BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — LSU fans hoping to enter Tiger Stadium this year will need more than a ticket in hand, you will also need proof of vaccination or proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test.
With the vaccine now widely available, LSU is confident that they can fill the stadium safely. LSU is encouraging local vaccinated fans to download the LA Wallet app to show proof of vaccination, but your vaccination card or a photocopy of the card will also be accepted. If you are not vaccinated, then you must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before kickoff.
Cody Worsham with LSU Athletics says game days will be the same, just safer. “The only difference will be that additional security requirement to get you into the stadium, but once you get into the stadium, you know that you’ll be safe and you know the people around you will be safe and when you go home and back into your community during the week you know that LSU will have taken every precaution possible to keep you and your family and your community safe,” says Worsham.
To help expedite the entry process, you can get pre-verified at one of the twelve pre-verification locations open from 10 AM to 3 PM. “They’ll look at your proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test, and then they’ll give you a wristband, and that wristband, when you get to the gate, rather than the regular line, there’ll be an expedited line that you can go into and get to the stadium a little bit faster,” says Worsham.
It is possible for fans who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days to test positive again. But it is possible for you to still get into the stadium. There will be screening available at the PMAC ticket office from noon to 6:30 PM on Saturday. You must bring proof of your positive test, and then medical staff will evaluate your symptoms. If you are cleared, then you will be allowed into the stadium. Worsham says, “basically everyone that’s of the qualifying ages should be able to either test negative or provide proof of vaccine. But for those in the 90-day window, that’s your options.”
But if guests do not comply with the new COVID policies, Worsham says, “it will apply the same procedures that we’ve had in place for years and years for guests who show up and don’t have a ticket. Every year there’s limited fans and guests who don’t want to comply with whatever security procedures are in place or even ticketing procedures in place. That’s why we have security on game day and that’ll be taken care of the, the standard way.” But LSU trusts that fans are willing to do the right thing. “We’re confident that our fans are going to do their part. We know that they love coming to watch the Tigers play, and while no one wants to take any additional measures beyond what’s necessary to get into the stadium, we believe this is necessary. We believe it’s the right thing to do,” says Worsham.
The game against McNeese State kicks off at 7 PM Saturday.
For more information on game day policies, you can visit the LSU Athletics website.