It’s been quite a while since LSU has played a game in the Northeast and according to Jason Ramezan, the vice president of the LSU Alumni Association, plenty of Tigers fans will be bringing the party that way when their team plays Syracuse on Saturday.
LSU has already sold out its allotted 5,000 tickets for the game, Nate Mink of Syracuse.com reports. But Ramezan anticipates that about 7,500 fans and alumni around New York will make the trip to the Carrier Dome Saturday afternoon. According to Ramezan, they will arrive to Syracuse in style.
Three hundred LSU alumni and fans will take a flight from Baton Rouge to upstate New York, where they will spend three days touring the area. There will also be a tailgate the morning of Saturday’s game.
“I’ve gone places in the past where they’ve run out (of alcohol),” Ramezan told Mink.
Ramezan also hyped up the tailgating experience that LSU fans will partake in before the Syracuse game.
“Tailgating at LSU is a science and it’s a religion, and in the fall,” Ramezan told Mink. “It’s almost better than the game.”
Ramezan told Mink many fans will bring up RVs to the tailgate Saturday morning. Confined space could be an issue.
According to Jim Kleinpeter of NOLA.com, LSU’s game against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome will be the first time the Tigers have played in the Northeast since 1947. LSU defeated Boston College that year at Braves Field, the former home of the Boston Braves.
No matter the situation, it seems that LSU fans making the trip North will find a way to celebrate before, and possibly after Saturday’s game.
LSU fans are coming to Syracuse, and they're going to drink this town dry: http://t.co/8eTMuuz5mP
— Nate Mink (@MinkNate) September 21, 2015