LSU adjusts COVID-19 policies, alcohol sales permitted

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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – SEPTEMBER 26: LSU Tiger fan cardbaord cutouts are seen prior to a NCAA football game bewtween the LSU Tigers and Mississippi State at Tiger Stadium on September 26, 2020 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE – Following a review of Tiger Stadium COVID-19 policies and procedures as well as data gathered from fans after the first home game of the 2020 football season, LSU Athletics officials today announced adjustments to game day policies and procedures, including alcohol sales in Tiger Stadium, as well as important safety reminders for LSU fans. 

Among the changes, LSU officials emphasize the CDC wellness check will no longer be required for entry into Tiger Stadium and fans are reminded masks are required while in their seats.

Updated Alcohol Policies for Tiger Stadium:

  • Alcohol sales will be permitted in general and premium areas of Tiger Stadium for fans 21 years of age and older.
  • Fans purchasing alcohol must be wearing a face mask covering the nose and mouth.
  • Fans must consume alcohol in their seats. Standing consumption will not be permitted.
  • The service of alcoholic beverages will cease at the earlier of the end of the third quarter or 11 p.m. CT.
  • The majority of beer and wine will be sold in portable locations around the perimeter of the stadium on the west, north and east sides and in limited stands in the south lower portion of Tiger Stadium.
  • For the 2020 season, the conference requirement for pouring alcoholic beverages into a cup has been suspended.
  • LSU fans are reminded to review LSU Athletics alcohol policies. 

Additional COVID-19 Policy and Protocol Changes and Reminders for Oct. 10 Game:

The CDC medical wellness check will not be required for entry into Tiger Stadium

  • LSU will not require a medical wellness check in order to reduce lines and wait times at gate entry points. While no longer required for entry, LSU Athletics officials encourage fans to conduct a self-assessment before heading to the game to check for COVID-19 symptoms. 

More concessions stands to open, fans are encouraged to try new locations

  • LSU will open all concession stands in the south lower section of Tiger Stadium in order to reduce lines and wait times. LSU Athletics officials remind fans wanting to avoid long lines they should check the LSU Mobile Sports app for locations or follow signs in Tiger Stadium to new concession stand locations on the west, north and east sides of the stadium perimeter. While some stands experienced long wait times, nearby stands remained without any lines throughout the game and at halftime. 

Reminder: Masks are required in seating areas

  • LSU Athletics said fans arrived for game one with masks covering the nose and mouth and wore those masks in corridors, concessions and restroom lines. However, a large percentage of fans removed their masks while in their seats in Tiger Stadium. LSU Athletics is reminding fans to wear their masks while in their seats.

Reminder: Fans should remain in their assigned, ticketed seats

  • Open seating areas of Tiger Stadium are designed to provide appropriate physical distancing for LSU fans. LSU Athletics officials are asking fans to please remain in their ticketed seats for the safety of all fans in Tiger Stadium. LSU will increase monitoring of seat locations.

Reminder: Fans can enter any gate and navigate all of Tiger Stadium

  • Fans in general seating can enter through any gate, regardless of what is identified on tickets. The north perimeter of Tiger Stadium will open 3 hours prior to kickoff and fans can navigate to any seat in Tiger Stadium from there once all stadium gates are open 2 hours prior to kickoff. Walkways exist on both the east and west sides of the new expansion to navigate to the other sections of the stadium. 

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