In order to attend LSU football games this season, fans must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to be admitted inside Tiger Stadium.
If you’re planning on going to LSU football games this fall, you better show your vaccination card or a negative COVID PCR test or you won’t be allowed in.
LSU announced the new protocol on Tuesday, one day after Pfizer gained FDA approval for their COVID-19 vaccine. For those 12 and older, a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours or proof of vaccination will be more important than the actual ticket to attend an LSU home football game.
Things may look a little differently around Tiger Stadium this fall but tailgating will be back after a one-year hiatus.
LSU requires proof of vaccination or negative test for home football games
One of the best gameday environments in college football, LSU home games create an atmosphere that is second to none so if you want to take part in that, you’ll need to follow the protocols.
The new protocols don’t just apply to Tiger Stadium.
School president William Tate IV announced LSU students, faculty and staff will need to get the vaccine or submit
This follows a mandate by the New Orleans Saints who instituted a policy calling for at least a single dose of the vaccine or a negative test to be admitted to home games this season.
LSU football had a big COVID outbreak last fall with head coach Ed Orgeron saying most of the team had it at one point. The reduced player availability affected games throughout college football last fall as teams dealt with the pandemic. This fall, conferences have instituted a new policy where teams will forfeit if they are unable to play due to a COVID outbreak.
As a result, many of the teams have exceeded the 80 percent threshold, with some teams approaching 100 percent vaccination rates.
LSU is the first SEC school to have this policy in place.