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Tiger Stadium Traffic and Parking Policies

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Tiger Stadium Traffic and Parking Policies

For questions regarding LSU game day parking policies please contact LSU Athletics Guest Services at (225) 578-4085.

Parking Policies

RECOMMENDATION: Fans are encouraged to carpool as often as possible and to arrive early to campus.
REASON: The fewer vehicles on campus on game day, the more parking opportunities there will be for everyone.

POLICY: North Stadium Drive, South Stadium Drive and West Stadium Drive (next to Tiger Stadium) will be closed to all vehicular traffic on gamedays.
REASON: The streets nearest to Tiger Stadium are heavily utilized by pedestrians. This is a safety and security measure.

POLICY: Parking of vehicles on the neutral ground (medians) and on landscaped areas (including on Nicholson Drive) is NOT permitted. Violators will be towed.
REASON: Vehicles parked on neutral grounds can obstruct the vision of motorists and presents a danger for pedestrians and motorists. Landscaped areas are not intended for vehicular parking.

POLICY: Vehicles may NOT park along the shoulders of Nicholson Drive between West Chimes and Brightside for football games. Vehicles that park in these areas will be towed. Tailgating may take place along Nicholson Drive, however, personal vehicles may not park next to the street.
REASON: Parked vehicles along Nicholson Drive (side of road) can cause obstructed views for vehicles traveling on Nicholson Drive and for fans walking to the game. This is a safety and security measure.

POLICY: Automobiles & motor homes may park only in designated areas. No parking is permitted on roots of trees or under drip lines of tree branches.
REASON: LSU has one of the most picturesque campuses in America, and we ask our fans to help preserve its beauty. Parking on the roots of LSU’s historic oak trees will shorten the life span of this valuable resource.

POLICY: Motorists must follow the directions given by police officers on and off campus.
REASON: Police officers along the traffic routes and at parking lots are there to direct motorists to maintain the most efficient traffic patterns.

POLICY: A live railroad track runs adjacent to Nicholson Drive through the LSU campus. Fans should avoid crossing these tracks at non-crossing areas. Crossing areas are located at Skip Bertman Drive and Gourrier Avenue. In addition, vehicles are prohibited from parking adjacent to these tracks.
REASON: For the safety of all fans the railroad tracks should be avoided at non-crossing areas. These tracks receive rail traffic on gamedays and provide risk of injury to fans crossing at undesignated locations.

POLICY: Saving parking spaces for other motorists is not permitted in any area.
REASON: Parking on the LSU campus is first-come, first-served, except in lots and streets with reserved spaces.

POLICY: Reserved parking spaces are for vehicles only. The purchase and use of a parking pass for other reasons, such as port-o-lets, trailers, tents, chairs, cookers, generators, etc., is not permitted. Violators are subject to removal.
REASON: There are a limited number of parking spaces on the LSU campus for the fans that attend games. It is important to make every space available for use for parking.

POLICY: Tailgating is not permitted in travel lanes on roads, parking lots, sidewalks or bike paths. No tents or other items may be placed in these areas or obstruct access.
REASON: Vehicles must be able to access parking spots via travel lanes. Also, for the safety of tailgaters, travel lanes must remain clear for vehicles to pass, especially emergency vehicles.

ADA Patron Parking

Free Gameday Disabled Parking
Free ADA parking is located at Lot 409 on Gourrier Lane. There are a limited number of spaces available. This area is available on a first come, first served basis beginning at 7 a.m. on gameday. The lot is accessible by presenting a valid state issued ADA parking permit and/or valid ADA driver’s license to the traffic officers on site. The individual issued the ADA permit must be in the vehicle when entering the lot.

Shuttle service will start 4 hours prior to kickoff for games scheduled after noon. For games scheduled at or before noon shuttle service will start 3 hours before kickoff. Pickup location will be in Lot 409. The drop off location and post-game pickup will be on South Stadium Drive on the southwest corner of Tiger Stadium. Shuttles will be available throughout the game for return service to Lot 409 and available through approximately 90 minutes following the conclusion of the game. A shuttle pass will be issued to all individuals in a vehicle accessing Lot 409 with handicap identification. The shuttle pass will be required to ride the return shuttle (must present the pass for access).

Paid Disabled Patron Parking
Paid ADA Parking is sold out. Persons interested in purchasing a paid reserved parking permit can register for a request list at Reserved ADA parking permits cost $300 for the entire season and may require a Tradition Fund contribution. Contact the LSU Athletics Ticket Office at (225) 578-2184 for more information. Passes are not transferable. The individual issued the ADA parking permit must be in the vehicle when entering the lot.

Oversized Vehicle Parking

DEFINITION: An oversized vehicle for the purpose of LSU football tailgating is any vehicle other than a motor home more than 20 feet long and/or 7 feet wide. Oversized vehicles may park in reserved parking lots only with the permission of LSU Athletics Administration.
REASON: Oversized vehicles do not fit into designated parking spaces and require special accommodations.

POLICY: Charter buses must park Lot 406 on Skip Bertman Drive, just west of the Charles McClendon Practice Fields (see fold-out map). Bus parking is free in Lot 406. Motor homes are not allowed in Lot 406. Parking space for buses is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first served basis. Buses are not permitted to drop-off or pick-up on campus or other areas around campus.
REASON: Lot 406 is the closest lot to Tiger Stadium that can accommodate buses AND offer good access for buses to arrive and depart the LSU campus.

POLICY: Limousines will be directed to park in Lot 406 on Skip Bertman Drive and must remain in place in that lot throughout the game or leave the campus. Limousines may not park overnight prior to the game. Limousines should approach campus on Nicholson Drive or River Road and may NOT pass through campus. After the game, those traveling in limousines must meet their limousine at Lot 406. This area is available at a first come, first served basis.
REASON: Lot 406 is the closest lot to Tiger Stadium that can accommodate limos AND offers good access for limos to arrive and depart the LSU campus. Limousines take up more space than a normal automobile, so it is necessary to designate a particular location for these vehicles.

Utility trailers require a $50 fee to park in the Day of Game Parking area designated in blue on the gameday parking map. (Information is also available in the Fan Guide and at Utility trailers are not permitted to occupy parking spaces and/or park in reserved (gold) lots. Motor home owners will be permitted to pull a trailer into a motor home lot to drop off items up until seven hours prior to kickoff. Vehicles are permitted access for 15 minutes to drop off items in motor home lots. If the owner of a utility trailer chooses to keep his/her trailer on campus, they will be directed to park it in a public lot such as a lot on Gourrier Lane.
REASON: Spaces in reserved lots are reserved exclusively for cars or motor homes. Even if a utility trailer fits into a motor home space, it can cause tailgate parties to overflow into travel lanes, causing a hazard for other vehicles and the passage of emergency vehicles.

Best Traffic Routes to and from Tiger Stadium

LSU has partnered with Waze to help fans find the best route to their parking lot. To navigate directly to your parking lot and get real-time updates, please use the Waze app from your mobile device.

Below are suggested driving directions from Interstate 10 to LSU venues and events on and off campus. Alternate routes exist and are suggested for football games.

LSU Police and local Law Enforcement Agencies have collaborated to provide the best traffic routes for motorists driving to Tiger Stadium for LSU football games. To report traffic problems, call LSU Police at (225) 578-3231. Visit for the latest and most up-to-date information and directions.

Approaching Campus

From the North
If approaching the stadium from the north, use either River Road, Nicholson Drive, Highland Road or Dalrymple Drive. From these routes, parking will be available north of the stadium, on Nicholson Drive near the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse, at Kirby Smith Residence Hall lots off Aster and Roosevelt Streets, or at the Pleasant Hall lots on Dalrymple Drive.

From the East or South
If approaching the stadium from east or south, use either College Drive, Acadian/Stanford exit, Highland Road or Burbank Drive and Nicholson Drive. Parking for those using these routes is available on Gourrier Lane south of the stadium, off River Road near the Mississippi River and or additional lots east of the stadium in the vicinity of the John M. Parker Coliseum.

From South on Nicholson/Burbank
Fans coming from the south on Nicholson Drive or Burbank Drive will be routed to Gourrier Lane, then to River Road.

One-Way Traffic to Stadium
(90 minutes prior to kickoff)
Approximately 90 minutes prior to kickoff, police will direct one-way traffic only toward Tiger Stadium on Highland Road from Lee Drive, on West Lakeshore Drive from Stanford, on Nicholson Drive Extension from Parker Boulevard and on Dalrymple Drive from the I-10 overpass.

Exiting Campus

Going South
After the game, southbound traffic from the stadium will be directed onto Nicholson Drive or to River Road. Nicholson Drive will turn into a one-lane roadway south bound until Bluebonnet Boulevard. Nicholson Drive at Bluebonnet Boulevard will return to normal two way traffic flow going south. Fans who are traveling in the left lane of Nicholson Drive will be directed to turn onto Bluebonnet Boulevard and fans traveling in the right lane of Nicholson Drive will be directed to continue straight (southbound).

Going North
After the game, northbound traffic west of Tiger Stadium will be directed onto Nicholson Drive or to River Road. Northbound traffic east of Tiger Stadium will be directed onto Highland Road.

Fans are encouraged to view the LSU Football Parking Map for best routes off campus.