If you’re still looking for tickets to this weekend’s NCAA Baton Rouge super regional between LSU and Kentucky, you’re out of luck unless:
1. You’re willing to pay a steep secondary market price.
2. You’re willing to buy standing room only.
3. You’re a full-time LSU student.
The former requires some deep pockets. The second stamina and sunscreen. The latter just required some generosity from LSU coach Jay Johnson.
LSU has sent emails to students who got tickets for this weekend, letting them know the tickets were being paid for by the Tigers’ second-year coach.
“Your tickets will be free for this weekend’s games courtesy of Coach Jay Johnson!” the LSU message to students read, which was posted on the baseball program’s Twitter account. “Coach Johnson is paying for all of the student tickets for this weekend to thank you for your strong support all season.”
LSU’s students tickets are located in the Diamond Deck bleachers behind the right-field wall.
Standing room only tickets were available through LSU’s athletic ticket office as of Friday afternoon. Tickets are $30 for the entire super regional.
Tickets are also available on the secondary market, but not cheaply. A pair of tickets in the outfield bleachers were going for $135 each on Stubhub on Friday afternoon, while the cheapest pair of seats in the covered grandstand were going for $360 each.
Game 1 is set for 2 p.m. Saturday on ESPN. Game 2 on Sunday will be played at a time and on a network to be determined, as Monday’s Game 3 if necessary.