LSU students hopeful to receive game day tickets despite limited capacity

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- With the new COVID-19 friendly, LSU 2020 ticket holder policy, more than half of season ticket holders have opted out of their tickets for the season, as of September 16.

“The first go-round, 53 percent of our 71,000 season ticket holders have opted out,” LSU Athletics Director, Scott Woodward said. “People are taking this virus seriously. The experience is going to be different.”

Season ticket holders had the option to rollover their tickets to next year’s season, request a refund, or donate the money to the student-athlete scholarship fund.

While season ticket holders make their decision, so did students. With a limited capacity stadium, students had to apply for tickets this year and will be considered.

Sophomore Omer Israely, applied for football tickets in hope he will be part of the 25 percent allowed into Tiger Stadium.

“It’s defintley a little bit of a downer,” Israely said.”But you know, in light of consequences and dangers their maybe to people it’s understandable that a little bit of compromise will be made.”

Student priority consideration for tickets will be done so for students who have had a COVID-19 test completed and reported to the university after August 15.

Student tickets will be also be considered by class ranking, as follows:

  • Seniors will receive 40% of available tickets
  • Juniors will receive 20% of available tickets
  • Sophomores will receive 15% of available tickets
  • Freshman/Incoming Transfer Students will receive 15% of available tickets
  • Graduate/Professional Students will receive 10% of available tickets

Around 22,000 students are part of the 25 percent allowed into Tiger Stadium on game day, according to LSU Interm President Tom Galligan.

Israely says he feels safe enough on campus to attend a football game despite the pandemic.

“As long as measures are taken to reduce transmission, there are plenty of other activities and some classes are still in person so yeah I feel alright going.”

The deadline to request a student ticket is September 17 at 5 p.m.

The LSU Athletic Ticket Office is open from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m on weekdays.

More information on the 2020 LSU Football Ticket holder policy can be found here.

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