The sight of LSU’s band in the upper deck of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday did not sit well with some fans. Many of those fans will likely enjoy hearing that LSU plans to do the same.

Those who have attended a game in Tiger Stadium by purchasing tickets through a visiting team know that it can be quite a hike to get to your seat in the upper deck. Texas fans and the UT band will get to find out for themselves on Sept. 12, 2020.

George Morris of The Advocate asked LSU executive director for external relations Verge Ausberry about how visiting seating will be handled for the 2020 game between the Longhorns and Tigers in Baton Rouge.

“We’re going to do the same thing to them, too,” Ausberry told Morris.


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Morris’ article explains that it was up to both hosting schools how to distribute the 3,000 visiting tickets. The SEC requires schools to give visitors 1,500 seats (of the allotted 5,000) in the lower deck. The Big 12 does not have the same policy and the LSU-Texas contract did not specify any location requirements for the 3,000 visiting tickets.

With the talk over band seating, locker room conditions and horns down, this two-year home-and-home series is really taking on the feel of a rivalry.