Traffic routes, parking and shuttle info, and more for LSU Football home games

Traffic routes, parking and shuttle info, and more for LSU Football home games

POSTED: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 4:26pm

UPDATED: Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 8:25pm

City Police and LSU Police have listed the best traffic routes for motorists driving to Tiger Stadium for LSU football games. To report traffic problems, call LSU Police at (225) 578-3231.

For complete football tailgating, parking, and traffic information please click here.


From the North

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 and at Kirby Smith Residence Hall lots.

· Southbound traffic on Nicholson Drive will be forced to turn at McKinley Street except for vehicles that have parking passes.

· Southbound traffic on Highland Road will be directed to McKinley westbound to River Road.

From the East or South

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 on Gourrier Lane south of the stadium, off River Road near the Mississippi River and or additional lots east of the stadium in the vicinity of the John M. Parker Coliseum.

· Traffic traveling north on Highland from Dalrymple will not be allowed to turn onto Roosevelt once the band lot is full; traffic will be directed to McKinley westbound at that time where it can proceed to River Road.

From South on Nicholson/Burbank

Fans coming from the south on Nicholson Drive or Burbank will be routed to Gourrier Lane, then River Road.

One-Way Traffic to Stadium (90 minutes prior to kickoff)

Approximately ninety minutes prior to kickoff, police will direct one-way traffic only toward Tiger Stadium on the following routes:

· Highland Road from Lee Drive

· West Lakeshore Drive from Stanford

· Nicholson Drive Extension from Parker Boulevard

· Dalrymple Drive from the I-10 overpass

Required Postgame Exit Routes to Interstate 10

LSU Athletics with cooperation of the Baton Rouge City Police, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, The State Police, and LSU Police require certain exit routes from your color coded parking area to help the traffic flow following LSU Football Games.

Please be patient and thanks for your support of LSU Athletics.

Nicholson - Northbound
To I-10 West - Take right on Government to I-10 East

River Road - Northbound
Take Right on Florida St to I-10 East/West

Nicholson - Southbound
Take left at Gardere
Take right on Burbank
Take left on Bluebonnet to I-10 East/West
Take left on Jefferson to I-12 West or
Take left at Airline to I-12 East/West

Burbank - Southbound
Take left on Bluebonnet to I-10 East/West
Take left on Jefferson to I-12 West or
Take left at Airline to I-12 East/West

Nicholson Extension to Highland - Southbound
Take left at Lee to College to I-10 East/West
South Stadium - Eastbound
Left on Stanford to Acadian to I-10 East/West

Highland - Northbound
Take right at Washington to I-10 West
Take right at Louise to I-10 East

Dalrymple - Eastbound
To I-10 West
To I-10 East
Take I-10 West to Government Street exit and U Turn on 10th Street

Individual-Game Parking Passes

Fans can check for the availability of individual game parking passes at beginning the month before the season begins. If any are available, passes range from $40-$75 per game.

Free Public Parking

Fans arriving close to game time are encouraged to park in the following lots.
Levee Lots - River Road
Hayfield Lot - Gourrier Lane
Kirby Smith and Band Practice Field - Aster Street
The Oaks - Burbank at Nicholson Drive
Additional free public parking is available across the east side of campus; however, these areas reach capacity quickly due to tailgating. Traffic will be routed to the public parking lots listed above when these areas reach capacity.

RV/Motorhome Parking

RV parking permits for the 2010 season are sold out. No RV's are allowed on campus without a valid RV parking permit.

Handicap Parking

Free Handicap Parking
Free individual game handicap parking is conveniently located in Lot M between the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and the Dub Robinson Tennis Courts, north of Tiger Stadium. There are a limited number of spaces available.

This area is available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 7 a.m. CT on game days. The lot is accessible by presenting a valid state-issued handicap parking permit and/or valid handicap drivers' license to the traffic officers on site. The handicapped individual must be in the vehicle when entering the lot. LSU will operate its handicap shuttle service from Lot M to Tiger Stadium on game day. Drop-off and postgame pickup is on North Stadium Drive.

Shuttle Buses for Home Games
Bus shuttle service to LSU football games will be in operation this season utilizing First Transit buses.

LSU is contracted with First Transit to run its traditional football gameday shuttle bus routes from Westmoreland Shopping Center and from Farr Park. Also, LSU will operate its handicap shuttle service from Lot M near the LSU tennis courts to Tiger Stadium on game day. Round-trip tickets for the Westmoreland and Farr Park locations will be $20. Shuttle service from the handicap lot is complimentary.

Westmoreland and Farr Park shuttle passes must be purchased prior to the day of the game on Walk-ups will not be accepted.

Traditionally several local establishments also provide bus service to LSU football games. Fans in the Baton Rouge area may consult their local media for locations to catch shuttle buses to Tiger Stadium on game day.

Gameday Shuttle Buses (CATS)
The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will once again provide its Touchdown Express service for all six LSU Football home games in 2011. The Touchdown Express is an easy and convenient way for Tiger fans to avoid traffic and on game day and ride comfortably to Tiger Stadium. The service consists of routes that will provide continuous service beginning four (4) hours prior to kickoff and ending one (1) hour after the game ends. The service is $1.75 each way ($3.50 round trip).

Individuals can park and board the Touchdown Express at the following locations for all LSU home football games:

Lafayette and Convention (Hotel Indigo and Hilton Hotel)
Florida Boulevard/I110 Underpass (free parking) - there are approximately 300 parking spots
For additional information about the CATS service, call 225-389-8920 or visit

Tiger Trails Transit System

 The Tiger Trails football bus route will run 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. and then 2 hours after the game until 3 a.m. You can view the route map here.

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