Which officials have early access to LSU season tickets, parking passes?

By: - October 6, 2022 9:03 am

Among the perks provided to selected Louisiana officials is early access purchase to LSU season tickets and parking passes. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Among the perks provided to select Louisiana officials – elected and appointed – is early access to buy season tickets ahead of the general public for LSU sports. For premium seats at Tiger Stadium, they are allowed to bypass a waitlist.

On top of that, the majority of these officials are given early access to acquire parking passes for football and basketball seasons. The spots are often in high demand and frequently sell out for the most popular football games.

Current and former elected officials have used their campaign funds to pay for tickets to sporting events. The practice is not illegal, but it has raised ethical questions regarding the purpose of these purchases. Many elected officials also use their personal money to purchase the seats as well.

 

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Julie O'Donoghue
Julie O'Donoghue

Julie O’Donoghue is a senior reporter for the Louisiana Illuminator and producer of the Louisiana Illuminator podcast. She’s received awards from the Virginia Press Association and Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press. Julie covered state government and politics for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune for six years. She’s also covered government and politics in Missouri, Virginia and Washington D.C. Julie is a proud D.C. native and Washington Capitals hockey fan. She and her partner, Jed, live in Baton Rouge. She has two stepchildren, Quinn and Steven.

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