BATON ROUGE -- LSU football fans will travel in record numbers to the Tigers’ road football games this season. All tickets allotted to LSU for the Tigers’ away games have been sold, with the exception of a Sept. 29 engagement with Tulane in the Superdome. Tickets to that game are on sale at the LSU Athletic Ticket Office or online.
LSU has a unique agreement with Tulane in which LSU is allotted 40,000 tickets to the game and retains all revenue from those ticket sales. Tickets to the LSU-Tulane game range in price from $40 to $55.
LSU season ticket holders had the first opportunity to request tickets to the Tigers’ road games. All requests were due by May 31 and season ticket holders will be notified beginning next week if their requests will be filled.
Season ticket holder requests claimed 22,300 of the 40,000 tickets for the LSU-Tulane game. The remaining are on sale at the LSU Athletic Ticket Office, online at LSUsports.net and by phone at (225) 578-2184.
LSU plays at Mississippi State on August 30, at Tulane on September 29, at Kentucky on October 13, at Alabama on November 3 and at Ole Miss on November 17. LSU is allotted 7,000 for the Mississippi State, Alabama and Ole Miss games and 6,000 for the Kentucky game.
Approximately 33,000 requests were received from LSU season ticket holders for the LSU-Alabama game to be played in Tuscaloosa on November 3, the most ticket requests ever received for a regular season road game, breaking the mark of 14,000 requested for LSU’s game at Tennessee last season.
In addition, Tiger fans requested 7,500 for the Mississippi State game, 7,800 for the Kentucky game, and 12,600 for the Ole Miss game. The orders for the Kentucky and Ole Miss games numbered the most ever requested by LSU fans for trips to Lexington and Oxford.
There were no limitations put on the number of tickets a season ticket holder could request. Tickets will be distributed to LSU season ticket holders based on the LSU Priority Point System. The LSU Priority Point system is used when the demand for tickets exceeds the number of tickets allotted to LSU.
Season ticket holders are ranked in the LSU Priority Point System according to lifetime donations made to the Tiger Athletic Foundation and LSU’s Tradition Fund by May 31 of this year, as well as donations made to the LSU Foundation or LSU Alumni Foundation between May 18, 2006, and May 31 of this year.
For each road game, season ticket holders ranked No. 1 through No. 100 will receive up to eight tickets, No. 101 to No. 250 will receive up to six tickets, No. 251 to No. 750 will receive up to four tickets and all other ticket holders in descending order will receive up to two tickets until the supply is exhausted. Approximately four percent of the available tickets for each game will go into a lottery through which all remaining season ticket holders will be eligible for two tickets.