Tiger Concessions staff readies for home opener
BATON ROUGE - With days melting off the calendar as LSU’s home opener approaches, the Tiger Concessions staff is working around the clock to finish prepping the stadium for hungry fans.
Ahead of the game, every hot dog, every peanut and all other items must be stocked, inventoried and distributed to a staff of 1,400 for game day.
The numbers on an average Saturday night are astounding and here are a few examples:
• 70 tons of ice (on average it’s around 450 tons for the season) and that number will be up on an expected hot Saturday like this weekend.
• 30,000 hot dogs
• 18,000 bags of peanuts (seriously, how many shells does that represent on cleanup?).
• 12,000 cups of frozen lemonade
• 20,000 orders of nachos
• 75,000 bottles of water
That’s a lot of Tiger Dogs.
“The Tiger Concessions team has been working diligently to prepare for the 2016 Football season,” said Jack Cruise, Senior Director of Operations for Tiger Concessions. “We are excited to continue the tradition of providing the best food and beverage options for the Tiger fans.”
In addition to the classic stadium fare, local vendors also round out the selection.
This year, the student section will continue fan favorites such as Papa John’s Pizza, Kona Ice, Smashburger’s Smashmobile, and more. A new addition to the student section will be The Kolache Kitchen featuring a variety of sweet and savory koloches and other tasty fresh baked goods.
Scattered throughout the stadium fans will also enjoy such things as Gaudet’s Landing, Lava Cantina, Caliente, City Gellato and Leroy’s LipSmack’n Lemonade to cool off. Leroy’s award winning lemonade has become quite popular throughout Baton Rouge.