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LSU fans prepare to support Tigers in Omaha

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Robert King is one of hundreds of LSU fans that will be making the trip to Omaha, Nebraska to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series. He has made the trek every year since 2003 and advises those thinking of traveling to Omaha for the first time, to do their research and talk to anyone who has made the trip before.

"You can locate books and there's ticket brokers out there plus if you know someone from LSU baseball you can ask them, the team is that this hotel. It's word of mouth I tell you and you tell someone and before you know its 300 people know," said King.

He adds that fans can expect the trip to cost in the thousands of dollars, if the Tigers go the distance like they did in 2009 but their stay is certainly noticed by the players themselves and the support staff.

"Literally send up thousands of fans there, they populate hotels and restaurants and visit sites. They really make an impact on the College World Series in a lot of ways and of course the biggest for us is the impact they make at the stadium," said LSU Baseball Sports Information Director Bill Franques.

King says the impact he receives from each and every experience in Omaha makes the journey well worth every penny spent.

"It's something I tell people if you're a purist and love college baseball you have to go once in your life," said King.

LSU season ticket holders have until Monday at 5 p.m. to buy game tickets for World Series games. Times and pairings for games will be announced Monday by the NCAA.

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