GAMEDAY: Important traffic information

BATON ROUGE - City Police and LSU Police have listed the best traffic routes for motorists driving to Tiger Stadium for LSU football games.

Approaching Campus:

If approaching the stadium from the north, use either River Road, Nicholson Drive, Highland Road or Dalrymple Drive. From these routes, parking will be available north of the stadium, on Nicholson Drive near the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse, at Kirby Smith dormitory lots off Aster and Roosevelt Streets, and at the Pleasant Hall lots on Dalrymple Drive.

If approaching the stadium from east or south, use either College Drive, Acadian/Stanford exit, Highland Road or Burbank Drive and Nicholson Drive. Parking for those using these routes is available off of Skip Bertman Drive near the Mississippi River and at lots in the vicinity of the John M. Parker Coliseum.

Fans coming from the south on Nicholson Drive or Burbank will be routed to parking off of Gourrier Lane and Skip Bertman Drive. Ninety minutes prior to kickoff, police will direct one-way traffic only toward Tiger Stadium on West Lakeshore Drive from Stanford and Dalrymple Drive from East State Street, and will direct all non-permit traffic from Highland Rd to Burbank at West Parker.

Exiting Campus:

After the game, southbound traffic from the stadium will be directed onto Nicholson Drive, Burbank Drive or to River Road. Fans going south on Burbank Drive from the stadium after the game will be able to get to Highland Road or Nicholson Drive at Gardere Lane only. Traffic on Burbank will be one-way south from Lee Drive to Bluebonnet Drive. Fans going south on Nicholson Drive from the campus are advised by authorities that two-lane, one-way traffic will converge into one lane south of Burbank

After the game, northbound traffic west of Tiger Stadium will be directed onto Nicholson Drive or to River Road. Northbound traffic east of Tiger Stadium will be directed onto Highland Road or Dalrymple Drive which will be one-way until the interstate.

East bound traffic will be directed either on Nicholson Ext to Highland or South Stadium Rd to Stanford. Traffic will be one-way on South Stadium from South Campus to Stanford Ave.


Reserved motor home parking is located in two areas on the LSU campus: LOT C/A at the corner of South Stadium Drive and Nicholson Drive, and TOUCHDOWN VILLAGE on Nicholson Extension across from the CEBA Building and near Highland Road. Individual game parking permits will not be sold for these lots.

Parking for motor homes in Lot C/A and Touchdown Village will again be available anytime after 5 p.m. on Friday of a home football game. As these spaces are individually reserved, it is requested that the motor homes not arrive until after 5 p.m. If arriving prior to 5 p.m., these motor homes will be staged in the X163 lot (across from the Vet School)) in the order in which they arrive. After 5 p.m., motor homes with permits for Lot C/A or Touchdown Village will be allowed to move to their respective lots under the direction of the LSU Police and parking personnel.

Motor home operators desiring to park in areas other than those designated as reserved lots for motor home parking will be directed to park at Farr Park, located approximately two miles south of campus on River Road. Farr Park can be contacted at (225) 769-7805.

Tiger Transit buses run from Farr Park to Tiger Stadium beginning three hours prior to kickoff and continue until 35 minutes before game time. Tiger Transit tickets from that location are $6.

All motor homes require exhaust extensions that reach the top of the motor home. For the safety of everyone, motor homes without an extension should not operate a generator. This also applies to portable generators used by fifth-wheelers.


Motorists are encouraged to carpool and to arrive early in order to easily find parking and walk to the stadium.

Motorists should remember the policemen along the routes and at parking lots are there to direct motorists to the best routes for closest available parking.

Parking of vehicles on the neutral ground (islands) on Nicholson Drive will be prohibited due to the dangers presented for pedestrians and motorists.

For safety reasons and to provide a better environment for the fans to enjoy the traditional march of the LSU Band into Tiger Stadium, North Stadium Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic.

Charter buses will park at the Special Olympics Pool parking lot on Skip Bertman Drive. CTC "Tiger Transit" buses will park on North Stadium Drive.

Due to limited parking spaces, the use of limousines as transportation to the football games is discouraged. Limousines that do travel to LSU for the football games will be directed to park in the Special Olympics Pool lot on Skip Bertman Drive. A $75.00 parking fee will be required to park in this lot.

For the convenience of LSU fans, four comfort stations will be available between 8 a.m. and midnight on gameday. Locations are: West Stadium Lot (NW corner); Baseball Park (Nicholson Drive at Skip Bertman Drive); ROTC Lot (grass area); and CEBA (West Parking lot, North end).

Saving parking spaces for other motorists is not permitted.


Free individual handicap parking is conveniently located in Lot C across South Stadium Drive from Tiger Stadium and directly next to the LSU Campus Safety Building. There are a limited number of spaces available. This area is accessible by presenting a valid state issued handicap parking permit and/or valid handicap drivers' license to the traffic officers at the Lot CA entrance on Nicholson Ext.. The handicapped individual must be in the vehicle when entering the lot. There are also a limited number of reserved handicap parking permits available for sale for $300 for the entire season. To purchase a season handicap-parking permit, you must have a state issued handicap parking permit or letter from your doctor stating the reason you need to park near the stadium. Contact the LSU Athletics Ticket Office at (225) 578-2184 for more information

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