LSU Football: The Tigers crack Top 10 in ticket sales ahead of 2022

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Louisiana loves its football. It goes without saying there is a tremendous amount of love for the New Orleans Saints in the boot, but there’s just something extra special about Saturday nights under the lights at Tiger Stadium. LSU Football draws some of the biggest crowds across the nation as 100,000+ regularly pile into the pantheon of concrete and steel on game days.

The Tigers have disappointed these massive crowds over the last two years with a combined record of 11-12, but there is nothing that could ever stand in the way of Louisiana natives and their love for football. Despite being one of the worst teams in the Southeastern Conference in both 2020 and 2021, LSU fans are planning to still pile into Death Valley in 2022. Perhaps it’s the allure of Brian Kelly or maybe it’s the addiction to tailgating up and down Dalrymple Drive every weekend. Either way, the Tigers are set to draw huge crowds again this season.

LSU Football cracks the Top 10 in ticket sales ahead of the 2022 season

StubHub provided FanSided with exclusive numbers from its annual ticket sales report earlier this week. LSU just barely squeaked into the Top 10 at No. 10 on the list. This places them fifth in the SEC for sales (behind Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M and Auburn) as of August 12. The SEC accounts for 39% of ticket sales across the sport as the conference leads the nation for the third consecutive full-capacity season.

The Tigers also find themselves playing in one of the early season’s most popular games. LSU’s opening contest against Florida State at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans also comes in at No. 10 on the list’s most in-demand games determined by total ticket sales.

On one hand, it’s quite surprising to see how popular LSU football games still are given the poor on-field product the university has put out over the last two years. To that same point, the Tigers have one of the most loyal fanbases in the entire country. Anybody who has ever spent a Saturday down on South Stadium Road knows that no matter who takes the field for the team, the 102,321 in attendance will be supporting the school.

Also helping out LSU’s cause is the opponents on its schedule. A non-conference game for the Tigers against the Seminoles in The Big Easy is a ticket salesman’s dream scenario. Furthermore, LSU visits Jordan-Hare Stadium, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and Kyle Field—three of the largest 15 stadiums in the country—on some of its road trips. Big games at home see the likes of Tennessee, Ole Miss and Alabama come to Death Valley too.

As September 4 quickly approaches, fans have just one wish for the Tigers. Please let them be as successful on the field as they have been off it this summer. The latest numbers from StubHub continue to show the college football world that while LSU may be down right now, it’s certainly not out. It’s only a matter of time before the Tigers return to the pinnacle of the sport, and their faithful fans will be behind them every step of the way.

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