Tiger Stadium 2021 COVID-19 Protocols and FAQs

On Aug. 24, 2021, LSU Athletics announced Tiger Stadium guests 12 years of age and older will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entry.

You can read the full announcement here.

This page will serve as a hub for updates on the COVID-19 protocols, policies, and procedures fans will need to be familiar with for the 2021 football season. If you have a question regarding ticketing for the 2021 season, email tickets@lsu.edu. The deadline for questions regarding refunds was Friday, August 27. If you have any other questions regarding the protocols that are not addressed in our FAQs below, email athletics@lsu.edu. All other gameday information can be found at LSUsports.net/gameday.

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FAQs: Entrance Requirements

What will I need to enter Tiger Stadium on gameday this season?

All guests and gameday staff 12 and older will need to present either…
1) proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or
2) a negative COVID-19 PCR Test, taken within 72 hours prior to kickoff to enter Tiger Stadium this season, in addition to their ticket or pass.

 

What qualifies as proof of vaccination?

1) An original COVID-19 vaccination card;
2) A photo or photocopy of a COVID-19 vaccination card; or
3) verified digital proof of vaccination, including LA Wallet or another government-sanctioned mobile app will all count as proof of vaccination.

What is the easiest way to provide proof of vaccination?

LSU Athletics recommends Tiger Stadium guests who are Louisiana residents utilize LA Wallet. This will allow for the most expedient entry into the stadium. Representatives from LA Wallet will be at the PMAC Ticket Office on the following game days:

  • Sept. 11 vs. McNeese State: Noon to 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 18 vs. Central Michigan: Noon to 6:30 p.m.
I am no longer in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days. Will I be allowed to enter Tiger Stadium?

Yes. Prescreening options for guests in the 90-day window will be available at the PMAC Ticket Office on the following dates:

  • Sept. 11 vs. McNeese State: Noon to 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 18 vs. Central Michigan: Noon to 6:30 p.m.

Guests who are in the 90-day window will not need a negative test or proof of vaccination; only positive test results for medical staff on gameday to verify will be required for those who meet the following requirements.

  • Have no COVID-19 symptoms
  • Be 10 days past previous COVID-19 infection
  • Within 90 days of previous COVID-19 infection
  • Provide laboratory results for medical staff at PMAC to assess

For more details on gameday prescreening, click here.

FAQs: Vaccinations

Does it matter which vaccination I receive?

Any of the COVID-19 vaccines that have received either full approval or emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization will be accepted.

I am partially vaccinated. Will I need to be fully vaccinated to enter Tiger Stadium in 2021?

Proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine that has received full approval or emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization will be sufficient.  Guests can also provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

Will LSU Athletics offer gameday vaccinations?

LSU Athletics and Our Lady of the Lake will host a vaccination event at the PMAC on the following dates:

  • Sept. 11 vs. McNeese State: 12 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 18 vs. Central Michigan: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Those who receive gameday vaccinations will be given a free COVID-19 test prior to receiving their vaccination. Proof of vaccination will be provided on site and will qualify for entry into Tiger Stadium.

Where can I get vaccinated?

A list of vaccination sites in Louisiana is available at www.ldh.la.gov. 

A list of vaccination sites across the country is available at www.cdc.gov.

LSU and Our Lady of the Lake will offer gameday vaccinations on the following dates:

  • Sept. 11 vs. McNeese State: 12 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 18 vs. McNeese State: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

What if I have a religious exemption or medical concerns regarding vaccinations?

If religious beliefs and practices or medical concerns prevent one from taking the vaccination, a PCR test will be the best method to verify one’s current COVID-19 status.

What if I had an infusion for antibodies? I cannot get vaccinated at the moment, and I have to wait 90 days. How can I attend?

Antibody infusion for COVID-19 will not affect your COVID-19 test results. However, you may test positive for weeks after the illness. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR are required to attend.

Guests who are in the 90-day window can be prescreened at the PMAC on gameday. For information on prescreening and who qualifies for the 90-day window, click here.

FAQs: Testing

What qualifies as proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR Test?

Digital or hard copy proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of kickoff prior to entering the stadium will qualify as proof.

Will you accept test results other than a PCR test?

Only negative PCR tests will be accepted for entry into Tiger Stadium in 2021 for fans who choose to present a negative test instead of proof of a COVID-19 vaccine. A PCR test is the gold standard for testing and will be required for entrance for those who are unvaccinated.

Will LSU Athletics pay for my test?

No. Guests without proof of vaccination will be required to pay for their own tests.

What if I don’t get my test results in time?

Some clinics and hospitals have PCR tests that could require up to 72 hours before results are reported. However, many urgent care clinics and medical facilities have rapid PCR tests available. These results are often reported within 20-30 minutes, with results reported as official lab reports.

While negative tests will be accepted for entry into Tiger Stadium in 2021, LSU Athletics encourages all fans, including those with concerns about testing turnaround times, to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and proof of vaccination is provided immediately.

Will LSU provide game day testing?

LSU Athletics will offer limited testing at the PMAC to guests who pay and preregister at this link.

Game day testing will be offered on:

  • Sept. 11 vs. McNeese State: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 18 vs. Central Michigan: 2 to 5 p.m.

Click here for more details on gameday testing.

What is the cost of game day testing?

Game day testing for fans who preregister will cost $35 per test. Click here to pre-register.

How long will it take to receive my game day testing results?

Results will be available approximately 45 minutes after being tested and delivered via text and email.

Will I need to wait for the results of my test?

No. Fans who test on gameday can leave the testing area after completion of their test.

FAQs: Children

Will guests under 12 years of age be required to show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test?

Guests under 12 will not be required to show proof of vaccination/negative PCR test to enter Tiger Stadium. However, masks will be recommended for guests 2 to 4 years old and required for guests 5 to 11 years old. This policy is implemented in order to protect children who are too young to receive vaccinations but who are accustomed to masking in classrooms.

The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine only for those 16 and older. Why does the Tiger Stadium policy apply to children 12-15?

Guests 12 to 15 are eligible for vaccinations under the FDA’s emergency use authorization. In addition, the policy states that all unvaccinated guests can present a negative COVID-19 PCR test for entry into Tiger Stadium, regardless of age.

FAQs: "Fast Pass" Preverification

Can I get proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test verified by LSU Athletics before I arrive at my gate entrance into Tiger Stadium?

Yes, mobile fast pass teams and fast pass stations will be available for fans on:

  • Sept. 11 vs. McNeese State: 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 18 vs. Central Michigan: 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

There will be 12 fast pass stations across campus. (Click on the map below to expand to full size). Fast passes are limited, and some sites may stop distributing after running out of their allotment.

Fast pass wristbands are not required to enter Tiger Stadium, but they will allow access to faster entrance lanes upon arrival to Tiger Stadium.

Fans who do not get fast passes will still be able to enter Tiger Stadium by showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test upon entrance into Tiger Stadium.

 

FAQs: PRESCREENING (90-Day Window)

I am within the 90-day window after a positive COVID-19 test. I have no symptoms, and I am 10 days past a positive test. I am not vaccinated, and I have been told I could still test positive. What are my options?

Guests who are within the 90-day infection window can be screened prior to entry into Tiger Stadium. Limited prescreening will take place at the PMAC from 12 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 18.

To qualify for prescreening, guests must:

  • Have no COVID-19 symptoms
  • Be 10 days past previous COVID-19 infection
  • Within 90 days of previous COVID-19 infection
  • Provide laboratory results for medical staff at PMAC to assess

Guests who meet these criteria and are approved by medical staff will be granted access to Tiger Stadium. There will be no cost for prescreening. Guests who are in the 90-day window will not need a negative test or proof of vaccination.

FAQs: Tailgating

How does this policy affect tailgating?

All normal tailgating policies will return in 2021, and tailgating will not be subject to COVID-19 protocols.

Fans are encouraged to tailgate responsibly, using physical distancing, masking, and sanitization practices whenever necessary.

FAQs: Students

I am an LSU student. What will I need to enter Tiger Stadium in 2021?

Students who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will receive a green ticket. That green ticket will be all you need to enter Tiger Stadium.

Students who have not received a COVID-19 vaccination will receive a red ticket. Students with red tickets will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of kickoff.

To register for gameday testing, visit LSUCovidTesting.com