Posted: Sep 7, 2011 6:24 PM by Rachel Frost
Updated: Sep 7, 2011 6:51 PM
BATON ROUGE- Starting this Saturday there are some changes to parking on LSU Football game days.
On campus parking spots located west of Highland Road, south of Chimes Street and north of Nicholson Extension will require either an Overnight Decal or a Game Parking Decal. The restricted area is highlighted in blue on the parking map.
You can purchase Overnight Decals at the Alex Box Stadium ticket office, the LSU Visitor Center or the LSU Public Safety Building. Overnight Decals cost $40 per game for vehicles and $50 per game for utility trailers. Vehicles and trailers that do not have an Overnight Decal will be towed starting at 4 a.m. on game day.
The new fees come as an unwelcome surprise to some LSU fans.
"I mean we already pay a lot for tickets. You pay a lot for everything in regards to the game, why now do we have to pay for parking," asked Kyle Aycock.
After 4 a.m. on game day you will need a Game Parking Decal to enter the restricted area. Passes for the restricted area can be purchased at the game parking entrances on Dalrymple Drive at Highland Road and South Stadium Drive at Highland Road.
LSU Athletic Parking Manager Adam Smith says the new fees could raise up to $60-thousand per game, and with six homes games this season, that means more than a quarter of a million dollars.
Parking in the Levee, Hayfield and Old Front Nine lots will remain free to public parking. Those lots are highlighted in purple on the parking map.
Lots reserved for season parking are sold out for the 2011 football season. Those areas are highlighted in gold on the parking map.
For more information on parking on game day visit the 2011 LSU Football Parking Information website.