LSU eliminating pat-down searches at Tiger Stadium
BATON ROUGE - LSU is putting an end to pat-down searches at Tiger Stadium during LSU home games.
On Wednesday, LSU Student Government announced that it had worked with the university president's office to eliminate pat-down searches at the entrance to the LSU student section. Student Government reps told LSUNow.com that the pat-downs were an unnecessary hold up for students trying to get into Tiger Stadium.
University Spokesperson Ernie Ballard confirmed the shift in policy, citing the school's more recent "clear bag policy" as one the key reasons for the change.
"LSU believes it can accomplish the goal of keeping contraband out of the student section given the new clear bag policy and the standard observers," Ballard told WBRZ Wednesday. "The original mandate was to reduce contraband in the student section."
The change should take effect on Saturday, when LSU takes on Chattanooga for its first home game of the season.