LSU athletics made several gameday policy adjustments several days before the second home football game of the season Saturday vs. Missouri in Tiger Stadium.
The most noticeable changes are allowing beer and wines sales to all fans, not just those sitting in premium areas, as well as not requiring a CDC medical check entering the stadium.
“We closely monitored all aspects of game day with the new protocols in place knowing there would be areas for improvement,” said Robert Munson an LSU senior associate athletic director. “Among numerous tweaks and adjustments, observations and data gathered from fans highlighted five primary areas for modifications to our procedures and some areas of emphasis for fans.”
New Alcohol Policies for Tiger Stadium
- Alcohol sales will be permitted in general and premium areas of Tiger Stadium for fans 21 years of age and over.
- Fans purchasing alcohol must be wearing a face mask covering the nose and mouth.
- Fans can only consume alcohol in their seats. Standing consumption will not be permitted.
- Alcohol sales will end at the conclusion of the third quarter or 11 pm.
- The majority of beer and wine will be sold in portable locations around the perimeter of the stadium on the west, north and east sides and in limited stands in the south lower portion of Tiger Stadium.
- For the 2020 season, the conference requirement for pouring alcoholic beverages into a cup has been suspended.
- LSU fans are reminded to reviews LSU athletics alcohol policies.
COVID-19 Policy and Protocol Changes:
- The CDC medical wellness check will not be required for entry into Tiger Stadium
LSU will not require a medical wellness check in order to reduce lines and wait times at gate entry points. While no longer required for entry, LSU Athletics officials encourage fans to conduct a self-assessment before heading to the game to check for COVID-19 symptoms.
- More concessions stands to open, fans are encouraged to try new locations
LSU will open all concession stands in the south lower section of Tiger Stadium in order to reduce lines and wait times. LSU Athletics officials remind fans wanting to avoid long lines they should check the LSU Mobile Sports app for locations or follow signs in Tiger Stadium to new concession stand locations on the west, north and east sides of the stadium perimeter. While some stands experienced long wait times, nearby stands remained without any lines throughout the game and at halftime.
- Reminder: Masks are required in seating areas
LSU Athletics said fans arrived for game one with masks covering the nose and mouth and wore those masks in corridors, concessions and restroom lines. However, a large percentage of fans removed their masks while in their seats in Tiger Stadium. LSU Athletics is reminding fans to wear their masks while in their seats.
- Reminder: Fans should remain in their assigned, ticketed seats
Open seating areas of Tiger Stadium are designed to provide appropriate physical distancing for LSU fans. LSU Athletics officials are asking fans to please remain in their ticketed seats for the safety of all fans in Tiger Stadium. LSU will increase monitoring of seat locations for game three.
- Reminder: Fans can enter any gate and navigate all of Tiger Stadium
Fans in general seating can enter through any gate, regardless of what is identified on tickets. The north perimeter of Tiger Stadium will open 3 hours prior to kickoff and fans can navigate to any seat in Tiger Stadium from there once all stadium gates are open 2 hours prior to kickoff. Walkways exist on both the east and west sides of the new expansion to navigate to the other sections of the stadium.