For the first time since 2014, LSU is making changes to the price of football tickets.
The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved changes to the pricing of football and baseball tickets (first increase since 2015). For both sports, the change in prices will reflect demand. Ticket prices in higher-demand sections will increase (by 4-12 percent in 2019 and as much as 11 percent again in 2020) while 24,000 tickets will remain the same or decrease by as much as 16 percent, according to Brody Miller of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. LSU’s hope is that reducing the cost of the tickets not in demand will lead to an increase in sales. Student section prices will not change.
Athletic director Joe Alleva told the Board that LSU not having neutral-site games coming on the agenda will cost the athletic department $4-5 million. One of the reasons for the second price increase in 2020 is because Texas is coming to Tiger Stadium.
“We have a real outcry from our fans and our season ticket holders to play marquee games in Tiger Stadium,” Alleva said. “We’ve done that by scheduling Texas to come in, we’ve got Clemson coming in down the road and UCLA down the road. We’re trying to get a balance between the neutral-site games and playing a marquee opponent, a non-conference marquee opponent, in Tiger Stadium.”
More details on the pricing in specific sections can be found in Miller’s article.