Thousand dollar parking spot
BATON ROUGE - While there's no doubting that the culmination of this weekend will be the showdown between the tigers and the tide, that doesn't take away, from the southern tradition, that drew both tiger and Alabama fans out to LSU earlier this week.
Tailgating, for many, is what college football is all about, and it would be nearly impossible for some, without their RV.
LSU has the most RV spots out of any campus in the nation.
"We attribute our historic tailgating to RVs," said Adam Smith, LSU parking manager. "When RVs became popular that's when it really came into its own, because people could stay all night as long as they wanted to on campus and continue that atmosphere there was no ending time Friday or Saturday, they can keep the party going."
For LSU, RV tailgates are a win, win. It helps with traffic, keeps people from drinking and driving and brings in a lot of money for the campus.
Depending on where you like to set up shop, a season parking space near death valley will cost you anywhere from a $1000 to $7000.
"We fincancially benefit from those fans investing in us," Smith said. "Only because of our fans are we able to charge a price like that."
But, for many die hard fans, it's a price worth paying.