New menus items, bathrooms and Skyline Club greet LSU fans

Creole Gumbo Nachos and Crawfish Stak among new foods

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 08, 2017 - 8:53 pm
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LSU fans going to Tiger Stadium will find some new things at Saturday's game.

"There will be many noticeable changes in and around Tiger Stadium," LSU's Communications Director Michael Bonnette said. 

Among the new offerings, a variety of food.

"New menu items include Creole Gumbo Nachos, Crawfish Stak, Gumbo Poutine Stak, Tasso White Beans to name a few."

Bonnette says all of the new consession stands will also take credit and debit cards now.

LSU opens its home slate against Chattanooga at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Bonnette says there will also be 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."

There are also a number of other new amenities described below along with stadium policies: 

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” <space> issue and location to 69050 for assistance.

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.   

Post-Game Traffic

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

More Reminders

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.
 

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