Tiger Stadium can hold over 100,000 fans, but this year only 25% capacity will be allowed because of the coronavirus. This means fewer tickets will be available.
This news came as a blow to Stephanie Carter. This year her family purchased 10 season tickets but were only given two.
“We were hoping we would get at least four, but 10 to two was a pretty big jump, Carter said.
Carter’s son is a member of LSU’s Tiger Band. She says it’s disappointing to know her family won’t be able to watch him perform.
“It makes us sad because they practice so hard,” Carter said.
LSU athletics says 73% of season ticket holders opted out of their 2020 season tickets altogether. Denise Beehman’s family was part of that group.
“It’s just hard on everybody, it’s a difficult situation,” Beehman said.
Beehman says going to LSU games has been a tradition in her family since the 1960s. She collects most of her ticket stubs and even sat in the same seats for 50 years.
“I’ve been to every home game since 1969, except for two,” she said.
She doesn’t do it alone. She, her friend, aunt and sister, all have season tickets. But this year, the girl group will be slip up and she will have to move seats.
“I’ll be without my people and I’ll be without my familiar seats, it’s just a completely different scenario than we’ve been through,” Beehman said.
Her aunt and sister decided not to go this year. She says while this year will be different, she’s going to make the best of this situation.