BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Tiger fans are invited to celebrate with LSU after the football team won its fourth national title in school history by defeating Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
WAFB will air will air special coverage of the event live on our over the air broadcast and on our digital media platforms beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m.
The festivities will be held on LSU’s campus Saturday, Jan. 18. The parade is set to begin at 11 a.m. at the School of Music, LSU says. It will roll through LSU’s campus and end at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC), where there will be a celebration starting at 12 p.m. Admission is free. Fans can tailgate along the parade route if they choose. The campus will open for tailgating at 8 a.m.
The parade will feature all members of the football team, as well as Coach O and the rest of the coaching staff. The band, cheerleaders, former LSU players, and dignitaries will also participate.
The school says if there’s severe weather Saturday, the parade will be canceled, but the celebration afterwards will still take place inside the PMAC. Attendees should enter through the two ramps on the south side of the building.
Free parking will be made available throughout campus, and food and drink stands will be opened in Lot 101. Championship gear will also be available to buy at the LSU Sports Shop and around the PMAC.
The university will be closing and reserving some lots for the parade and festivities. Please plan accordingly.
The parking lots and spaces listed below that are located on the parade route will be closed to all vehicles. Personal vehicles left in these lots will be subject to relocation beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. Once the area is secured, no LSU departmental vehicles parked in the lots will be allowed to exit.
- Lot 203 (Peabody)
- Lot 204 (Thomas Boyd)
- Lot 202 (Indian Mounds)
- Huey P. Long Circle
- Music & Dramatic Arts Circle
- Street parking along Dalrymple Drive
- Street parking along Donahue Drive
- Street parking along Fieldhouse Drive
The parking lots listed below will be reserved for parade-related vehicles. Unauthorized vehicles in these lots will be subject to relocation beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.
- Lot 101 (West Stadium Lot)
- Lot 104 (Bernie Moore Lot)
- Lot 201 (PMAC Lot)
- Lot 300 (Powerhouse Lane)
- Lot 405 (Football Operations)
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will present the entire LSU football team a key to the city for the win at that celebration. Governor John Bel Edwards is also expected to attend and make remarks. Coach O and Joe Burrow are also expected to speak.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the LSU Tigers. This has been a historic season and they represent the very best of Baton Rouge,” said Mayor Broome.
Parish County Line will provide live music outside the PMAC starting at 9:30 a.m.
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