LSU?football Fan Day event set for Sunday at BR?River Center

Staff reports

BATON ROUGE – LSU's annual football fan day is set for Sunday, Aug. 10 in the Exhibition Hall at the River Center in downtown Baton Rouge. Doors to the River Center will open at 1:30 p.m.

This year’s fan day had to be moved to the River Center due to the re-surfacing of the turf in Tiger Stadium.

Fans will be able to meet Mike the Tiger, the LSU cheerleaders, and the LSU volleyball and soccer teams from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The LSU football team, along with head coach Les Miles and his coaching staff, will be available for autographs and photos from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Fans are asked to limit the number of autograph items to one per player. In addition, players will be grouped by their position this year for autographs rather than each player having his own line.

Parking for this year’s event will be available throughout downtown. The River Center Parking Garages, located at the intersection of St. Louis and Government Streets, will open at 11 a.m. and will charge $5 to park.

The State Parking Garage, located at the intersection of Third Street and Convention, opens at 8 a.m. and charges $3 for parking. Parking on the streets in downtown Baton Rouge is free on Sunday.

Fan can enter the River Center through the Plaza Entrance, which is located off of St. Louis Street on the east side of the facility. The handicap accessible drop-off area and entrance are located off of River Road on the west side of the River Center.

The following items will not be permitted inside the River Center: strollers, outside food and beverages, coolers and ice chests. The River Center will have satellite concession stands located outside of the facility on Sunday as well operating concession stands inside the Exhibition Hall once the doors open.

Once in the Exhibition Hall, the first 4,000 Tiger fans will be given Fan Day Gift Bags, which include an LSU football poster, a schedule card, a placard schedule poster and a schedule magnet. LSU posters and schedule cards will be made available to all fans coming to fan day.

The Tiger Gift Center will be on hand on Sunday inside the River Center giving fans the opportunity to purchase all of their game day needs including: t-shirts, hats, 2008 Nike sideline gear as well as authentic game-used helmets. Cash and credit cards will be accepted by the Tiger Gift Center on Sunday.