LSU band to learn Gamecocks’ fight song, ticket profits will go to South Carolina
The catastrophic flooding in the greater Columbia area has forced South Carolina to move its game versus LSU to Baton Rouge. Although it will technically be a home game for the Gamecocks, it will be played in front of an LSU crowd in Tiger Stadium.
— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) October 7, 2015
With the lack of a home-field advantage, the LSU marching band is doing everything it can to establish this feel for Steve Spurrier’s team.
All ticket sale proceeds for LSU-South Carolina game, minus expenses for hosting game, will be given to South Carolina
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 7, 2015
‘The Golden Band from Tigerland’ will learn the South Carolina alma mater and fight song. These will be played during the pregame festivities within the stadium. In addition, all proceeds from ticket sales will be sent to South Carolina.
LSU's @broussardbrian: We will refund all our fans who purchased tickets to the South Carolina game in Columbia.
— LSU Football (@LSUfball) October 7, 2015
While LSU is treating this contest as a home game for South Carolina, there are a few noteworthy specifics pertaining to the game.
Alleva: Now planning to shutter east and south upper decks for the game unless demand indicates otherwise. "I hope our fans turn out." #LSU
— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) October 7, 2015
The field will not be painted with South Carolina colors, in large part to LSU’s game the following week at home versus Florida. With the shortage of USC fans expected at the game, the East and South upper decks have been shut down.
LSU also plans on making a separate contribution to South Carolina for the flood relief efforts.
"And at the end of the day, we'll make a contribution to South Carolina for flood relief," Alleva said.
— Glenn Guilbeau (@LSUBeatTweet) October 7, 2015