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JudgeHolden
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Gila River
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re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
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I haven't seen many nice places in Baton Rouge on AirBnB during football season. I would just get a hotel room or go back to NOLA after the game.



Either way, be strategic about parking. Traffic goes into contra flow after the game. If you are on the west side trying to get east, you are in for a long trip.

Uber is a great way to get to a game. It is an awful way to get out immediately after the game.

Consider ubering in, then hanging out a while after the game. Hit some bars. Go to Louie’s for a Mitchell or a Big Lou with sprouts and a side of hash browns. Then Uber out when things have cleared.


Trindon4Prez
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Bakini Bottom
Member since Apr 2019
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re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
As far as AirBnB goes, try and find something off off Highland Road SOUTH of campus. I know people who have found goos spots there.

Following Highland road north is a bad idea.

Also, anything in Sothdowns is a good spot (east of campus and slightly north). Streets are named after trees/ plants/ flowers.


TigerBert
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Tiger Stadium
Member since Oct 2015
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re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
Splurge. Sit on lower west or in EZ. sections 102-105, or South EZ.

DO NOT SIT IN EAST UPPER DECK. (Sun). Upper Deck is a fraction of the experience you deserve.

Auburn should be electric.

In advance...Welcome to Tiger Stadium!


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TigerBert
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Tiger Stadium
Member since Oct 2015
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re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
Splurge. Sit on lower west or in EZ. sections 102-105, or South EZ.

DO NOT SIT IN EAST UPPER DECK. (Sun). Upper Deck is a fraction of the experience you deserve.

Auburn should be electric.

In advance...Welcome to Tiger Stadium!


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AbitaFan08
LSU Fan
Boston, MA
Member since Apr 2008
18458 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
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Also, anything in Sothdowns is a good spot (east of campus and slightly north). Streets are named after trees/ plants/ flowers.


I'd also add Collegetown into your search. Not sure if there are many places that AirBnB there, but if so it would be very convenient.

ETA: There's only one AirBnB I found near Collegetown, and Laura must be out of her goddamn mind with this price.

$2,100/night
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LSUGoose
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Red Stick via St James Parish
Member since Jan 2006
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re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
Send me an email: Goose11262@yahoo.com

I've got a buddy with a condo that's pretty close to campus. A long walk or quick Uber. He's rented it thru Air BNB for the last couple years, but now his homeowner's association has disallowed. You can probably rent it "off the record".

I'll also send you info on our tailgate location. I stay in touch with a crew from Nova Scotia that I met just like this. LSU welcomes all carpet baggers!


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SlimChris1
Member since Apr 2018
49 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
Stay somewhere in BR and UBER to the game. Do not stay across the river. I would recommend, actually staying at the Casino- L'auberge. They run a bus between the hotel and the school, post game. Traffic after a Big SEC game at LSU is unlike anything you have ever seen. I promise you do not want to have to drive, park, what ever.

If LSU keeps winning it will be a day game (CBS2:30), so watch the forecast. Get tickets now, don't wait. Face value is $125ish, that price will quadruple in two weeks. Odds are it will be 90 degrees at kickoff, dress appropriately . Sit on the west side, Lower recommended. Get club seats if possible. I am not opposed to skyline club-great view & free food. Do not sit in the lower or middle south, the seats are uncomfortable, but better than they used to be. Do not sit in the upper east, too much sun. The north end zone is too loud in my opinion because of the Sound system. Be prepared for more profanity than at a Richard Pryor Show, if you do decide to sit in the north endzone (youtube "LSU neck").

If you have no rooting interest, wear neutral colors, no red, no blue, no orange. (Michigan T-shirt is acceptable even though it is blue.)

When you get to campus, tell LSU fans who you are, where you are from, and why you are here. Its the south, we are friendly unless you are from Alabama or Florida. LSU fans will welcome you with open arms. If they do not, move on to the next tailgate. I promise this wont be an issue.

Eat the food. Don't ask what it is. Don't ask whats in it. Just eat it.

BYOB. Get a little portable icechest you can carry around under one arm, that you are OK with trowing away. Put 6 or 8 beers in it. You will be thirsty and it is a party where almost everyone drinks all day. Yes you can drink in public. Yes you can get drunk in public without getting arrested, although I do not recommend it. It is "legal" as long as you are over 21 and not making a scene.

Get to tailgate early, like 7-8 am. Tailgate really starts at 4AM for a good SEC opponent day game. But thing really get kicked off after 8.

No Smoking. The cops will write you a ticket for smoking. Vaping is Okay here (currently).

Understand that tailgating will occur in 2-3 miles in any direction from the stadium except for north (only about a 1/2 mile or so north).

Do not wonder north of campus without someone from the area that you really trust unless you are going to Louie's(not recommended), the chimes or the Varsity. It is a very rough neighborhood.

The river is west, its a dirty river, nothing to see there.

The lakes are east, a nice place to see.

Tigerland is south. Do not get lost in "Tigerland" at night. Look, the bars are okay, but you are risking getting into a bad situation you really don't want to be in. If you need to eat out, go to the chimes, or Walkons. Hell, if you want to go get some drinks at a cool bar, go to the Varsity, the Chimes, or Walkons after the game. Any of those are a great choice.

Good Luck.


SlimChris1
Member since Apr 2018
49 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
Can i like this twice. (Streets named after presidents) add to that streets named after states.


TDlurker
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Member since Oct 2007
395 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
Like any stadium, sideline lower bowl is best. West is home team and the oldest part of the stadium. East will have sun to deal with, but may be more energetic than the west sidelines. Portions of the east are visitor seats. Northwest endzone is student section and band, and the biggest party in the stadium... but for students. Southeast endzone is visitor band and fans. Club seats (west) are awesome, but probably not the atmosphere you're after. North endzone > South endzone (for atmosphere, not necessarily view). I've never been in the new south end upper deck, and have never been so lucky to sit in the (east) suites with the rich people.

eta: to clarify, the section descriptions above apply to the lower bowl. I didn't go into detail on the upper decks - not much to say, just more (cheaper) seats.
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WildTchoupitoulas
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re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
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GeauxBlue89

Wear your maize shirts, it's LSU's "Gold Out" game.


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MichiganTiger
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re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
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I would be interested in your opinion of the crowd noise level compared to The Big House. Your stadium is one big bowl whereas LSU is a stacked level stadium of similar capacity.


I have been to both stadiums during major inter-conference games and there is no comparison regarding crowd noise or interaction. I literally had to whip the fans in my area up to get them to get more involved when Michigan came back on Wisconsin in 2008. Michigan was down 19-0 at the half but started making things happen in the third quarter. I started waving the fans to get out of their seats and to start yelling and to use their voices to spur momentum. It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. The game day atmosphere in Ann Arbor is nice but I can see why this is a bucket list visit for the guy that started the thread. He will be blown away.


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fjlee90
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2016
2516 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
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UBER to the game


Only do this if you plan to stay after the game for a few hours. Contraflow will not let Ubers get in after half time so you will have to wait. The Lauberge recommendation is the way to go.

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skyline club-great view & free food.


My season tickets are here. I agree. If you are bringing a lady she will appreciate having a real bathroom as well.

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wear neutral colors


Sport Michigan gear. You're going to get "heckled", but more likely than not you'll make friends and get a beer and a plate of food out of it.

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Do not wonder north of campus


State street. Stay south of that and you have nothing to worry about.


TigerNlc
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Chocolate City
Member since Jun 2006
26451 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
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There's only one AirBnB I found near Collegetown, and Laura must be out of her goddamn mind with this price.

At that price Laura better be giving me a happy ending.


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MichiganTiger
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re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
GeauxBlue89. Have a great time. Enjoy the good food. Bring some earplugs. Make sure to sit in the lower bowl. Make sure not to sit in the Auburn section. Even though there are beer sales in the stadium now, sneak some whiskey in!


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tigers1956
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Oct 2008
2806 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
I agree it will be a day game ..I'm not happy about that either but tv rules...please bring down some cool weather when you come down...leave your sweaters and jackets at home..


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tigahlovah
LSU Fan
virginia beach, va
Member since Oct 2009
950 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
I ask this with respect. How big of a michigan fan can you be if you are going to an LSU game on the day your team is playing ANYBODY, much less notre dame. What do you do if both games kickoff at 230??????????
There is NO WAY IN HELL I would be at the michigan-nd game while LSU was playing, especially against auburn. Please help me understand.


TigerNlc
Tulane Fan
Chocolate City
Member since Jun 2006
26451 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
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I ask this with respect. How big of a michigan fan can you be if you are going to an LSU game on the day your team is playing ANYBODY, much less notre dame. What do you do if both games kickoff at 230?????????? There is NO WAY IN HELL I would be at the michigan-nd game while LSU was playing, especially against auburn. Please help me understand.

Do you even literacy bro? He said he is going to be in New Orleans for work.


TNTigerman
LSU Fan
Dullsville, TN
Member since Sep 2012
5955 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
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Also probably going to book an Airbnb and wondering if folks have suggestions on ideal location for that.


Sorry, but I've never understood the Airbnb thing. Why would you want to stay at a total stranger's house? You can find a decent hotel in BR if you look hard enough. If not, find a nice one in NO. If you can pay $500 a piece for tickets, you can spend $300-$400/night for a decent hotel room.


longtigerdong21
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2017
7 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
why would you go to an LSU game and leave at halftime? Some fan you are smh


jvilardo
LSU Fan
5024 e. Brooks Town BR, La.
Member since Jan 2012
1364 posts

re: First time Tiger Stadium visitor questions
New Orleans Breakfast is Mothers. A line to wait in, but worth it.


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