Security and Stadium Reminders for LSU vs. Alabama

by Brandon Berrio
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Security and Stadium Reminders for LSU vs. Alabama

BATON ROUGE – With possibly the largest crowd on campus that the school has ever seen on Saturday for the matchup between No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 LSU, athletics officials and law enforcement officers have outlined many security and policy reminders

Kickoff for the matchup of top-five teams is set for 7 p.m. CT on CBS. The game is sold out and the matchup is fifth featuring teams ranked in the top-5 in Tiger Stadium history.

There are many events going on around campus Saturday, including College GameDay, LSU Salutes, Nissan Heisman House and College GameDay Radio. Fans are asked to be patient in making their way on to campus and arrive in the early afternoon for ample time to prepare for the game. Gates to Tiger Stadium will open at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Fan Timeline (.pdf) | Parking Map

Before heading to campus, fans are encouraged to use resources like and the Waze app to find the best way to get to campus. LSU is advising fans to arrive to campus in the early afternoon and plan ahead. 

Tailgating Policy Reminders

With the largest crowd in school history expected on campus Saturday, LSU Athletics encourages fans to review all policies in the LSU Fan Guide.

Tailgating | Traffic & ParkingIn-Stadium | Motor Homes

Some friendly reminders, include:

  • The University places receptacles for the disposal of trash and other items throughout the LSU campus. You can help keep your campus clean by disposing of your trash. For more information, contact the Facility Services Help Desk at (225) 578-3186.
  • Solicitation on campus is not allowed unless approved by university administration and political activity is subject to the same rules that apply to all signage, banners, and solicitation. For any questions, please see the LSU Fan Guide for more information or contract the office of finance and administration at (225) 578-3386.
  • Due to recent damage in several lots, all motor home travelers are asked to use leveling pads to help distribute the weight of large motor homes. Oversized vehicles are also not permitted in reserved parking lots. Oversized vehicles will be directed to park in Lot 406. (Parking Map)
  • LSU encourages its fans to tailgate in a responsible manner, respectful of the campus and of other Tiger fans and fans from visiting schools. Fans should keep music within each tailgate and be mindful to keep all gear and equipment off sidewalks and out of travel lanes.

Metal Detector Implementation 

LSU and law enforcement officers continue the process of preparing to have full-stadium coverage of metal detectors in place by 2019, a year ahead of the SEC requirement. In an effort to better train our staff and educate additional fans, LSU Athletics will be moving the metal detectors to different gates for the remaining games this season.

For the game against the Crimson Tide, LSU will be testing, training and educating at the student gate. Students entering the stadium are especially advised to arrive early. Patrons will be asked to remove all electronic devices and large metal objects from pockets. There will be no need to remove belts, wallets, watches, jewelry, coins or jackets.

Those fans with medical issues should notify security prior to going through the metal detectors where they will then be directed to the Medical Item Inspection side entrance at the student gate. 

Fans should be aware that any items deemed as a weapon (pocket knives, multi-tools, etc.) will have to dispose of them or return those items to their cars before entering the stadium. Prohibited items that are confiscated will not be returned. For complete listing of prohibited items in Tiger Stadium, click here.

Click here for a full FAQ on metal detector implementation.

Geaux Clear 

A safer and faster fan experience, LSU’s clear bag policy is in effect for Tiger Stadium and is aimed to speed up gate entries and enhance fan safety. LSU’s clear bag policy allows for only clear tote bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12”, one-gallon plastic freezer bags, or small clutch purses no larger than 4 ½ by 6 ½.

Seat cushions are permissible but must not have pockets or be larger than 16”. All backpacks, regardless of size, are prohibited and any bags larger than 12” x 6” x 12”, clear or non-clear, will be strictly prohibited. Exceptions will be made for approved medical needs. All bags will be subject to search and inspection.

Fan Resources

LSU Athletics Guest Services is available to all fans. For guest related issues and questions, fans are encouraged to call (225) 578-4085. With issues inside of Tiger Stadium, fans are encouraged to utilize LSU’s test messaging system. Fans can anonymously report issues by texting “LSU” followed by their issue and location to 69050. All information, policies and procedures are available at

See Something, Say Something

Be aware of your surroundings at all times. If there are issues or concerns, contact law enforcement or University officials. For emergencies, dial 911 immediately for law enforcement and emergency personnel.