Metal detectors will be used at select gates at Tiger Stadium this football season. This is all part of a pilot program that will help LSU prepare for the Southeastern Conference mandate of full stadium coverage by the year 2020.

LSU is getting ahead of the curve though as the school plans to have full stadium coverage by 2019.

This year, LSU will have 15 metal detectors in use at gates 23-29 on the south side of Tiger Stadium.

“Providing a safe environment along with creating a great fan experience is what we are striving for,” LSU communications director Michael Bonnette said. “This year’s pilot program using 15 metal detectors gives us an opportunity to educate our fans on what the process will be like when entering Tiger Stadium in the future. This process is similar to what every other school in our league is doing."

LSU still has it's Geaux Clear Bag Policy in place and the metal detectors will further add another layer of security.

Fans attending games this year can expect the following process when going through the metal detectors:

  • Step 1: Bag inspection
  • Step 2: Remove cell phones, cameras and any other large metal objects (Note: shoes, belts, keys, jewelry or small metal objects don't have to be removed)
  • Step 3: Walk through the metal detector
  • Step 4: Retrieve items that were removed prior to entering metal detector
  • Step 5: Get ticket scanned

The first opportunity for fans to get accustomed to the new metal detectors is this Saturday, September 8 when the Tigers host the Southeastern Lions at 6pm.