LSU Football in Tiger Stadium
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Tiger Stadium In-Stadium Policies

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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)

* LSU Ticket Office opens | Visit LSUtix.net 24/7
4 hours: Live band performs at Zatarain's 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 Online | Affiliates
1 hr, 50 min: Golden Band from Tigerland marches down "Victory Hill"
35 min: Mike the Tiger and Cheerleaders Field Parade
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

* Ticket office will open at 8 a.m. CT for games that start prior to 6 p.m.

Announcements
Policy:
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
Policy:
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.
Reason: The SEC implemented this rule in order to prevent the distraction of the participants and officials in the game.

Backpacks and Bags
Policy:
GEAUX CLEAR! Only CLEAR tote bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” will be allowed into Tiger Stadium and all other LSU Athletic 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 and 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.
New for 2017 – Those coming to LSU Athletics events with diaper bags must adhere to the clear bag policy. All diaper bags must be clear and measure smaller than 12” x 6” x 12”. Moreover, those with medically necessary items will be allowed to enter LSU Athletic venues following a thorough search by a medical professional. Please call LSU Guest Services (225-578-4085) regarding locations of medical item inspection gates.
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” x 6” x 12” 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 www.LSUsports.net/geauxclear. 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
Policy:
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)
Policy:
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 report those in violation of this policy.

Cameras
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
Policy:
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
Policy:
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. 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.

Sportsmanship
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)
Policy:
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. In some portions of Tiger Stadium, seats wider than 16 inches may fit. Please be considerate of those sitting around you and please be aware that some seats with LSU logos may be too large for use at Tiger Stadium. To order a pre-installed stadium seat, please visit www.LSUTigerSeatback.com or call (866) 895-1490.

Stadium Security
Policy:
All visitors to Tiger Stadium may be subject to search.
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, game day team member, 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 Tiger fans may enjoy the game.

Starting Times
Policy:
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 www.LSUsports.net/football.
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 www.LSUsports.net/football 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.

Tickets
Policy:
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.

Umbrellas
Policy:
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
Policy:
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 www.LSUSports.net/GeauxClear 
  • INSPECTION
    All Persons & Items Entering are Subject to Inspection
  • RE-ENTRY
    No Re-entry – Anyone Leaving the Stadium Must Have a New, Unused Ticket to Re-enter
  • TICKETING
    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
  • TOBACCO USE
    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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