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Tiger Stadium, Fan Experience Upgrades for 2018

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
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Tiger Stadium, Fan Experience Upgrades for 2018

BATON ROUGE – Already considered one of college football’s best gameday atmospheres, fans can expect more unique attractions in and around Tiger Stadium on Saturday when 11th-ranked LSU hosts Southeastern Louisiana in the home opener.

Kickoff between the LSU and Southeastern Louisiana is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT and the game will be televised on ESPN2. It’s the first meeting between the Tigers and Lions since 1949. Tickets for the contest can be purchased online at

The following is a look at some of the new additions to campus and Tiger Stadium for 2018 that will continue make LSU’s gameday atmosphere one of the best in college football.

Nicholson Gateway Fan Zone

Located off of Nicholson Drive just west of Tiger Stadium and adjacent to the LSU Foundation Building (site of old Alex Box Stadium), the Nicholson Gateway Fan Zone is a new interactive entertainment area for fans of all ages. Admission is free and includes a climbing wall, inflatable games, food and drink, music and a HD video wall that will feature live games from across the country. The Fan Zone opens five hours prior to kickoff and closes at kickoff.

The Chute

A premium area open to anyone 21-and-older with a ticket to the game. Located on the ground floor on the south side of Tiger Stadium, The Chute opens 2 hours and 30 minutes prior to kickoff and gives fans an opportunity to purchase beer and food while watching the game and highlights on a giant HD video board wall as well as numerous big screen HD TVs. Admission to The Chute is $20 a person and includes two beverages. Additional beverages can be purchased for $6 once inside the premium area. Food in The Chute is provided by Burgersmith and Papa John’s. Located between gates 23-28, The Chute closes at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Water and soft drinks are also available for purchase in this area.

The Louisiana Fish Fry Skyline Club

Added in 2017, the Skyline Club is now sponsored by Louisiana Fish Fry. Located atop the south deck of Tiger Stadium, The Louisiana Fish Fry Skyline Club features an all-you-can-eat special menu that is included in the price of the ticket. Beer and wine are available for purchase in the Skyline Club. Tickets are still available for games against Ole Miss ($60), Mississippi State ($60) and Rice ($25). Tickets for the Louisiana Fish Fry Skyline Club can be purchased at

Block Party

New for 2018 is Block Party, a full-service tailgating experience located at The Oaks at Patrick F. Taylor Hall as well as the Parade Grounds (student only area). The Block Party features a premium reserved tailgating area with setup, breakdown, and service from the Block Party staff. Block Party tailgate spaces are available for all seven LSU home games. To reserve your spot, call 225.240.1685 or email

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