Football Invites Students to Practice in Stadium
BATON ROUGE – For the fifth-straight year, head coach Les Miles is inviting the LSU student body to attend football practice, only this year the students will get a chance to watch the Tigers workout in Tiger Stadium.
LSU will host “LSU Student Day” at football practice on Thursday, April 14, in Tiger Stadium. Students arriving between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. that day will be able to tour LSU’s Tiger Stadium locker room and enter the stadium the way the players do on a Saturday Night in Death Valley – through the chute with a touch of the “Win” bar as they exit the locker room.
Those LSU students planning to arrive at 2:30 to tour the football locker room, should enter the stadium at the Jeff Boss Locker Room entrance, which is located on the north side of Tiger Stadium next to the student entrance for gameday during the fall.
Students arriving after 3:30 p.m. will enter the stadium at the student gate, which is located at gate 7.
Students will sit on the west side of Tiger Stadium to watch practice. When practice is over, students will then be invited on to the field to take part in several drills with the Tigers. Some of the drills include a punt catching contest, obstacle course, and a passing contest.
The event wraps-up with a meet-and-greet and an autograph/selfie session with the players on the ground level under the south side of Tiger Stadium.
To be admitted to practice, students must present their LSU ID as they enter the Jeff Boss Locker Room or when they enter the student gate (gate 7). In the event of rain, LSU students will be able to go indoors to watch the Tigers practice at the indoor practice facility.
“This is an event that I look forward to each year,” Miles said. “I’m not sure who enjoys its more – the players or the students. We are moving our practice to Tiger Stadium this year and giving the students an opportunity to experience some of the behind-the-scenes things such as our gameday locker and touching the ‘Win’ bar. It will be a great afternoon for the LSU students.
“I say it all the time, we have great student support and our student body makes Tiger Stadium a great place on Saturday nights in the fall. This is just a small way of saying thanks and letting them know how much we appreciate their support.”
Thursday’s practice will be the final one before LSU hosts the annual National L Club Spring Game presented by Tony Chachere’s at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. Admission to the spring game is free.
For more information on the National L Club Spring Game presented by Tony Chachere’s, visit www.lsusports.net/springgame.