BATON ROUGE, La. — Game day Saturdays at LSU will look a lot different this fall due to the coronavirus.
The university announced Wednesday that there will be no tailgating allowed and that the season will start with a capacity of 25% of Tiger Stadium allowed. Masks will also be required on campus and in the stadium.
“This plan focuses on the health and safety of all those attending LSU football games, from the fans to the team to the workers,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. “By reducing the capacity and taking a year off from tailgating, which puts LSU in line with other SEC schools, the plan allows for fans to be socially distanced in Death Valley. I encourage the Tiger faithful to adhere to these guidelines and to act responsibly, as there is still a lot of COVID in Louisiana.
"We will continue to monitor our case counts, test positivity rate and hospitalizations and make adjustments as necessary," Edwards said. "While this season is undoubtedly starting out differently from a normal football season, with COVID keeping all of us from celebrating together, nothing can dim the support we have for our LSU Tigers.”