By Nick BeJeaux
After historic, and catastrophic, rainfall in South Carolina, the impending contest between the Tigers and Gamecocks has been moved to Baton Rouge. LSU Athletics released details about ticket sales, kickoff and parking Wednesday afternoon.
Despite the tragedy, LSU fans are no doubt ecstatic to host an extra home game this season. And after all, what better place for South Carolina fans to shake off a storm than at a Louisiana Tailgate?
The game will kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2:30 p.m. Network television plans are still to be determined.
Tickets previously issued for the game scheduled in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., will NOT be valid at Tiger Stadium. Valid tickets will go on sale to the general public Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at LSUtix.net. Season ticket holders can access tickets now, but will not be able to do so after 5 p.m. on Thursday. All proceeds generated from ticket sales, minus the expenses that LSU incurs for hosting the game, will be given to South Carolina.
List of Ticket Prices
Tiger Den Suite and Stadium Club — $100
Lower Bowl Sideline and Upper Deck Chairback — $75
Lower Bowl Endzone — $60
Upper Deck Bench — $40
LSU Student Section — $5
Normal LSU Football Gameday parking policies and procedures will be in place for the South Carolina game. But rest assured, Season parking Permit holders won’t be left out in the rain.
“Season parking permit holders can use their Western Kentucky parking pass (grey pass, No. 5 in the parking booklet) to gain admission to their normal parking lot for the South Carolina game,” said a press release from LSU Athletics. “Season permit holders are urged to retain their Western Kentucky pass following the South Carolina game, as it will be needed to park for that game on Oct. 24.”
The release also said that fans without a season parking permit could purchase game-by-game cash parking for $40 on the day of the game, or utilize any of the free parking areas outlined at www.LSUsports.net/parking.
Ironically, this is the first time a SEC game has changed venue since LSU did so in 2005 to meet Arizona State in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Though not independently confirmed by DIG Magazine, sources on twitter say that The Director of the Golden Band from Tigerland Roy M. King plans to incorporate South Carolina’s Alma Mater and Fight Song into the pregame performance. The American Red Cross will also be collecting donations at the gates of Tiger Stadium on Saturday for those victims of the flooding in South Carolina.