LSU football: Tiger Stadium guidelines for 2020

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COVID-19 has certainly taken a toll on just about everything in our lives over the last eight months. It almost even took away our favorite time of year, football season. Thankfully with only a few delays, we are still able to watch LSU football play ball this season. While we can still do this, seats are certainly limited in Tiger Stadium, along with every other stadium in our country.

As LSU begins to welcome its students, faculty and fans back onto campus, health and safety remain a top priority for the university. LSU athletics announced Tiger Stadium will open its gates only allowing a capacity of 25% until further notice, which adds up to only allow approximately 26,000 fans. When the stadium is at full capacity, it can hold a total of 102,321 fans.

Mandatory actions taken by LSU include the following:

  • Social distancing.
  • Face masks required on campus and in Tiger Stadium.
  • Tailgating on campus is prohibited.
  • All parking lots require a permit, including the free lots.
  • Single-game tickets will not be sold.
  • Season-ticket holders should expect a reduced amount of tickets.
  • Mobile ticketing is suggested as it allows faster delivery and contactless service.

Although 25% capacity and no tailgating seem to be the biggest disappointments this year, the first game against Mississippi State seemed to run smoothly, and fans followed guidelines without any problems. As far as testing goes, many LSU football players have contracted and recovered from COVID-19 in the preseason, which means these players will not have to be tested for 90 days. Those who haven’t caught the virus are instructed to be very careful.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines constantly changing, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Tiger Stadium allows 75% or even full capacity by the end of the season. Until then, all we can do is have patience and continue to practice social distancing.