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LSU Athletics Tailgating Policies


Tailgating has become a part of college football all across the country but 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.

Tailgating Quick Tips

• No tents larger than 10’x10’
• No corporate logos or advertising
• No staking
• Setup starts Friday 5:00 pm before home games

• No live bands or performances
• No music after midnight on Friday and 2:00 am on Saturday

• No gas powered generators
• No loud or harmful electric generators

• No food sales
• No motorized vehicles such as golf carts, mopeds, scooters, ATVs, hover boards, etc.
• No drones or remote controlled aircrafts
• No LSU utility usage
• No fencing
• No personal port-o-lets

• Pick up trash and recycle
• Stay within your allotted spot


As of July 2023
(subject to change without notice on this page)

LLive 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.

All corporate or commercial tailgate activities, including allocation of space and provision of services, is managed by LSU Sports Properties. If interested in commercial tailgating, please send inquiries to

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.

Fans may not erect or remove fencing or barricades of any type (permanent or temporary) on the LSU campus. Fans 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.

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.

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 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 | Location Map
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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

Tailgating Recommendations

Portable electrical generators are permitted, but are discouraged. For temporary electrical needs, LSU recommends the use of battery operated inverters that convert the battery current to house current. These recommended devices do not generate hazardous carbon monoxide emissions, do not require gasoline cans and resultant hazards, and do not create noise that is potentially damaging to hearing and a nuisance to fellow tailgaters. The operation of portable electrical generators that create excessive noise, emission hazards or other safety concerns will not be permitted.

Glass containers are strongly discouraged for use during tailgating activities.

LSU discourages the use of tents larger than 10’ by 10’. Tents may not be staked into the ground.

Tents should be taken down before you enter the game.

Fans using a tent or canopy over the tailgate of a vehicle should restrict the size to no larger than 10’ x 10’ and may not take up space in other parking spaces or travel lanes. Tents may not be used to save parking spaces. Tents must not block travel lanes.

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Revelry Sports + Entertainment
LSU Athletics has partnered with Revelry Sports + Entertainment as the Official Tailgate Partner for on-campus, full-service experiences. To learn about tailgate packages located within Nicholson Gateway along with Patrick Taylor Hall along South Stadium Dr. and Engineering Lane, visit or email