Everything you need to know for the LSU Spring Game
BATON ROUGE – LSU's annual Spring football game will be held at night on April 22 in Tiger Stadium, marking the first time the game has been held at night since 1995.
While the gates to Tiger Stadium open at 5 p.m., and kickoff is set for 7 p.m., there will be plenty of free entertainment on campus for fans. LSU will host a "Rock 'N Roar" block party on North Stadium between Tiger Stadium and the Pete Maravich Center starting at 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The block party will include carnival activities for kids, a dunking booth, inflatables and food and drink.
The LSU football team will walk down "Victory Hill" around 5:45 p.m. on their way to Tiger Stadium.
Fans are asked to enter the stadium on the west side through gates 1-6 or gate 7 in the north endzone. The handicapped entrance will be at gate 10. Fans seated in the east side suites will enter through gate 14 and fans in the south side suites will enter through gate 21.
Weather: A cold front will move into the area on Saturday. With this will come a broken line of rain and thunderstorms between late morning and late afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center is carrying a “marginal risk”, but at this time, there is no major cause for concern with severe weather. While outdoor events will not be a total washout, you might plan for an interruption as the line passes—especially if there is lightning. Temperatures will tumble pretty quickly out of the 70s and into the 60s behind the front; take a jacket if you plan on going to the LSU spring game.
In addition to the clear bag policy, fans are also reminded that the following items are prohibited at Tiger Stadium:
- Coolers, ice chests, bottles, cans, cups (or containers of any kind)
- Outside food and drinks
- Any type of artificial noise makers
- Pets (except for service animals)
- Video cameras
- Weapons of any kind – including pocket knives, multi-function tools and any other items deemed inappropriate.
- Banners/flags/poles of any kind (or any obtrusive/obstructive signage)
- Smoking (including cigarettes and e-cigarettes)
The university will provide free parking throughout campus Saturday, including lots 108, 206, 403, 404, 406, 408, 409, the Old Front Nine, the Hayfield Lot and the Levee Lot. Lot 407 across from the Vet School will serve as the a free RV lot.
Fans traveling to the Baton Rouge area from west Louisiana should note that the inside lane of I-10 west will be closed starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. through Monday at 6:30 a.m.. Drivers are urged to use US 190 as an alternate route from Baton Rouge to Lafayette.
LSU Spring Game Day Agenda:
Time of Day Game Clock Element
7 a.m. - Tiger Stadium entrance by Credential or Pass Only
9 a.m. - LSU SportShop Opens
12 p.m. - North Stadium Dr. closed
1:15 p.m. - LSU Track & Field Alumni Gold Meet - FREE
3 p.m. - LSU Softball vs. Tennessee (Tiger Park)
3 p.m. - "Rock 'N Roar" Block Party opens / Opening music act begins
4 p.m. - Cowboy Mouth performs on stage of block party
4:45 p.m. - Student contest begins on-field in Tiger Stadium
5 p.m. - All Gates Open - FREE
5:35 p.m. - Game clock starts
5:40 p.m. - Cowboy Mouth finishes set on stage
5:45 p.m. - Team arrives at Victory Hill; Student Contest ends / Field available for warm-ups
6:20 p.m. - Team takes field for warm-ups; Band arrives to stadium
6:35 p.m. - Referee’s mic check
6:50 p.m. - Band: Pregame, Hey Fighting Tigers, Down Cheers (1-3)
6:57 p.m. - Callin’ Baton Rouge Video
7 p.m. - SEC Network Broadcast on the Air; NFL Early Entries Presentation (5:00)
7:05 p.m. - Kickoff / Guest Coaches Announcement