Parade planned, mayor to present LSU Tigers with key to city after CFP National Championship win
Tiger fans are invited to celebrate with LSU after the football team won its fourth national title in school history by defeating Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
WAFB in Baton Rouge will air special coverage of the event live on their over the air broadcast and on their digital media platforms beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m.
The festivities will be held on LSU’s campus Saturday, Jan. 18. The parade is set to begin at 11 a.m. at the School of Music, LSU says. It will roll through LSU’s campus and end at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC), where there will be a celebration starting at 12 p.m. Admission is free. Fans can tailgate along the parade route if they choose. The campus will open for tailgating at 8 a.m.
The parade will feature all members of the football team, as well as Coach O and the rest of the coaching staff. The band, cheerleaders, former LSU players, and dignitaries will also participate.
The school says is there’s severe weather Saturday, the parade will be canceled, but the celebration afterward will still take place inside the PMAC. Attendees should enter through the two ramps on the south side of the building.
Free parking will be made available throughout campus, and food and drink stands will be opened in Lot 101. Championship gear will also be available to buy at the LSU Sports Shop and around the PMAC.
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will present the entire LSU football team a key to the city for the win at that celebration. Governor John Bel Edwards is also expected to attend and make remarks. Coach O and Joe Burrow are also expected to speak.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the LSU Tigers. This has been a historic season and they represent the very best of Baton Rouge,” said Mayor Broome.
Parish County Line will provide live music outside the PMAC starting at 9:30 a.m.