BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - With a big home game last Saturday against Auburn and temps set to be in the 90s, heat and water were the main concern for LSU and EMS officials.
EMS said 13 people were taken to the hospital with heat-related injuries. Over 30 people outside of the stadium were treated and many of them were heat-related calls, according to EMS.
Michael Bonnette, LSU Sports Information Director, said they had plenty of water and ice ready for fans, and that LSU did not run out of water on Saturday.
Out of the 140,000 bottles of water on hand, 103,000 were used. That tops the capacity of Tiger Stadium. 13,000 of them were given to LSU students.
LSU also doubled the usual amount for ice for a game, bringing in nearly 200,000 pounds of ice. For perspective, that's about how much a blue whale weighs. Only 140,000 pounds were used.
LSU Police reported that three people were arrested on Saturday.
- Kyle Mercier, 22, of Gretna (Simple battery, simple criminal damage over $500, disturbing the peace by public intoxication)
- Chelsa Formayer, 18, of Belle Chase (Simple battery, simple criminal damage, disturbing the peace by public intoxication)
- Wesley Wise, 18, of Houston, Texas (Simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia)
Only Mercier was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Commissioner Troy Hebert said the ATC issued citations to eight minors who were trying to bring alcohol into Tiger Stadium. He said the minors were a "rather well-behaved group."