LSU Athletics to Issue Refunds for Canceled Game
BATON ROUGE, La. – Refunds will be issued for LSU-McNeese State football tickets that were purchased through the LSU Athletic Ticket Office, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva announced Tuesday.
Saturday’s game was cancelled due to severe lightning that persisted for several hours in the immediate vicinity of Tiger Stadium. It marked LSU’s first cancellation of a football game since 1918, when World War I forced university officials to call off the entire season.
“Since this is a nearly unprecedented situation, we have had to thoroughly explore our options in addressing the matter of ticket refunds,” Alleva explained. “In the end, we believe that issuing the refund is quite simply the right thing to do in this case. We have a plan in place that fairly reimburses fans who purchased tickets through our ticket office.”
The refund process is outlined below:
- All fans who purchased a ticket for the LSU-McNeese State football game through the LSU Athletic Ticket Office will receive a full refund of the single-game ticket price.
- The refund will apply to:
a. All LSU football season ticket-holders, including student season-ticket holders
b. All ticket-holders who purchased a single-game ticket, a group ticket, or a ticket as part of a package through the LSU Athletic Ticket Office, LSUtix.net or the LSU Ticket Marketplace site
- The prices for the game, depending upon seat location, were $35 and $25 for season ticket holders and $11 and $4 for LSU students. Prices varied for tickets purchased at the single game, group and package rates.
- Fans who purchased tickets using a credit card will have the refund issued to the credit card account by September 30. Fans who purchased by any other payments will receive a refund check in the mail by October 15 with the exception of individual game cash purchasers, who will have until 5 p.m. on September 30 to contact the ticket office about refund information. The ticket office phone number is (225) 578-2184.
Fans who purchased tickets from McNeese Athletics will need to contact the McNeese Athletics Department directly for details.
Finally, fans who purchased tickets through non-authorized third parties will need to contact those sources for questions about refunds.
“It’s obviously an unfortunate situation since we had over 100,000 fans in Tiger Stadium for the start of game, and the atmosphere throughout the campus was electric,” Alleva said. “Our fans again demonstrated why they are the best in the nation, and we appreciate their patience as we administer this process.”