LSU unveils new Skyline Club at Tiger Stadium
BATON ROUGE - You may be in the "nosebleeds", but LSU is certain you're going to love it.
"We wanted to add something to the fan experience up here, so we had the ability to add the food component; had the ability to have alcoholic beverages up here, and really add to that overall experience," said assistant marketing director Matt Shanklin.
The Skyline Club takes up sections 650-658 and can seat up to 1,500. Although fans have been able to sit up here for the past three years, there was no food or beverage service.
"Upon entry the buffet will be open," explained Aramark director of sales Eva Mendez. "It's going to be an all you can eat buffet, and it will have some stadium staples, favorites, and then it will include a variety of regional cuisine like jambalaya, gumbo."
So how much is a million dollar view like this going to cost you? The answer may surprise you. Tickets for this Saturday's game against Chattanooga start at just $45 and will go up to $120 depending on the game. Officials think the value and the view will eventually cause the club to sell out.
"I think once people get to see it, touch it, feel it, eat it, it will pick up steam and this will be one of the places in the stadium that you'll want to be," said Shanklin.
Other renovations to Tiger Stadium include more restrooms, new menu items, and extra space where abandoned dorm rooms used to be.
Also, no more diaper bags. Tiger Stadium is enforcing the clear bag policy in full force this year and will not allow any types of bags inside unless they are see-through.