LSU proposes athletics price hikes
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Athletic Department announced several proposals today which would create a flexible pricing plan for football game tickets, but also raise season ticket prices and some parking costs.
The proposals include a six percent increase to season ticket prices, and an increase to Tradition Fund prices for reserved parking on campus for both cars and RVs.
As for the flexible pricing plan, the athletic department is seeking approval to price tickets based on opponent and the date of the game.
LSU Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said these were the first increases to football tickets since 2010.
"This increase is necessary for us to stay competitive at the highest level of collegiate athletics, but also because of the rising costs of doing business on a daily basis," he said.
Under the Tradition Fund proposal for football, no section in the stadium will increase more than $100 and over 11,000 seats will not be subjected to the increase in donation. The plan will also see the pricing structure for Tiger Stadium adjusted to allow for more flexibility in future pricing based on seat location and demand.
The proposed increase would also affect baseball, where the proposal calls for 1,700 of the seats in Alex Box Stadium to have a reduced donation while another 2,500 seats will either have donation levels reduced or will pay no donation at all.
The proposals go before the LSU Board of Supervisors at their Friday meeting.