BATON ROUGE – It has been 15 years because the Saints final got here to Tiger Stadium, and there are numerous logistics that have to be labored out earlier than that may occur once more. Again then, the group was compelled to maneuver resulting from Hurricane Katrina ravaging New Orleans.
Deputy Director of LSU Athletics Verge Ausberry remembers it nicely. Then, he was an affiliate director underneath Skip Bertman.
“It was nice. It was a bit of completely different. Professional ambiance is completely different from a university ambiance. In a university ambiance you’ve gotten college students and alumnus. The professional set, it’s a blue-collar crowd. They’re consuming beer. They’re having enjoyable,” Ausberry mentioned.
Although nothing has been finalized, numerous adjustments must be made to accommodate the NFL group, identical to in 2005.
“The laborious half about it was turning the stadium over. We’d have an LSU sport on at night time and need to get the stadium fully clear for one more sport the subsequent day, so it was numerous put on and tear in your man energy round right here.”
Beside staffing, the principle problem could be having to remodel the purple and gold Tiger Stadium black and gold.
“Typically when you’ve gotten occasions within the stadium, contracts learn that they’re all the time the sponsor, so while you’re coping with that course of it’s a must to speak to each teams about their sponsorships. Do you cowl some banners? Do you allow them to put their banners up? Issues of that nature.”
However Ausberry says it must be simpler to deal with this time round because the stadium is proscribed to 25-percent capability.
“It’d me lots simpler transition as a result of it’s on a smaller scale of how could folks you possibly can have and no tailgating and issues of that nature right now.”