LSU football fans will have to mask up for the UCLA game at Rose Bowl Stadium

Glenn Guilbeau
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

LSU football fans are close to purchasing all 12,000 tickets of their allotment for the season opener against UCLA at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, according to the LSU ticket office.

And all who attend the game on Sept. 4 (7:30 p.m. CT, FOX) will have to wear a mask because of COVID-19, according to a mandate for all outdoor events with more than 10,000 people regardless of vaccination status, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said on Monday.

People can take their masks off only "when eating or drinking," the order says.

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The 92,542-seat stadium, located 26 miles from UCLA's campus, is the Bruins' home field. Its status for the LSU game and for UCLA's opener against Hawaii on Aug. 28 remains at 100% capacity.

LSU's original ticket allotment for the UCLA game was 5,000, but the ticket office asked for and received 7,000 more, LSU associate athletic director Michael Bonnette said Wednesday.

The Tigers, who were ranked No. 13 in the American Football Coaches Association USA TODAY preseason poll and No. 16 in the Associated Press poll, will be playing in Rose Bowl stadium and against UCLA for the first time.

LSU opens its home season on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. against McNeese State. 

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