Some Florida fans traveling to LSU can now expect the worst away experience imaginable
A handful Florida fans traveling to Baton Rouge for the LSU game are going to be in for an awful experience.
Part of the visiting section will be seated in the north end zone of Tiger Stadium, The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger tweeted Monday. Instead of being in the usual pocket in the southeast corner of the stadium, some Gators fans will be next to the student section.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 14, 2016
Right next to the student section.
Should be fun. https://t.co/VUO51ZkXkX
— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) November 14, 2016
The university explained the move by citing logistical difficulties of hosting Florida instead of South Alabama, as was previously scheduled.
But it’s still an odd placement of visiting fans, especially given the messy relationship between the two schools over the past six weeks. The Gators were originally scheduled to host the Tigers on Oct. 8 but indefinitely suspended the game because of Hurricane Matthew.
That set off a war of words between athletic directors and fans that didn’t end even when both teams decided to cancel their Nov. 19 non-conference games and meet in Baton Rouge on that same date.
With the latest development surrounding this controversial game, those Gators fans will have to cheer even louder if they want to be heard when No. 21 Florida (7-2, 5-2) and No. 16 LSU (6-3, 4-2) square off at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Brian Broussard, who handles ticket sales and operations at LSU, tweeted that just 110 visiting seats will be located next to the student section.
— Brian Broussard (@broussardbrian) November 14, 2016