Reminders to Football Fans for Season Opener
BATON ROUGE - LSU has issued a series of reminders and helpful hints for Tiger fans planning to attend games at Tiger Stadium in 2012.
KEY GATE OPENING TIMES
Schedule of events:
3:00 p.m. - Tiger Den Suites (Gate 18) and Stadium Club (Portal B or Gates 1-6) open
3:15 p.m. - Student gates open
3:30 p.m. - All gates open
6:00 p.m. - Kickoff
NEW ENTRY GATES
The west side gate structure of Tiger Stadium has changed. The old "Portal A" is now designated as Gates 1 through 6, from south to north. Tickets are admissible through all gates. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and become familiar with the new gating system.
WEATHER AND HEALTH
Fans should be prepared for late August weather conditions. High heat temperatures may exist, so fans are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids and hydrate before Saturday and throughout the game day. Fans are also encouraged to use mosquito repellant while tailgating if necessary. Fans who feel sick should seek assistance from an event staff team member or go directly to a first aid station.
Due to rain from Hurricane Isaac, some grass parking lots may be unusable. Fans are encouraged to carpool and arrive early.
Lot L will be unavailable to pass holders in that lot for the North Texas game due to medical special needs associated with Hurricane Isaac. Lot L pass holders will be contacted by the LSU Athletic Parking Office for information on an alternative parking location for the North Texas game.
Fans may not erect tents or tent frames on the LSU campus until 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, due to clean up from the impact of Hurricane Isaac. Police will remove tents or tent frames that are erected prior to 5 p.m. on that day.
River Road south of Brightside, which has been closed much of the last year, is now open.
Due to power outages associated with Hurricane Isaac, fans are cautioned that some traffic signals may still be inoperable on game day.
Fans that need help in the stadium can text "LSU" followed by the issue and their location to 69050. "If you see something, say something."
REMINDER OF PROHIBITED ITEMS
Outside food or drinks are not permitted in Tiger Stadium. No bags larger than 8.5" x 11" and no backpacks are permitted into Tiger Stadium. Louisiana law prohibits smoking in Tiger Stadium.
RECYCLING AND TRASH
Fans are asked to assist stadium and university staff by using the proper receptacles and throw items away.