BATON ROUGE, La. - In coordination with state public health officials, the Southeastern Conference and university officials, LSU Athletics Friday announced plans welcoming ticketed fans to the Maravich Center for the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball season.
In order to accommodate fans and to comply with public health guidelines, LSU is implementing numerous changes to its gameday policies and the Maravich Center will open the season with 25 percent capacity.
The health and safety of fans is the top priority in LSU Athletics’ planning and preparation for the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball season inside the Maravich Center. Among numerous safety measures, fans will be required to wear face masks on campus and in the arena, and physical distancing will be mandatory.
A comprehensive and regularly updated list of all COVID-19 related changes and fan notifications can be found below. Fans can also receive updates with the new LSU Sports Mobile App.
The men’s basketball home opener is Monday night at 7 p.m. against Southeastern and the women will play their home opener on Friday, Dec. 4, against UCF at 6 p.m.
LSU Athletics officials reminds fans plans for the 2020-21 season are subject to change before and during the season along with changes to public-health guidelines related to the spread of COVID-19.
Season ticket holders that opted in for the 2020-21 year have been given the opportunity to select their tickets for men’s basketball over the past week. The LSU Athletics Ticket Office will be in contact with ticket holders on next steps in the distribution process. A limited number of non-conference single-game tickets may be available for purchase at lsutix.net on a game-by-game basis.
Student tickets will be made available for all home games. LSU Athletics will be in contact with students via email with details.
Reserved and free parking lots will open three hours before tipoff. All reserved parking lots will require a permit. The LSU Athletic Ticket Office will contact ticket holders with information on obtaining a paid parking permit. Ticket holders in free lots will not need a permit.
Based on updated directives from the Governor’s office and state public health officials, alcohol sales WILL NOT be available for purchase in general or premium areas of the Maravich Center. This is subject to change and LSU will continue to coordinate with state officials.
Fans will not have access to the arena floor which will be limited to the teams, coaching staff, institutional personnel and officials who are in the Southeastern Conference testing protocols. Fans will be asked to stay at least 12 feet from any of the floor seats adjacent to the court.
Arena entrances will open one hour prior to tip this season and all fans will need to enter through the upper ramps of the Maravich Center and sit in your assigned seats. Masks must be worn at all times except for when actually eating and drinking.
Fans with medical issues of concern as listed by the CDC are encouraged to enjoy games on television from home this season. LSU Athletics is asking all Tiger fans to adhere to health and safety guidelines as directed by public health officials. Geaux Safe and other in-venue policies remain in place for 2020-21 and LSU officials are asking fans to reduce what they bring to games to help minimize contact points for bag checks.
Fans with questions regarding any LSU Athletics policy should contact LSU Guest Services at (225) 578-4085 or the LSU Athletic Ticket Office at (225) 578-0100 during normal business hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. CT). This service will also be available before, during and after LSU Athletics events. Follow live updates @LSUgameops on Twitter and with the new LSU Sports Mobile App on Apple and Android devices.