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UPDATE, 4:30 p.m.:

BATON ROUGE - The following is ticket and parking information for Saturday's game between LSU and South Carolina in Tiger Stadium. Kickoff for the LSU-South Carolina contest is for 2:30 p.m. CT.

Network television plans have yet to be determined.

Tickets previously issued for the game scheduled to be played in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., will NOT be valid at Tiger Stadium.

View University of South Carolina Press Release

Tickets to the game will be sold by LSU for the remainder of the week to the following members of the LSU fan base and then the general public.

All proceeds generated from ticket sales, minus the expenses that LSU incurs for hosting the game, will be given to South Carolina.

The American Red Cross will also be collecting donations at the gates of Tiger Stadium on Saturday for those victims of the flooding in South Carolina.

Please be patient when placing ticket orders, as website traffic may cause intermittent delays.

  • Tiger Den Suite and Stadium Club LSU Season Ticket Holders
    LSU season ticket holders in premium areas can purchase their normal season ticket seat locations by logging in to their online season ticket account at www.LSUtix.net and completing the 2015 LSU vs. South Carolina Premium Seating Application under the Season Renewals option.
  • LSU Season Ticket Holders
    Season ticket holders in those seating areas outside of the suites and clubs will be given an opportunity to purchase tickets based on their LSU Priority Point Ranking. Season ticket holders in this category are not guaranteed to receive their regular-season ticket seat location and are free to choose from available seats. The first wave will begin Wednesday afternoon and subsequent waves will begin every hour throughout the afternoon. Season ticket holders in this category may purchase tickets once their time slot begins by logging in to their online season ticket account at www.LSUtix.net, clicking on "Buy Tickets", then "Football", then "South Carolina." Season ticket holders in this category will be sent an email shortly listing when their wave begins. The deadline to order tickets in this manner is Thursday at 5 p.m. CT.
  • LSU Students
    Beginning Wednesday at 2 p.m. CT, full-time LSU students of the Baton Rouge campus will each be able to purchase one (1) ticket for the LSU student section by logging in to the online student ticket account at www.LSUsports.net/studenttickets. The student section will be confined to the North Endzone of Tiger Stadium and will be exclusively general admission seating (no reserved-group seating). Eligible students will be sent an email when they can begin to purchase a ticket. The deadline for LSU students to purchase tickets is Thursday at 5 p.m. CT.
  • General Public
    Tickets remaining in non-premium areas will go on sale to the general public on Thursday at 6 p.m. CT at www.LSUtix.net.

All tickets will be emailed to purchasers as "Print at Home" tickets attached to the email in a PDF document. These tickets will need to be printed by the purchaser prior to the game and brought to the game to be scanned at the gates.

South Carolina Ticket Prices
Tiger Den Suite and Stadium Club -- $100
Lower Bowl Sideline and Upper Deck Chairback -- $75
Lower Bowl Endzone -- $60
Upper Deck Bench -- $40
LSU Student Section -- $5

Parking

Normal LSU Football GameDay parking policies and procedures will be in place for the South Carolina game.

Season parking permit holders can use their Western Kentucky parking pass (grey pass, No. 5 in the parking booklet) to gain admission to their normal parking lot for the South Carolina game.

Season permit holders are urged to retain their Western Kentucky pass following the South Carolina game, as it will be needed to park for that game on Oct. 24.

Fans without a season parking permit can purchase game-by-game cash parking for $40 on the day of the game, or utilize any of the free parking areas outlined at www.LSUsports.net/parking.

In other news, the OBC has still got it and will have his team wear white. So purple jerseys for the Tigers.

UPDATE from LSU (11:42  a.m.):

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In light of the tragedy that has beset our community and the ongoing recovery effort, and in consultation with state and local officials, law enforcement, the SEC and LSU, the University of South Carolina will not host the USC versus LSU football game in Columbia this weekend.

The game will take place in Baton Rouge at Tiger Stadium. Details for the game, including kickoff time, are being finalized with officials from South Carolina and the SEC.

"Yesterday, we made the extremely difficult decision to cancel classes for the week due to the stress 34,000 students would place on the region’s recovering infrastructure, there is no doubt 85,000 fans would exact the same toll," said USC President Harris Pastides. "In the spirit of supporting our South Carolina community that is so supportive of Gamecock Nation, we have decided to move the game to Baton Rouge. The stress on law enforcement and first responders is too great. Moreover, we’ve had many in the Carolina family directly impacted by the flooding."

"On behalf of the University of South Carolina Athletics Department, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered the loss of life and property during this tragic flood," said Athletics Director Ray Tanner. "After much thought and consideration, and in conjunction with local and state authorities and with our own University administration, we have made the decision to move Saturday’s football game to Baton Rouge. Changing venues on such short notice is no easy task, and I would like to thank LSU President F. King Alexander and Athletics Director Joe Alleva for their cooperation and flexibility in working with us to change the site for Saturday’s football game," added Tanner.

South Carolina is expected to leave for Baton Rouge on Friday.

"On behalf of the South Carolina football team we want to do the right thing and do what is best for all concerned," said Gamecock football coach Steve Spurrier. "It appears the best thing is to travel to LSU. We look forward to the challenge and competing against the Tigers in Baton Rouge on Saturday."

Information on refunds/credits for tickets purchased for the contest at Williams-Brice Stadium will be forthcoming along with information about purchasing tickets for the contest to be played in Tiger Stadium.

More as news develops, but this will, essentially, be a home game for the Gamecocks. They will keep all the revenue after expenses, etc...They're still working out specifics on things like locker rooms, recruits (whether LSU can host them or not), Sandstorm, bands, etc...

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Due to the tremendous flooding in the Columbia area due to the effects of Hurricane Joaquin, officials in South Carolina today announced that they are no longer certain this weekend's game can be played at Williams-Brice Stadium.  While the stadium and the area surrounding it are fine, areas of Columbia are still without running water, some roads are still closed, and the local police force is busy with disaster relief.

"We are not 100 percent sure at this time that we will have a game at Williams-Brice...There have been lots of discussions in the last few hours. There are conversations about possibly moving the game to another city. More than one is being talked about it...Our intentions are to stay on schedule and play here in Columbia, but it’s not a definite,"

SCar AD Ray Tanner

The possibility of LSU hosting the game has also been discussed, but I believe that to be more of an "all options on the table" discussion at the moment, though many regional neutral site options wont work for various reasons.

  • Clemson has a home game.
  • BoA Stadium in Charlotte is free this weekend, but a NASCAR race Saturday night makes finding hotels an issue.
  • The Georgia Dome has a Georgia St home game and a Falcons game planned this weekend.
  • Georgia Tech and UGA are both away.
  • Auburn and Vandy are also both away this week.
Playing the game at LSU is likely the last option to be considered for competitive advantage reasons. It is also unfathomable that the SEC would allow the game to be canceled outright, shortening LSU's regular season to just 10 games.