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MountainTiger
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


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I wasn't sure how far on the west side the SS started. I was thinking 30 but wouldn't argue with 40. Great times. How did we get non-students in. Do you remember? Or did the activities fee cover two tickets?

I wouldn't argue with 30 either. I just know it was a hell of a lot bigger than it is now. And it was the rowdiest part of the crowd (which it still is to a large degree). I always felt like the SS was the main reason the stadium was so loud.

I don't think I ever brought a non-student in with me so I have no idea how that worked.






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JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


They never checked IDs. I still have mine from 73, 74 etc. Don;t have the hair though and beard gray.





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CITWTT
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


They started taking money over twenty five years ago, so that will not change, and the student sections got pushed farther into the NEZ areas for more bucks for the sideline seats at about the same time. The band had its primo seats taken away a few years ago, which is probably why the music selection has been changed(stupid students in front of live mikes).





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CSATiger
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


My son is there for his first year, got tickets to all home games for less than $80, damn good deal in my book





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dgnx6
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


we won a bcs title. You cant just give away tickets to 20k people that may want to go. You cant charge it in tuition either cus people who want to go, wouldnt necessarily have a seat. I think they are doing it rt this time around. You dont even have to buy all the tickets. When i went it was all or nothing. And unless you were up there in credit hours, it was very hard to get tickets.





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MountainTiger
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


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They never checked IDs. I still have mine from 73, 74 etc. Don;t have the hair though and beard gray.

When I was there (a few years after you), they took your student ID and used a hole punch to notch it along the edge. How well they actually checked it is debatable but they at least made you show one so that they could punch a hole in it.






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JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


You re right with clipping the ID I just looked. Did I really look that way 40 years ago?





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Meathead
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


I was at LSU from 94-99. General admission student tickets were $3. Reserved student organization seats (i.e. Fraternities) were $7 & each student could buy 2 sets (date tickets). It sounds like student tickets are now $12 a game which is a far cry form the $70 I paid for each of my Florida tickets, on top of the tradition fund donation.

If cost is the issue at $12 a game, then we need to be teaching students basic financial responsibility. Hell, you can't get two packs of cigarettes for $12 these days. A night out at Chimes will set you back more than $20 in one hour. Even a plastic handle of Ablertsons triple charcoal filtered vodka will set you back more than $12.

It's not the cost. The issue has to be somewhere else.






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KG6
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


I started in '04 and couldn't get tickets as a freshman due to demand after the '03 championship. My sophomore year it was $7 a ticket for normal student section, but I had group seating with my fraternity. It was basically student section with reserved seats. I paid a bit more for those tickets, so I don't know what the price was by the time I left. They definitely made it a lot more difficult in the years that I was there. Hell, you used to be able to get 2 tickets in the greek section.





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MountainTiger
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


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You re right with clipping the ID I just looked. Did I really look that way 40 years ago?


And more importantly did you really dress that way?






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JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


and still dress that way. Shirt opened hairy chest etc.

Great point though

My wife agrees with you re the old clothes






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mdomingue
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


I've seen a lot of speculation as to what went on. I am not certain but when I attended as a freshman in 1980 they simply punched our IDs. People often sat 3 in 2 seats worth of space but my recollection is that there was an organized student group protesting the portion of the activity fee that was included in everyone's fees dedicated to athletic events since they did not attend any athletic events at all. The general consensus at the time was the "free" attendance of games was doomed.

I left LSU after that year and finished my college career an hour west of Baton Rouge, permanently ruined for any other college football experience. I only attended 1 game at my alma matter as a student, it just didn't measure up, I did manage to go to a couple of LSU games in that time though.







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Red Stick Tigress
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


I still have my LSU IDs from '79 through graduation.

They used to have numbers 1-11 on the bottom of the ID and they would punch a hole in the number of whatever week corresponded to the number.

Cost of attendance was part of your student fees. I don't remember what they did for dates. I never had a non-student date.






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Volvagia
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


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They no longer do date tickets and it's also a complete hassle to give your ticket to somebody else because student IDs are supposed to match the ticket. You can pay to upgrade the ticket if you wish to sell it to a non-student, but they limit the number of these for each game.


Now it's worse.

No SEC game can be upgraded






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rbdallas
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


Do not know about now, but i graduated in 70, they were FREE (but not really) we paid a fee - I think it was called athletic or activity fee, not sure(all full time students did), so basically every student paid a little, whether they attended or not.





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Mudminnow
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


$7 was a bargain then and it still is at $12. I think LSU should raise it to $20 per ticket and do away with the greek tickets.

There are 14,400 student tickets each year.

5,000 go to greek/student organization.
9,400 go to the general student populace

Most students who want tickets generally get tickets. Freshman are usually allotted 3-4 games per year.

Several yrs ago they implemented the plan to allow upgrades for every game except one designated game (FL/Bama). It worked out okay. Now LSU has made it you cant upgrade a ticket for a guest for any SEC games. So if you have a friend coming in town you either try to find regular tickets for you and your friend or don't go to the game and your ticket goes to waste.

A cheap ticket price, rules such as no upgrades, and treated like a prisoner entering the stadium has many students saying screw it go watch the game back at the tailgate.






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LSUtillidie311
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


I agree the student section should be bigger. But if they were free then a lot more people would just not go to the big games, plus students don't think its expensive at all, no one ever complains about the price.





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LSUtillidie311
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


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5,000 go to greek/student organization.


False. Greek seating is a part of a section of the stadium called "group seating" which also includes some of the athletes' families seating, and a whole lot more other student organizations besides greek.






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vl100butch
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re: Why aren't student tickets free as they once were?


student section in the early 1970's started on the north 45 yard line and went into the north end zone...







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