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WatsonNSW
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Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
Heading into town for the LSU/FL game October 16. The 4 of us are all fans of a big ten team but will be in New Orleans and a (hopefully night) game at Tiger Stadium is a cfb bucket list item for all of us.

We're getting a car service to take us to and from Baton Rouge for the game. Realistically, assuming it's a late kick off, how much time are we going to want to give ourselves in Baton Rouge? We don't know if we should be leaving at 9 AM or 3 PM, essentially.

Thanks


Gings5
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re: Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
Depends how sloshed you want to be for game time


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Slippy
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re: Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
3 pm? Are you serious Clark? Do you want to be there for kickoff?


WatsonNSW
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re: Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
Traffic that bad? The car service suggested 8 hours which would include the game but they said to expect overage on the back end getting out of town.

how long should we plan on the drive taking?


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Trump4LSU
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Leave at 8 am. Gives you plenty of time to walk around LSU and take everything in. I would think it is better to have too much time to walk around then not enough


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TheNolaClap
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Plenty of people will be out having a good time at 8-9 AM at the latest. Enjoy it fully. And yea, add plenty of time to the back end and have your driver look at the contraflow routes for best exit.


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TigerFanFromBama
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re: Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
Will likely be a 2:30 CBS kickoff. The SEC schedule is weak that weekend.


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EyeOfTheTiger14
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Earlier the better. I live in Denver and am planning on flying in for that game. Haven’t been to a home game in over three years. Y’all should stop at Lake Side daiquiris and get a makers mark and coke daiquiri. That was a tradition of mine for every home game for years! Also bring some cash, walk up to a tailgate and offer to tip for a bowl of jambalaya or whatever you can find. Most tailgates are very friendly and will welcome you with open arms.
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ibleedprplngld
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More like 7AM if you want to get there for the full experience. Coming from New Orleans you’re easily 2 hours out with traffic. Probably more if you wait till 9AM to leave.
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I miss fishing that lake in my pirogue


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re: Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
quote:

We're getting a car service to take us to and from Baton Rouge for the game. Realistically, assuming it's a late kick off, how much time are we going to want to give ourselves in Baton Rouge? We don't know if we should be leaving at 9 AM or 3 PM, essentially.

Get to Baton Rouge as early as possible to take in as much of the atmosphere as possible. Visit some local watering holes near campus, wear something that signifies you're a neutral fan of your Big Ten team and approach an interesting tailgate and tell them your story. Lots of LSU fans will happily feed you and offer you a beer, but offering to tip is a friendly gesture. Also, bring some beer/beverage of choice with you as you walk around campus, don't just show up empty-handed to a tailgate.

Lastly, expect pretty awful traffic leaving the stadium. It'll likely take you much longer to leave the game than to arrive in BR that morning.


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Lsupimp
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re: Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
My OSU cousin is coming in for that game- his first SEC game.


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Lsupimp
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Leave at 8 am . Regardless arrive before noon. Get to campus. Wear the colors of YOUR team and you will be invited to dozens of tailgates . Just smile and look hungry. There is an area called “ The Indian Mounds “ and that is a good tailgating starting point but the entire campus is essentially a tailgate in progress. Louisiana people live to entertain so fly your colors proudly .


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MetryTyger
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re: Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
If it's a 2:30 kickoff (which unfortunately will probably be the case), I'd leave NOLA at 5:45 or 6:00 AM. This will get you will get to campus at around 7:30 AM.

After you disembark, head to the nearest restrooms, depending on where you are, which are in: LSU Union near Parade Grounds, LSU Gift Shop next to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and Mike's Habitat, the LSU Athletic Admin. Bldg across from Mike's Habitat and Bernie Moore Track Stadium, or at corner of Nicholson Drive, behind the Admin.Bldg. (unless you just want to use Port-A-Potties).

Here's what to see and look for and visit:
Mike's Habitat, the LSU Campanile Memorial Tower, the Quadrangle, the Parade Grounds and tailgating, the Greek Theatre off of Dalrymple, the LSU Union (which has restaurants, TV viewing lounging area, stores, etc.) LSU Barnes&Noble, The French House, Dalrymple Drive tailgating, the Indian Mounds, the LSU Band warming up near the back of the PMAC and Band Room, the Pete Maravich Assembly Center:
(If you happen to run into a TAF (Tiger Athletic Fund) member, he or she can invite/escort you inside the PMAC for the pre-game tailgate where there are meals served, games shown on the scoreboard, and the Golden Band from Tigerland performs on the floor.)

The LSU team and coaches and then the LSU Band march down Victory Hill at approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours before kickoff. That is a sight to see and hear...

There will also be bands and music and concessions and a BR radio sports talk show set-up directly in front of the PMAC (which is right next to Mike's Habitat and directly across from the North end of Tiger Stadium.)

Besides Tailgating (of which you will no doubt be invited just by walking around with your team shirts on), there are food choices in: The LSU Union, The French House, the PMAC, Louie's Cafe off campus, The Chimes off campus, etc.

If the game is at 7:00 PM, repeat all the above, except leave at 7:30 or 8:00 AM :) Trust me, the earlier the better..

Of course all of this depends on the prevailing COVID restrictions at that time :(
This post was edited on 7/28 at 12:03 pm


GetmorewithLes
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re: Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
quote:

Heading into town for the LSU/FL game October 16. The 4 of us are all fans of a big ten team but will be in New Orleans and a (hopefully night) game at Tiger Stadium is a cfb bucket list item for all of us.


The biggest issue for this is whether there will be covid restrictions. Last year I went to one game and no tailgating... I wont do that again. Hoping for full stadium and tailgating


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Fight4LSU
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re: Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
Go early, move around and enjoy the day and atmosphere. Don’t wait until 3pm.

Unpopular opinion, day games are just as much fun as night games.


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Breauxsif
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Stay away from streets named after Indian tribes and dead Presidents. The stretch from downtown to LSU on Highland Rd is extremely rough.


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emorvant
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re: Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
What Big 10 school? Just curious....
You are welcomed to join our tailgate near the Union and I can get you in the TAF Tailgate in the PMAC if interested...


Draconian Sanctions
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re: Visiting Tailgate - LSU/FL
I live in New Orleans and I leave around 6am for a 2:30 game and 8am for a night game.
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