Vax proof or negative test needed to attend LSU games
Fans planning to attend LSU football games at Tiger Stadium are required to test negative for COVID-19 or show proof of vaccination status.
The policy will be in effect starting with the home opener in Baton Rouge on Sept. 11.
“With the significant threat presented by COVID-19 across the state of Louisiana due to the highly transmissible Delta variant, LSU will require all Tiger Stadium guests 12 years of age and older to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entry. The decision comes after consultation with – and support from – Governor John Bel Edwards, LSU President William F. Tate IV, LSU’s Board of Supervisors, Tiger Athletic Foundation, and Director of Athletics Scott Woodward,” LSU announced Tuesday in a release.
There is no formal policy in place for Southeastern Conference football programs, but reports indicate commissioner Greg Sankey could recommend the policy throughout the league.
Masks are required for children ages 6 to 11 and “recommended” for all children.
“We have the best fans in college football, and we are doing everything we can to ensure their experience in Tiger Stadium this fall is safe and enjoyable,” athletic director Scott Woodward said. “When our fans arrive on Saturdays to cheer on the Tigers, they will have confidence that we have taken measures to mitigate their health risks. Our football team has reached 99.1% vaccination, and we are incredibly proud of them for doing their part to protect their team and their community. We are confident our fans will do the same, and I encourage all Tiger fans to receive vaccinations today.”
–Field Level Media