BATON ROUGE -- The LSU Athletics Department has announced their transportation plan for those fans wanting to come to the Maravich Center next Saturday for the noon tipoff of the 2011-12 men's basketball season between LSU and Nicholls State University.
The game will be part of just the second-ever basketball-football doubleheader on North Stadium Drive of the LSU campus as LSU plays basketball at noon on the Maravich Center and football at 6 p.m. at venerable Tiger Stadium.
But for those football fans enjoying the day on campus, attending the basketball game will not cost any additional money as admission for the contest is free of charge to all those who want to attend. Season ticket holders, whose tickets are presently in shipment, will receive a complimentary ticket for their same seats for the basketball contest.
The football parking passes will be the only ones honored for the contest as basketball parking passes will not be accommodated for this game only, but the LSU Athletics Department has planned to make things easy for those who wish to attend the game.
There will be a shuttle system for fans attend the game from the free grass parking lots off of River Road (Hayfield and Levee). Shuttles will run from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and then for one hour after the end of the game. The shuttles will pick up at the Levee lot between LSU's soccer field and Tiger Park softball stadium and drop off on North Stadium Drive next to the Maravich Center.
Due to football pre-game activities on North Stadium Drive, fans wishing to take the shuttle back to the Levee lot after the basketball game will be picked up on the North side of the Maravich Center on Cypress Drive (on the practice facility side of the building).
Basketball fans that are going to park for the shuttles in the River Road lots, are reminded that they should enter the campus area from Nicholson Drive and River Road and not try to go through the main campus where cars are charged for parking.
Doors will open in the PMAC at 10:30 a.m. for the opening game of the 104th season of LSU basketball. Coach Trent Johnson enters his fourth year at LSU. The Nicholls game is the first of 15 home games for the Tigers, including eight SEC contests.
Season tickets remain on sale for the 2011-12 campaign as well as the "Pick 3" and "Pick 5" mini-plans. The Pick 3 plan for $39 allows fans to pick any three games except for the Jan. 28 game at home against Kentucky, while the Pick 5 plan for $75 allows fans to pick any five games, including the Kentucky game.
Single game tickets for all remaining non-conference home games including Marquette (Dec. 19) and Virginia (Jan. 2) goes on sale Monday, Nov. 14.
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