Football Spring Game to Kickoff at 7 p.m. on April 22
BATON ROUGE – For the first time since the late-1990s, LSU’s annual National L Club Spring Football Game will be played at night, head coach Ed Orgeron announced.
Details for events and activities that day on campus leading up to the spring game are still being planned, however kickoff for the contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
LSU opens its first spring practice under Orgeron on Saturday, March 11. The Tigers practice a total of 15 times during the spring, culminating with the National L Club Spring Game on Saturday, April 22.
The last time LSU played a spring game at night came in 1998 when the Tigers had a 6:30 p.m. kickoff under coach Gerry DiNardo.
LSU wraps up spring practice on Saturday at 7 p.m. CT when the National L Club Spring Game presented by Tony Chachere’s is held in Tiger Stadium.
Admission is free of charge.
The game will be broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network and can be heard in the Baton Rouge area on 104.5 and 104.9 FM as well as on the internet at www.LSUsports.net/live. The game will televised on the SEC Network and streamed via WatchESPN.com.
Fans coming to campus for the game are reminded that LSU will host a “Rock ‘N Roar” Block Party on North Stadium Road between Tiger Stadium and the Maravich Center beginning at 3 p.m. The block party is free and will feature a live band – Cowboy Mouth – who will play from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. as well as carnival activities for the kids, a dunking booth, inflatables and all types of food and drinks.
The LSU football team is scheduled to walk down “Victory Hill” at approximately 5:45 on Saturday afternoon on their way into Tiger Stadium.
Gates to Tiger Stadium open at 5 p.m. and fans are asked to enter the stadium on the west side thru gates 1-6 or gate 7 in the north endzone (Seating Chart). Gate 10 on the east side will serve as the handicapped entrance.
Those fans seated in the East Side Suites will enter through gate 14 and those sitting in the South Suites will enter through gate 21. Those patrons sitting in the West Club will use gates 1-6 to enter the stadium.
Due to the many construction projects currently taking place in Tiger Stadium, seating for the game will be located on the west side and north endzone.
LSU is currently updating and refurbishing 34 restrooms on the east, north and west sides of Tiger Stadium. Other projects currently taking place in Tiger Stadium include: the waterproofing of the east side, the dorm demolition on the south side of the stadium as well as updates to numerous concessions stands.
Here are some additional reminders when coming to campus on Saturday:
Clear Bag Policy
Fans are reminded about the LSU Clear Bag Policy – Geaux Clear, which will be in place for the spring game. Backpacks are not permitted in Tiger Stadium.
Visit LSUSports.net/GeauxClear for additional information.
The following is a list of additional items not permitted in Tiger Stadium:
- Coolers, ice chests, bottles, cans, cups (or containers of any kind)
- Outside food and drinks
- Any type of artificial noise makers
- Pets of any variety (except for service animals)
- Video Cameras
- Weapons of any kind – including pocket knives, multi-function tools and any other items deemed inappropriate
- Smoking (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and cigars are not permitted)
- Banners/Flags/Poles of any kind (or any obtrusive/obstructive signage)
General Safety and Security Items
Fans should be reminded about the safety and security of themselves and those around them – “if you see something, say something”
- There will be plenty of free parking throughout campus on Saturday, which includes Lots 108, 206, 402, 403, 404, 406, 408, 409, the Old Front Nine, the Hayfield Lot and the Levee Lot.
- Lot 407 across the from the Vet School will serve as a free RV lot.
- Permit parking will be in Lots 101, 104, 105, 201, 301, 401 and 405.
- Handicapped parking will be in Lot 201
- Please refer to parking map.
- Important note to fans coming to Spring Game: Beginning Friday, April 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. through Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:30 a.m., the Westbound inside lane of Interstate 10 will be closed from the Mississippi River Bridge to the Atchafalaya Bridge.
Other Parking and Traffic Reminders
- North and South Stadium Dr. will be closed from 7 a.m. until traffic clears after the game.
- Motorhomes are not allowed to park on campus until after 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21.
Important note to fans coming to Spring Game: Beginning Friday, April 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. through Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:30 a.m., the Westbound inside lane of Interstate 10 will be closed from the Mississippi River Bridge to the Atchafalaya Bridge.
2017 National L Club Spring Game Timeline
Time of Day Game Clock Element
7 a.m. – Tiger Stadium entrance by Credential or Pass Only
9 a.m. – LSU SportShop Opens | Sale
12 p.m. – North Stadium Dr. closed
1:15 p.m. – LSU Track & Field Alumni Gold Meet – FREE
3 p.m. – LSU Softball vs. Tennessee (Tiger Park) | Tickets
3 p.m. – “Rock ‘N Roar” Block Party opens / Opening music act begins
4 p.m. – Cowboy Mouth performs on stage of block party
4:45 p.m. – Student contest begins on-field in Tiger Stadium
5 p.m. – All Gates Open – FREE
5:35 p.m. – Game clock starts
5:40 p.m. – Cowboy Mouth finishes set on stage
5:45 p.m. – Team arrives at Victory Hill; Student Contest ends / Field available for warm-ups
6:20 p.m. – Team takes field for warm-ups; Band arrives to stadium
6:35 p.m. – Referee’s mic check
6:50 p.m. – Band: Pregame, Hey Fighting Tigers, Down Cheers (1-3)
6:57 p.m. – Callin’ Baton Rouge Video
7 p.m. – SEC Network Broadcast on the Air; NFL Early Entries Presentation (5:00)
7:05 p.m. – Kickoff / Guest Coaches Announcement
ON FIELD PRESENTATIONS
1st QTR – 1st TO Women’s Track Presentation (1:00)
HALFTIME – 15:00
Gymnastics National Runner-up Recognition with video (2:00)
L Club Board of Directors Recognition (2:00)
Tony Chachere’s Quarterback Challenge (4:00)
Field available for warm-up
SEC Spring Game Schedule*, TV
Date, Time (CT), Spring Game, Network
Sat, April 1 , 1 p.m., South Carolina’s Garnett-Black Spring Game, SEC Network
Fri, April 7, 6:30 p.m., Florida’s Orange & Blue Debut, SEC Network
Sat, April 8 , 11 a.m., Ole Miss’s Grove Bowl, SEC Network
Sat, April 8 , 1 p.m., Texas A&M Spring Game, ESPNU
Sat, April 8 , 1 p.m., Auburn’s A-Day, SEC Network
Sat, April 8 , 3 p.m., Mississippi State’s Maroon-White Game, SEC Network
Fri, April 14 , 6:30 p.m., Kentucky’s Blue-White Game, SEC Network
Sat, April 15 , 1 p.m., Missouri’s Black & Gold Game, SEC Network
Sat, April 22, 1 p.m., Georgia’s G-Day, SEC Network
Sat, April 22, 2 p.m., Alabama’s A-Day, ESPN
Sat, April 22, 3 p.m., Tennessee’s Orange & White Game, SEC Network
Sat, April 22, 7 p.m., LSU’s National L-Club Spring Game, SEC Network
Sat, April 29 , 12 p.m., Arkansas’s Red-White Spring Game, SEC Network
*13 of the 14 SEC Football Teams have elected to play a spring game this year