BATON ROUGE – Tickets for LSU’s first appearance in the Outback Bowl in 25 years are currently on sale to the general public, LSU associate athletic director for tickets Brian Broussard said.
Tickets in the LSU sections of Raymond James Stadium start at $80. To order, visit http://www.lsutix.net/ or call the LSU Athletics Ticket Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Fans can also call the LSU Athletics Ticket Office at 800-960-8587 or 225-578-2184 to purchase tickets to the game.
LSU is allotted 12,000 tickets for the game.
“The Outback Bowl is a great bowl game with a rich history of outstanding games between the SEC and the Big Ten,” LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva said. “We believe the Outback Bowl provides a tremendous experience for our players, who have earned the opportunity to play in a fantastic NFL facility, Raymond James Stadium.
“The Tampa area is one of the most beautiful and hospitable places to visit in our country, and I encourage our fans to purchase Outback Bowl tickets and support the Tigers in a first-class venue on New Year’s Day. The University of Iowa has a storied football tradition, and this SEC-Big 10 showdown will be one of the most attractive matchups during the bowl season. This will be our football program’s first trip to Tampa in 25 years, and I’m certain it will be a rewarding experience for the Fighting Tigers and our devoted fans.”
It’s the first meeting between the teams since the 2005 Capital One Bowl when the Hawkeyes scored on the final play of the game to beat the Tigers, 30-25.
LSU’s only other trip to Tampa for a bowl game came at the conclusion of the 1988 season when the Tigers dropped a 23-10 decision to Syracuse in what was then called the Hall of Fame Bowl.
LSU, which is ranked No. 14 in both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll, brings a 9-3 overall mark into the game, while Iowa has won three straight and stands at 8-4 overall.