Haven't read all of the posts here but, you know what's funny? When all parking was free on the roads inside the gate and other buildings, we didn't have this big of a problem. This is just another way of LSU trying to pry more money out of people. I wouldn't have a problem paying $5 or even $10 to park where I used to park a few years ago. However, starting the parking spots at $40 was a little bit steep on a first come first serve basis. Yes, I'm poor. Don't always have tickets and have been tailgating since 1999.
This x 1,000,000
10 years ago when I was going to games with my dad, there were less than 1/3 the cops they have now, campus was open to cars at all times, and we could get to campus at 12:00 for a 2:30 SEC game, find a spot in a free lot or in the Parker/Gourrier area, and be in our seats an hour before kickoff. This could never happen now due to the huge reduction in spots on campus, the elimination of free spots on campus (pushing even more people off), the addition of 3 times as many gameday traffic cops, ect has ruined traffic even worse than it already is.