CATS reduces shuttle service tickets for LSU games

Published: Aug. 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2014 at 8:06 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU Tiger fans are going to find it a lot harder to catch a shuttle bus to Tiger Stadium this football season.

The Captial Area Transit System (CATS) is limiting its Touchdown Express tickets to 1,000 per game. CATS sold, on average, 7,300 per game last football season.

CATS Chief Executive Officer Bob Mirabito said the change stems from some changes LSU made to its campus on game day, specifically converting Nicholson Drive and Tiger Stadium Drive to a pedestrian area. That was the spot the buses would drop off and pick up passengers.

Mirabito said CATS will roll 20 buses per game. The buses will begin picking up passengers three hours before the game and continue until kickoff. However, traffic contra flow will only allow the shuttles to make one trip from Tiger Stadium after the games.

"If we sell out the first couple of games that will be great for CATS and our customers, but that tells me that come Ole Miss and Alabama games there's going to be a lot more demand than there will be tickets," Mirabito said.

Roundtrip tickets are $10 per game. Passengers can buy a seven game packet for $60. Touchdown Express tickets will be available online until October. They are now available for purchase at the CATS terminal on Florida Boulevard. You may also buy them at any shuttle pick up location on game day.

Those include Hotel Indigo, Hollywood Casino Hotel, L'Auberge Casino, and at the I-110 and Florida Boulevard overpass.

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