What's New in 2017 and Other Gameday Reminders
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications
BATON ROUGE – There will be many noticeable changes in and around Tiger Stadium when 12th-ranked LSU opens its home slate against Chattanooga at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Fans are always encouraged to arrive early and to carpool when possible to help reduce the number of vehicles on campus. Fans are also asked to reference www.LSUsports.net/gameday for parking updates, suggested routes to campus, and other gameday related information.
LSU Athletics will also use its social media accounts - twitter.com/LSUsports, twitter.com/LSUgameops, and Facebook.com/LSUtigers - to keep fans updated throughout the weekend about parking lot availability, traffic routes and developments, and any other gameday announcements.
The following is a look at some of the new things fans can expect to experience at LSU football games this year:
New Concessioner: Aramark
Aramark will serve as LSU’s new concessioner for all home athletic events this year. Some of the new amenities that will be featured with Aramark include point of sale purchases (credit and debit cards) at all concessions stands; new menu items include Creole Gumbo Nachos, Crawfish Stak, Gumbo Poutine Stak, Tasso White Beans to name a few.
More Restrooms and Expanded Restrooms
As part of the offseason upgrade to Tiger Stadium, 34 bathrooms in Tiger Stadium were refurbished and another seven new bathrooms were added to the venue.
Lower South Concourse Created
With the demolition of the dorms in the South Endzone, a lower south concourse has been created to help with fan flow into and out of the stadium. The area can also serve as an area of refuge for fans during inclement weather.
Skyline Club in South Upper Deck
The new Skyline Club was created during the summer to give fans a unique experience in the south upper deck of Tiger Stadium. This inclusive, outdoor area gives fans the opportunity to purchase beer and wine and also features an all-you-can eat buffet that is included in the price of the ticket. Tickets for this area start as low as $45 a game.
Guest Services Kiosks
New for 2017 are three guest services kiosks that will be manned before, during and after the game by LSU game management personnel. There will be kiosk located on the south and west sides of the stadium, inside gate 10 on the east side and on the Maravich Center south pad prior to the game. Fans can also call 225.578.4085 or Text “LSU”
Geaux Clear – LSU’s Clear Bag Policy
LSU’s clear bag policy – Geaux Clear – will once again be in place for all athletic home events in 2017-18. New for this year is that diaper bags are not allowed in Tiger Stadium. LSU’s clear bag policy allows for only clear tote bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” or one-gallon plastic freezer bags to be permitted in Tiger Stadium. Small clutch purses (no matter color or transparency), with or without a handle or strap, are permitted as long as they are not larger than 4.5"x 6.5. Seat cushions with no pockets and no larger than 16” are also permitted. For a complete list of prohibited items in Tiger Stadium and other athletic venues go to www.LSUsports.net/geauxclear.
Parking At Union Square Garage and Lot 407 Currently Available
Parking at the Union Square Garage and Lot 407 (corner of Skip Bertman and River Road) for the home opener on Saturday is currently available. Parking passes for the Union Square Garage cost $30, while Lot 407 passes cost $50. Fans must purchase these in advance at www.LSUtix.net. Both areas are open for parking at 7 a.m. on Saturday.
Free Parking Available
Free parking for Saturday’s game will be available in the following areas: Hayfield, Levee South, Gourrier South, LSU Golf Course and the old front nine off of Burbank. View the 2017 LSU Football parking map at www.LSUsports.net/fbparking.
Pedestrian Buffer Zone on Nicholson between North Stadium and South Stadium Drives
A pedestrian buffer zone will remain in effect on Nicholson Drive for fans exiting Tiger Stadium heading west. Nicholson Drive between North Stadium and South Stadium Drive will have no post-game vehicular traffic. Traffic will be forced north and south at these streets with no cross traffic allowed. This operation will allow fans to cross Nicholson Drive without competing vehicular traffic as well as assisting with the forced directional exit in the parking lots around the stadium.
LSU will enforce directional exiting from all parking lots. Please be patient, drive safely, and listen to the instruction of the law enforcement officers assisting fans with exiting into the correct post-game direction. Be sure to review directional routes and review all post game guidelines at www.lsusports.net/parking
For safety concerns, street parking will still not be allowed on Nicholson Drive/Highway 30 and Burbank Drive south of Skip Bertman Drive. Tailgating is still allowed in the grass areas adjacent to Nicholson Drive, however, vehicles will not be allowed to park in this area. Fans tailgating in these areas are encouraged to use the Old Front Nine free parking lot.
Free ADA parking will be available in Lot 409 (Hall of Fame Lot at Alex Box Stadium) with a shuttle running starting five hours before kickoff. Patrons must show a state issued hang tag for access to this lot.