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LSU releases Tiger Stadium procedures and guidelines, says no tailgating in 2020

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 14:01:29-04

LSU Athletics has released their procedures and guidelines for welcoming fans back to Tiger Stadium for the 2020 football season.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the unversity says that they will be implementing changes to gameday policies. Among them, Tiger Stadium will be limited to 25 percent capacity and tailgating will not be permitted.

Fans will be required to wear face masks and practice social distancing

“This plan focuses on the health and safety of all those attending LSU football games, from the fans to the team to the workers,” said Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in a press release. “By reducing the capacity and taking a year off from tailgating, which puts LSU in line with other SEC schools, the plan allows for fans to be socially distanced in Death Valley. I encourage the Tiger faithful to adhere to these guidelines and to act responsibly, as there is still a lot of COVID in Louisiana. We will continue to monitor our case counts, test positivity rate and hospitalizations and make adjustments as necessary. While this season is undoubtedly starting out differently from a normal football season, with COVID keeping all of us from celebrating together, nothing can dim the support we have for our LSU Tigers.”

LSU Athletics says that these plans for 2020 are subject to change as the public-health guidelines for COVID-19 change.

“By all of us doing a few things differently this season, we’re going to safely play football with fans in the stands and that’s exciting for everyone who loves LSU,” said LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward. “Doing this safely and smartly is our shared responsibility. It’s important for this community, our school and our student-athletes. We’re in this together and we are all excited to play football in Tiger Stadium with the greatest fans in America. I want to thank Gov. Edwards and his team for their strong support and guidance during this time.”

Tickets

Single-game tickets will not be available. Season ticketholders for 2020 should expect their total allotment of tickets to be reduced in order to ensure a maximum number of ticketholders can attend games in 2020.

Tailgating

Tailgating on campus will not be permitted in 2020 and LSU Athletics is encouraging fans without tickets to enjoy the game from home in order to help minimize the number of people on campus. In order to comply with public health guidelines, tailgating and tailgate setups, including tents, trailers, outdoor cooking, generators and communal food and beverage areas will not be permitted on campus.

Fans are permitted to gather near their vehicle with household members or a small group with whom they traveled.

Health & Safety Guidelines

Fans with medical issues of concern as listed by the CDC are encouraged to enjoy games on television from home this season. LSU Athletics is asking all Tiger fans to adhere to health and safety guidelines as directed by public health officials.

Geaux Safe and other in-stadium policies remain in place for 2020 and LSU officials are asking fans to reduce what they bring to games to help minimize contact points for bag checks.

For more on changes to the LSU 2020 Football Season guidelines and policies, click here.

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