LSU lending charter plane to Gamecocks for Saturday’s game
The acts of kindness keep coming from LSU leading up to Saturday’s game against South Carolina.
South Carolina was forced to move Saturday’s game against LSU from Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C,. to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., after devastating flooding struck the area last week. All revenue minus expenses will go to South Carolina because it is technically a Gamecocks home game, but LSU has made plenty of other warm gestures to make South Carolina feel at home on Saturday.
During his radio show Thursday, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said that the team will travel to and from Baton Rouge on LSU’s United Airlines charter plane.
LSU is also trying to make South Carolina players and fans feel welcome on Game Day. The LSU marching band will play South Carolina’s fight song and alma mater during pregame warm-ups on Saturday. Students from both universities will take part in a ceremony prior to Saturday’s contest, where LSU students will hand the keys to Tiger Stadium over to student representatives from South Carolina. LSU will also be offering a tailgate that includes free food and beverages for Tigers fans and any Gamecocks fans who made the trip.
No matter the result, LSU and South Carolina are making the best out of an unfortunate situation.
Steve Spurrier says on his weekly radio show that LSU's charter plane will come get the #Gamecocks, and bring them home afterward.
— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) October 8, 2015