Posted: Oct 31, 2012 5:40 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Oct 31, 2012 5:40 PM
BATON ROUGE- Tiger Stadium crews spend days in advance preparing for the thousands of fans expected to pour into Death Valley and their appetites.
LSU Concessions will spend the week checking supplies and restocking everything from burgers, hot dogs and catfish leading up to the big game.
"We're gonna look at the opponent that's coming in, we're gonna look at the time of the year, and we're gonna say weather is going to make a major impact in this game, whether it's hot, we need to make sure there's plenty of water in here, when it's cold they're going to turn more to the food," said Larry Wallace, Director of Concessions at LSU.
The 85 concession stands are run by volunteer groups, who get 12% of sales donated to their organizations.
"They're one of the most important keys to our success," said Wallace. "You've got to have product and you've got to have people, fans aren't here to stand in lines at concessions stands, they're here to watch a football game, it's our job to serve them quickly, hot foods hot, cold foods cold, get them back in the stand to watch the game, that's our job."
LSU averages nearly $600,000 in concessions sales per game.