Independence Stadium Game-Day Info

Aug. 25, 2012

RUSTON - Fans attending Louisiana Tech's season opener against Texas A&M Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Independence Stadium are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance and to arrive at the stadium early.

The Louisiana Tech Ticket Office will be open Monday through Wednesday next week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. as fans can purchase their tickets by stopping by the office located on the concourse level of the Thomas Assembly Center or by calling 318-257-3631. Fans can also purchase tickets online by logging onto

On game-day, fans can start purchasing tickets at Independence Stadium at 1 p.m. out of the northwest ticket booth. General Will Call will be located in the northeast ticket booth and will also open at 1 p.m.

Ticket holders needing handicap assistance to their seats can use the elevators located on the west and south sides of Independence Stadium, and golf carts will be available at the bottom of the ramps to assist east side ticket holders.

Fans are reminded that all parking around Independence Stadium is paid parking and that no shuttle system will be running for this contest. Parking passes can be purchased by contacting the State Fair office at 318-635-1361. Fans can purchase parking in the White Lot ($25) or Silver Lot ($20) or can choose to park in the general parking area ($10) located on the east side of the fairgrounds between the baseball stadium and Hirsch Coliseum. RVs can purchase a parking spot in the Green Lot ($50).

There are a number of ways to enter the Independence Stadium parking areas, including:

From the West on I-20 Take I-20 east to the Jewella Avenue or Hearne Avenue exits. Take either exit and turn left. Follow directions according to accompanying map for parking entrances.

From the East on I-20 Take I-20 west to the Hearne Avenue or Jewella Avenue exits. Take either exit and turn right. Follow directions according to accompanying map for parking entrances.

From the South on I-49 Take I-20 west towards Dallas. Take either the Hearne Avenue or Jewella Avenue exits and turn right. Follow directions according to accompanying map for parking entrances.



A special lot conveniently located northeast of Independence Stadium (White Lot) has been reserved for tailgate parties. To make reservations for tailgating space, contact the State Fair Office at (318) 635-1361. Grass tailgate areas can be purchased through the State Fair Office and the price depends on the amount of space. Charter buses and limousine passes are $50 each and can also be purchased through the State Fair Office.

The Louisiana Tech Alumni Association and Argent Financial Group will be sponsoring an Alumni Association Tailgate from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Steak House/Round Up Room adjacent to Hirsch Coliseum. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served and cost is $8 prior to Aug. 28 and $12 at the door. Children four and under eat free. To make reservations, call Barbara at 318-255-7950 or visit

Fans are also reminded that they are prohibited from bringing the following items into Independence Stadium on gameday: outside food or drink, ice chests/coolers, umbrellas, laser pointers/lights, video cameras, oversize bags, weapons (including pocket knives and pocket tools). All bags entering Independence Stadium are subject to search.

Current Louisiana State Laws prohibit smoking inside Independence Stadium. Anyone who wishes to smoke will be allowed to exit the stadium. Fans will be directed to gate personnel who will hole punch their ticket and stamp their hand. The punched ticket stub and that hand stamp will be required for re-entry into the stadium. Smoking is prohibited inside the stadium and within 25 feet of any gate. This will be enforced by Shreveport Police.

For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please follow @ LATechFB or @LATechPWalsh on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at


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