LSU athletic director Joe Alleva is following through on that Tiger Stadium beer garden he promised years ago.
Well, kind of.
LSU announced Wednesday plans to open what can be best described as a sports bar on the ground floor of Tiger Stadium. Dubbed ‘The Chute,’ the new premium area will debut when LSU opens the 2018 home schedule against Southeastern on Sept. 8.
The bar will open two-and-a-half hours before kickoff to any ticket holders age 21 or older and will close at the start of the fourth quarter. Admission will be $20 and comes with two beers. Additional beers will be available at $6 a pop, according to the release.
Here’s more information on ‘The Chute’ from LSU’s official release:
Located on the ground level of the south side of Tiger Stadium, The Chute will give fans the opportunity to purchase beer and food while watching the game and highlights on a giant-screen HD video board and numerous HD televisions.
“This will be a great addition for Tiger Stadium and for our fan experience,” said LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva.
Named after the tunnel used to enter and exit to the lockerroom at Tiger Stadium, admission to The Chute includes two beverages and is $20 a person. Additional beverages can be purchased for $6 inside the premium area. Food service in The Chute will be provided by Burgersmith, which will serve their menu items cooked fresh on-site from a food truck.
Water and soft drinks will also be available in The Chute.
Due to Southeastern Conference regulations, all beer must be consumed in The Chute.
The Chute, which will have a capacity of approximately 1,250 fans, is located between Gates 23 and 28 on the south side of Tiger Stadium. The Chute opens 2 hours and 30 minutes prior to kickoff each week and will close at the beginning of the fourth quarter.