BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — LSU fans might have to pay more to see their Fightin’ Tigers play as the athletics department is proposing an increase to ticket prices for two sports.
LSU Tigers teams has been in the spotlight since snagging big wins in baseball and women’s basketball in the last year. Now, LSU Athletics is seeking approval from the LSU Board of Supervisors to increase ticket prices in football and women’s basketball.
The board, which is set to meet 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, is set to vote on employment agreements for six coaches in LSU sports, including head coach of the national championship-winning women’s basketball team, Kim Mulkey.
How much LSU Football ticket prices could rise
LSU Athletics is proposing that ticket prices increase $125 per season ticket in general seating and $50 per season ticket in club and suite levels, the meeting agenda shows. The proposal said prorated game ticket prices, depending on the seats, would change from $7.14 to $17.86.
Student ticket prices are also proposed to increase by an average of $19 per season ticket in general admission and $21 per season ticket in reserved seating for seasons 2024-2026. The athletics department’s proposal said prorated over the season, per game general admission student tickets would increase by $2.17, and per game reserved student tickets would increase by $3.
A $25 per ticket increase is proposed for lower bowl and premium areas if the SEC approves a 9-game conference schedule in future seasons. If a football season has eight home games, LSU Athletics is proposing to be able to raise student tickets by 15% for that season.
Based on past attendance data, LSU Athletics estimates making $5,124,950 more in revenue.
Ticket price increase proposed for LSU Women’s Basketball games
The proposal states that the last time LSU Women’s Basketball ticket prices went up was in 2021.
LSU Athletics is proposing increasing general seating tickets, depending on location, $25 to $75 per season ticket. Prorated over the season, the per-game ticket price increase would be between $1.47 and $4.47, according to the proposal.
The athletics department estimates an increase of $320,000 in revenue based on past attendance.