No. 2 Georgia (6-0) at No. 13 LSU (5-1) this Saturday will have major ramifications on the SEC and the College Football Playoff race.
Death Valley will be jam packed for the critical clash according to LSU’s athletic department, which said in a press release on Monday that they’re “expecting one of the largest game day crowds ever on campus.”
A record number of fans are expected on campus Saturday. Learn more about security enhancements like metal detectors on the east side, Geaux Clear and more: https://t.co/a5deIiq1tO
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The official LSU ticket office declared the 2:30 p.m. game (CBS) a sellout and Georgia sold all of its allotted 6,000 tickets according to The Advocate.
This marks the first time Georgia visits LSU since knocking off the hosts 52-38 in 2008.
This is the second announced sellout of the season —the other being the Tigers’ home game vs. Louisiana Tech, which had an announced crowd of 102,32–according to The Advocate.
The release also tells fans to “arrive early and to carpool when possible to reduce the number of vehicles on the LSU campus.”
Parking lots will open at 7 a.m. Saturday, with free lots found on the south side of campus at Old Front Nine, Lot 413, Hayfield Lot, Golf Course, Gourrier South and Levee South.
Senior running back Nick Brossette admits that the legendary LSU atmosphere was “one of the reasons I came here.”
“I want to see Death Valley to its fullest,” Brossette said.
It’s been 30 years… Time to Let The Valley Shake again this weekend against Georgia! #GeauxTigers
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The release added that the new Nicholson Gateway Fan Fest will open on Saturday at 10 a.m.
“The grass area across from Tiger Stadium on Nicholson Drive will feature an HD video wall,” the release said, “inflatables, climbing wall and food and drinks for purchase.”
The fan fest area will remain open throughout the game until closing at 8 p.m.
LSU leads the all-time series 16-13-1.
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