About 10,000 of the Box’s 10,326 seats are occupied for the best-of-three series between the Tigers (51-10) and the Cajuns (42-21). The super regional begins at 7 p.m. Saturday. Game 2 is set for 5 or 6 p.m. Sunday,and a third if-necessary game will be played Sunday at a time yet to be determined.
The winner advances to the College World Series.
The school begins selling general admissions tickets at 8 a.m. Friday. Brian Broussard, LSU’s assistant athletic director overseeing ticket operations, expects to only have a limited amount of standing room-only tickets available to sell at that point.
“We’re pretty much at capacity,” Broussard said.
The school can pre-sell about 700 standing room-only tickets, he said. Fans are encouraged to use lsutix.net to buy those tickets. How fast will those 700 go?
“I’m thinking of 5 minutes or less,” Broussard said.
LSU’s 9,200 season ticket holders get first option of NCAA postseason tickets. About 95 percent of them bought tickets for the super regional. That’s about 8,800 tickets. Louisiana-Lafayette has purchased all of their NCAA-mandated allotment of 600 tickets to the event. The school sets aside 300 for LSU students, too.
There is a possibility that more standing room-only tickets can be sold on the day of games at the park, but that’s not likely. It is determined on the stadium’s attendance situation at first pitch.
“We expect everybody (who’s bought a ticket) to attend,” Broussard said.
About 500 standing room-only spots are available atop the grandstands in the mezzanine area. About 100 standing room-only spots are located on the walkways in between the top and lower sections of seating down the right and left field lines.
UL-Lafayette’s visiting ticket section will be located in the grandstands, Broussard said. Some LSU season ticket holders are having their seats relocated in the stadium to make room for the Cajuns fans. This is a possibility for season ticket holders every fourth year, Broussard said.
Many times, though, visiting fans don’t buy all of their allotment. For instance, Oklahoma two years ago purchased half of the 600 allotted tickets.