The LSU Tigers will not allow their opponents to bring their marching bands to Tiger Stadium going into the future. The news was confirmed on Monday by a spokesperson for the school.
It was reported by The Advocate that LSU implemented this policy last year, but will be enforcing it more thoroughly going into the 2016 season. Spokesperson Michael Bonnette said that the ban was about safety reasons as sideline become overcrowded due to both bands preparing to perform at halftime.
“It’s a safety issue,” Bonnette said.
“We don’t have room down there for both bands. In order for bands to perform at half, they’ve got to come down to the field before the first half ends. That’s a lot of people on the sideline.”
This will probably upset a lot of fans that will come to Tiger Stadium this year, but it might end up being for the best. As a result of this new rule, Jacksonville State, LSU’s first home opponent, will not be permitted to bring their band on Sept. 10.
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