. To expedite the screening process, it is recommended that fans use their approved clear bag to carry all approved items. Each clear bag will be inspected by gate security staff before entering the metal detector.

What time do the gates to Tiger Stadium open?
Suites and Clubs will open 3 hours prior to kickoff. This includes Gates 14, 20, 21 and the West Club Gates. The Student Gate will open 2 hours and 45 minutes prior and all other gates will open 2 hours and 30 minutes before kickoff.

Tiger Stadium In-Stadium Policies

Public address announcements are restricted to emergency situations only and must be requested through LSU Police at (225) 578-3231 or dial 911 for emergency situations.
Reason: Many in-stadium announcements are requested, but only emergency situations can be addressed through PA announcements in Tiger Stadium. To properly address these situations, LSU Police are responsible for determining the level of importance of any requested emergency announcement.

Artificial Noise-Makers
Southeastern Conference rules do not permit artificial noise-makers to be brought into or used in Tiger Stadium. Anyone found violating this policy is subject to ejection and item is subject to confiscation.
Reason: The SEC implemented this rule in order to prevent the distraction of the participants and officials in the game.

Backpacks and Bags
GEAUX CLEAR! Only CLEAR tote bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” will be allowed into Tiger Stadium and all other LSU Athletics venues. One-gallon clear plastic bags and/or small handheld clutch purses (approx. the size of a person's hand and not larger than 4.5” X 6.5”) will also be allowed to enter. All backpacks, regardless of size, are prohibited. Any bags larger than 12” x 6” x 12”, clear or non-clear will be strictly prohibited. Exceptions will only be made for those with approved medical needs. All bags are subject to search and inspection. Reminder, diaper bags that do not meet the clear bag policy guidelines will not be admitted.
Reason: Due to national and global events, security officials have deemed backpacks and large bags as heightened security threats. LSU Athletics is dedicated to enhancing fan safety and security measures and the use of clear bags is a recommended best practice throughout the industry.
Recommendation: LSU recommends fans only bring what is necessary with you to LSU Athletics venues – phone, wallet, money, credit cards, car keys. Please leave all unnecessary items at home or in your vehicle. Diapers and baby items may be carried in a permissible 12”x6”x12” clear tote bag. Each member of a family, including children, will be allowed to carry an approved clear tote bag and/or an approved clutch purse into the stadium. Backpacks and bags may not be stored at the gates or outside of the venue – any unattended bags will be confiscated and removed immediately (all items will be discarded). LSU Athletics is not responsible for the care or security of any items left unattended. Please be sure your bag meets the specifications listed at Thank you for your cooperation with this very important policy. For questions, please call LSU Athletics Guest Services at (225) 578-4085.

Banners and Poles
Banners may NOT be hung and poles may NOT be brought into Tiger Stadium unless approved by LSU Athletic Administration – must show documentation of the approved request for admission.
Reason: Banners or poles in Tiger Stadium can be a nuisance to other fans by obstructing their view of the game and can create safety concerns for those in the area. Also, LSU must ensure that it abides by its contractual agreements with corporate sponsors regarding signage in Tiger Stadium.

Beverage Policy (Alcohol)
The possession or consumption of alcohol in the general seating areas of Tiger Stadium is expressly prohibited. Stadium personnel and law enforcement agencies will enforce this policy. Persons who are intoxicated or who are in possession of alcohol are subject to ejection from the stadium.
Reason: LSU is committed to providing all fans with a safe, fun and enjoyable experience. Fans are encouraged to report those in violation of this policy.

Cameras are permitted in Tiger Stadium for both fans and working news media. All photos taken in Tiger Stadium must be for editorial or personal use only and may not be used for advertising, promotions or other trade purposes, or any other commercial or promotional endeavor, without the permission of LSU. Contact the LSU Office of Finance and Administrative Services at (225) 578-3386 with any questions. Camera bags are NOT permitted (See GEAUX CLEAR Bag Policy).
Reason: The sale of images with current student-athletes is against NCAA rules and can risk the eligibility of LSU student-athletes. Additionally, any commercial use of photos of Tiger Stadium, campus landmarks or identifiable campus elements is prohibited without the prior written approval of the University.

Re-Entry to Tiger Stadium
Anyone leaving the stadium must have an unscanned new ticket to return to the stadium. Once a ticket has been scanned, it may not be used again for re-entry, unless otherwise directed by LSU Event Management (or gameday officials) in emergency situations.
Reason: SEC rules prohibit "pass out checks" from being issued.

Smoking & Tobacco Use
Smoking and the use of all tobacco products on the LSU Campus is prohibited. This prohibition applies to all individuals while on the LSU Campus, including faculty, staff, students, administrators, contractors, and visitors. The use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, snuff, pipes, and chewing tobacco are not permitted.
Reason: On August 1, 2014, LSU became tobacco free, in accordance with the governor's “Well-Ahead” program. The Louisiana legislature has implemented a smoke-free requirement for all state university property, and all public post-secondary institutions in Louisiana must be in compliance. All of LSU's athletic facilities are considered public buildings under this statute. Additionally, a public place also covers sports arenas, educational facilities and any enclosed areas to which the public is invited. Electronic cigarettes create the appearance of smoking, which can be misinterpreted by others.

LSU encourages its fans to show good sportsmanship and conduct themselves in a manner that represents LSU, the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA with honor, dignity and respect. All fans in attendance shall demonstrate the qualities of civility and sportsmanship at all times:

  • Refrain from the use of vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, demeaning or intimidating language at any time.
  • Always support the players, coaches and officials in a positive manner.
  • Treat the visiting team, coaches and fans with courtesy and respect at all times.
  • Refrain from engaging in cheers that are vulgar, crass or demeaning.
  • Refrain from throwing objects for any reason.

LSU Athletics has high standards of fan behavior for all guests in attendance – failure to comply with the sportsmanship guidelines set forth may result in ejection and loss of future ticket privileges.

Stadium Seats (Portable)
Any seat that impedes on the comfort and enjoyment of a fan in an adjacent seat (in front, behind or to the side) is prohibited. Only stadium seat cushions with no pockets or compartments will be admitted. See Clear Bag Policy for additional details.
Reason: Wide stadium seats can overlap into the seat of the fan next to you.
Recommendation: Any stadium seat measuring 16 inches wide or less will fit into any seat in Tiger Stadium. Please be considerate of those sitting around you and please be aware that some seats sold by local vendors with LSU logos may be too large for use at Tiger Stadium. To order a pre-installed stadium seat, please visit or call (866) 895-1490.

Stadium Security
All visitors to Tiger Stadium are subject to inspection.
Reason: With heightened security now a way of life, LSU will do everything possible to provide a safe and secure environment for its fans. Please be cooperative with stadium officials and law enforcement agencies during your visit to Tiger Stadium. Should you or another guest need immediate assistance, please notify the nearest police officer or event staff team member. You may also text “LSU” along with your issue to 69050 or call LSU Athletics Guest Services at 225-578-4085. If you see something, say something.
Recommendation: All fans should read and understand the prohibited item list and the stadium policies. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and be vigilant with concern to your own personal safety and those around you.

Standing During Games
Policy: LSU encourages fans to be courteous of other fans in choosing to stand during games. Spontaneous reaction to plays or significant events is expected and encouraged. Continued standing during game action when other fans are sitting is discouraged and will be addressed by LSU Event Staff if complaints from other fans are reasonable and continuous.
Reason: Common courtesy dictates that fans should not block the view of other fans who are seated during game action. Please be respectful of those around you so all fans may enjoy the game.

Starting Times
Television rights as negotiated by the Southeastern Conference often dictate a change of starting time for a game. For the latest information, please visit the Official Web Site of LSU Athletics at
Reason: Night games are a tradition at Tiger Stadium, and LSU will play games at night when possible. However, as a member of the SEC, LSU is obligated to cooperate with the league office in moving start times for television.
Recommendation: Check for the most up-to-date starting times for LSU football games. Updates are also available via LSU’s various social media outlets such as LSU Football’s Facebook page and the @LSUfball Twitter account.

Thrown Objects
Policy: The throwing of objects from the stands is strictly prohibited and is cause for immediate ejection.
Reason: Thrown objects can cause serious injury. LSU takes very seriously the safety of fans, coaches, athletes and officials. LSU will act promptly and accordingly if the safety of any individual is in jeopardy. Any fan/spectator ejected for throwing objects or unauthorized access may be subject to additional penalties and possible loss of future ticket privileges.

All persons, regardless of age, must present a ticket for admission to Tiger Stadium.
Reason: This policy is for the convenience and safety of all Tiger ticket holders. Even the smallest of LSU fans sitting on their parents' lap can be an inconvenience to the fan sitting in the next seat and a safety risk for the child.

Trademark Use
Policy: Individuals, groups or organizations, both on and off campus, seeking to use LSU indicia must have prior written approval from the University.
Reason: LSU created a trademark licensing program in 1981. The three purposes of the program are to protect the University's indicia (marks, names, and logos), promote the University, and to generate funds which are used for general University endeavors including scholarships and various other needs. For more information about the licensing process, contact the LSU Trademark Licensing office at 225-578-3386, or

Umbrellas are NOT allowed in Tiger Stadium. Umbrellas left at the gate/entrance will be confiscated and discarded during security sweeps.
Reason: Umbrellas are a sight obstruction and possible safety hazard for other fans.
Recommendation: LSU advises the use of ponchos or other wearable rain gear for inclement weather.

Video Cameras
Video cameras are not permitted in Tiger Stadium except for the working news media. Video images taken in Tiger Stadium must be for personal use only and may not be used for advertising, promotions or other trade purposes, or any other commercial or promotional endeavor, without the permission of LSU. Contact the LSU Office of Finance and Administrative Services at (225) 578-3386 with any questions.
Reason: LSU is obligated to protect the television and digital rights granted by the Southeastern Conference to television networks and other media. By prohibiting video cameras except for use by credentialed working media, LSU can best manage that obligation.

Non-Allowables & Tiger Stadium Policies

For the comfort, enjoyment and safety of all Tiger fans - please follow these guidelines for items brought into Tiger Stadium. All items are subject to approval by the discretion of LSU Event Management and Tiger Stadium Law Enforcement. No items may be left at or near the gates of the stadium. Stadium security sweeps will discard any unattended item.

The following items are not allowed in Tiger Stadium:

  • Animals of Any Kind
  • Artificial Noise Makers – Violators Subject to Ejection & Loss of Ticket Privileges
  • Backpacks of Any Variety – Including Drawstring & Synch Bags
  • All Bags & Purses that do not meet the approved guidelines (See Geaux Clear Bag policy)
  • Containers of Any Kind – Coolers, Ice Chests, Bottles, Cans, Cups, Flasks, etc.
  • Food & Beverages
  • Oversized Stadium Seats (No Pockets/Zippers/Compartments & No Wider than 16”) or Objects that May Impede on the Comfort & Safety of Others – Portable Heaters, Mini Fans, etc.
  • Projectiles of Any Variety – Banners, Flags, Poles, Brooms, etc.
  • Small Handheld Signs are Subject to Approval by LSU Administration
  • Video Recording Devices & Equipment (Including Stands) Umbrellas Weapons of Any Variety – Firearms, Knives, Pocket Knives, Multi-Function Tools, etc. Confiscated Items will be Destroyed & Not Returned  

Tiger Stadium Policies

  • Geaux Clear Bag Policy
  • ONLY Clear Tote Bags Measuring Smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” & 1-Gallon Clear Plastic Freezer Bags are Permissible Following a Brief Search
    Clear & Non-Clear Handheld Clutches/Wristlets Measuring Smaller than 4.5” x 6.5” (Approximately the Size of a Person’s Hand) are Also Permissible
  • Fans Cannot Store Prohibited Bags & Items Near Stadium Entrances
  • All Unattended Items will be Removed & Discarded
  • Full details listed at 
    All Persons & Items Entering are Subject to Inspection
    No Re-entry – Anyone Leaving the Stadium Must Have a New, Unused Ticket to Re-enter
    Tickets May Not be Re-sold on Stadium Premises & Surrounding Grounds (Including Parking Lots)
    All Persons Must Have a Ticket for Admission – Regardless of Age
    Smoking & Use of All Tobacco Products (Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Smokeless Tobacco, Snuff, Chewing Tobacco, etc.) is Prohibited Everywhere on LSU’s Campus

All Policies and Enforcement are subject to the discretion of LSU Event Management

Please Stay Off Of The Field!

The Southeastern Conference takes seriously the issue of fans “storming the field” after major victories. While the enthusiasm of the fans is admirable, it has caused serious injury to some fans and student-athletes and can result in unwarranted violence and vandalism.

The SEC has adopted the following principles regarding fan access to competition areas:

  • In all sports, access to the competition area shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times.
  • For the safety of participants and spectators alike, at no time before, during or after a contest shall spectators be permitted to enter the competition area.

Penalties against individuals who improperly enter the competition area shall include, but not be limited to, expulsion from the facility, arrest for trespassing, and the loss of future ticket privileges. In addition to these three penalties, violators who are students shall be subject to student disciplinary measures.

Penalties for Institutional Violations
In the sports of football, men's basketball and women's basketball, at the discretion of the Commissioner, schools in the Southeastern Conference may be fined the following amounts if fans at their respective institutions enter the area of competition before, during or after an athletic contest:

1st offense: institutional fine of $50,000
2nd offense: institutional fine of up to $100,000
3rd offense: institutional fine of up to $250,000

Please represent LSU with pride and thank you for your cooperation.




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