Limited number of spirit passes left for Cowboys Classic

Advocate file photo by Kevin MartinCowboys Stadium as LSU takes the field for the Cotton Bowl in 2011. Show caption
Advocate file photo by Kevin MartinCowboys Stadium as LSU takes the field for the Cotton Bowl in 2011.

If LSU football brings you to your feet, you’re still in luck if you haven’t scored tickets yet to the Tigers’ season opener in the Cowboys Classic.

Standing-room-only is about all that’s left for this year’s game between LSU and TCU.

LSU announced Tuesday that a limited number of Spirit Passes are now being sold for the game, set for 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) in Arlington, Texas.

The passes are $30 each. They will give fans admittance to pregame festivities in plazas at either end of the stadium as well as access to six decks inside the stadium behind each end zone.

Standing room only viewing is available from each deck on a first-come, first-served basis.

For those who can’t get close enough to the railing to get a good view of the action, those who purchase Spirit Passes will be able to watch the game on large video screens in the plazas outside.

According to Charlie Fiss, spokesman for the Cotton Bowl, which runs the Cowboys Classic, the plazas will be themed for each team.

LSU’s fan area will be at the east end of the stadium — closest to the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington — while the TCU plaza will be at the west end, Fiss said.

Fans wishing to buy Spirit Passes must do so through TicketMaster at TicketMaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

As of Tuesday afternoon individual seats were still available in the upper deck of AT&T Stadium through LSUSports.net. Tickets are $70 each.

While seating is expandable to about 100,000 in AT&T Stadium, Fiss said seating for the LSU-TCU game is being capped at about 71,000.

Last year’s Cowboys Classic between Alabama and Michigan drew 90,413 fans — a stadium record for a college game, counting the standing-room-only ticket holders.

That crowd eclipsed the previous record of 87,711 for the 2011 Cowboys Classic, in which LSU beat Oregon 40-27.

Parking permits available

LSU will begin selling single-game and season parking permits at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Single-game car parking permits cost between $40-75 depending on the game and are available in Lot 409, located on Gourrier Avenue on the west side of Alex Box Stadium.

RV parking permits are $100-200 depending on the game. They are available on a nonrenewable basis for all seven home games or for a combination of games.

RV parking passes for the Florida and Texas A&M games will not be sold individually but only as part of a group.

A Florida or Texas A&M RV pass must be paired with a pass from the Auburn or Arkansas games and a pass from the UAB, Kent State or Furman games.

RV permits are in Lot 407 off Skip Bertman Drive across from the LSU vet school.

Permits are available at the LSU Athletic Ticket Office, LSUtix.net or by calling (225) 578-2184 or (800) 960-8587.