parking for 2011

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  1. tigerleg24

    tigerleg24 Veteran Member

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  2. QBLuke

    QBLuke Hickey Da God

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    No more free parking? You gotta be sh*tting me.
     
  3. Berge

    Berge Founding Member

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    I guess LSU couldn't stand the thought that all kinds of people came on campus to tailgate and they couldn't siphon money from them because they didn't go to the game.
     
  4. PSU2LSU

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    Part of the problem with LSU fans is they absolutely trash the area. If you were to walk around the tailgating lots during and after the Alabama game you would see why they have to start charging people to park. I've been tailgating at other venues and none of them are super neat, but none are as bad as what I see around the railroad tracks at LSU stadium.
     
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    Agree, the LSU campus after a game looks a 3rd world country IRT to garbage. I am surprised it took this long to start charging for parking in those lots.:geauxtige
     
  6. Rex_B

    Rex_B Geaux Time

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    This is terrible.
     
  7. LSUTiga

    LSUTiga TF Pubic Relations

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    It essentially amounts to an indirect ticket increase, cept you don't necessarily have to have a ticket.

    I think $10.00 would be a more reasonable fee and still generate a lot of money. 92,000 fans, figuring generously that 30,000 park where they'd have to pay (maybe someone has an accurate number, I'm taking a complete shot in the dark) 30,000 vehicles @ 10 bucks would still be $300,000.00.

    At $20.00 it's 600,000.00.
     
  8. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Other top schools do the same things. I've been expecting this to happen in the central campus lots and street parking near the stadium for a long time. I'm surprised that they are charging $20 for the grass mudhole lots on river road, That's a long muddy walk to the stadium. At least that lot should be free.

    I think LSU is also trying to cut down on the huge crowd of game day tailgaters who have no tickets and do not attend the game. LSU can't afford to stage a free festival for them.

    The budget cuts are crippling LSU. There will be a lot more stuff that people are used to getting for free from LSU that will now have to be paid for with income. And other things will simply disappear.
     
  9. Rex_B

    Rex_B Geaux Time

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    Yet they can afford 50,000 pom poms

    Tax and spend baby.
     
  10. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Wise up. LSU Athletics doesn't get a dime of tax money. It is self-supporting.

    And the Pom Poms are are corporate donation thing, like the towels and the flags they've handed out previously. They will have advertising printed on them.
     

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