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Tailgating Policies

Tailgating at LSU

Tailgating has become a part of college football all across the country, but at LSU, for Tiger fans it is an art form. Over two-thirds of Tiger fans tailgate for five or more hours before every game, and many begin celebrating the great Tiger football experience more than 24 hours before kickoff.

LSU encourages its fans to tailgate in a responsible manner, respectful of the campus and of other Tiger fans and fans from visiting schools.

Help us keep your campus clean by bagging your trash and using recycling containers. LSU’s Facility Services Department distributes trash bags throughout campus on game days for your convenience

For the safety and enjoyment of all fans, please follow these guidelines when tailgating at LSU football games. Tailgating Setup is allowed after 5 p.m. CT on the Friday prior to game day. Also, tailgate setups are subject to removal for violation of tailgating policies. Please direct all questions regarding tailgating to LSU Athletics Guest Services at (225) 578-4085.

Bands & Music

Live musical bands and other live performances are NOT allowed at tailgating sites or on campus without prior approval from LSU Athletics. Music must be confined to your tailgate area and speakers must be directed into your tailgate party. All music must be turned off by midnight the night before games and by 2 a.m. after games. Tailgaters are encouraged to contact LSU Police at (225) 578-3231 when music from another tailgate party becomes a nuisance.


Caterers making deliveries must have proper parking permits to be admitted to private tailgate areas in reserved lots. Dropping off tailgate orders or supplies without a permit will not be allowed. Caterers will be denied access if they do not have proper credentials.

Commercial Tailgating

All corporate or commercial tailgate activities, including the allocation of space and provision of services, is managed by LSU Sports Properties.

Cooking Sites

Cookers on trailers are not allowed in reserved lots, and no cooker at any location on campus may be larger than a 55-gallon drum (23” in diameter x 35” long). Cookers may not be placed in travel lanes or in parking spaces. Cookers may not be placed inside buildings. Cooking is not permitted under building entrances, patios, covered walks or on any exposed aggregate, ornamental concrete, brick pavers, etc., where grease drippings can stain surfaces. Cooking is not permitted on Memorial Plaza or the War Memorial.

Fences & Flooring

Fans may not erect or remove fencing or barricades of any type (permanent or temporary) on the LSU campus. Fan may also not setup any temporary flooring on the LSU Parade Ground or other areas deemed to be sensitive or prone to damage.


Charcoals and other items must be disposed of properly. Please do not place or dump charcoals or other flammables in trash cans, under trees, near vehicles, or leave unattended in the parking lots.

Food Sales/Food Vendors

No food sales or vendors are allowed on campus without approval of LSU Athletics and its concessionaire. Companies and individuals may not issue samples or products without being properly licensed by the University.

Motorized Vehicles

Golf carts, mopeds, scooters, ATVs, go carts hover boards and other custom motorized vehicles are not permitted on the LSU campus unless authorized by LSU Athletics.

Political Activity

Political activity is subject to the same rules that apply to all signage, banners, solicitation, distribution of literature and other non-LSU activities on the LSU campus. Distribution of flyers, stickers, buttons, signs, or promotional items is prohibited without approval by LSU Administration. Contact the LSU Office of Finance & Administration at (225) 578-3386 prior to game day for information on the approval process.

Port - O - Lets

Individuals may not arrange to bring portable restrooms onto campus. LSU provides port-o-lets and restrooms in many buildings throughout campus for the convenience of fans.

Remote Controlled Aircraft & Drones

The use and/or operation of remote-controlled equipment/cameras/toys/aircraft (including all drones and unmanned aircraft systems) is strictly prohibited on all areas of the LSU Campus – including Gamedays and during Gameday-related activities (i.e. Friday game preparations). All grounds and parking lots are considered part of the LSU Campus.

Security & Safety

It is the responsibility of each tailgate party to secure tailgate items prior to entering the stadium. Tailgaters should lock food, beverages and valuables out of sight in vehicles; extinguish all fires or flames; unplug electrical outlets; secure barbecue pits, chairs, and ice chests; and store beverages in locked containers. LSU Athletics is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Signage & Banners

Banners and signage recognizing businesses may not be displayed, nor may promotional/commercial materials be distributed without prior approval by LSU Administration.Non-commercial messages (that is, non-profit or political messages are subject to reasonable restrictions to protect safety and pedestrian access. Small signs, measuring not more than 2 feet in any dimension, may be placed within your immediate tailgating areas, if you are present at the location at all times and the signs do not block any walkway or other path


Solicitations of any kind, for commercial, non-profit, political, or other purposes, within LSU facilities or on LSU premises are prohibited unless specifically approved by LSU Administration. The distribution of flyers or leaflets on parked vehicles is expressly prohibited.

Tailgating Locations

Tailgating is not permitted in travel lanes on roads, parking lots, sidewalks, bike paths or landscaped areas. No tents or other items may be placed in these areas or obstruct access.

Tailgating Setup

Tailgating Setup is allowed after 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to game day. Also, tailgate setups are subject to removal for violation of tailgating policies. Please direct all questions regarding tailgating to LSU Athletics Guest Services at (225) 578-4085.

Tent/Canopy Displays (Corporate Logos)

Tent canopies/covers are considered signage/displays – Tent canopies may not display corporate logos, advertising, or signage (tent canopies should be plain/generic). Violators will be told to take down or remove corporate logos.

Utilities Owned by the University

The use of electrical outlets in or on LSU facilities, or other utilities such as water sources, is expressly prohibited. This policy will be strictly enforced and violators will be subject to arrest for theft of utilities.