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Sun Dec 15, 2019, 07:56 AM

Louisiana lawmakers get special access to football tickets

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the middle of a record-breaking, undefeated LSU college football season, Louisiana's lawmakers have a special perk that gives them access to face-value, postseason game tickets that regular fans can't easily obtain before they hit the pricey secondary market.

The longstanding tradition is particularly fruitful this year, as LSU is within striking distance of the national championship game, being held in January at New Orleans' Superdome. If LSU defeats the University of Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl semifinal and reaches the championship game, many Louisiana lawmakers will be in the Superdome on Jan. 13 to watch the Tigers in person, on the same day the House and Senate are sworn in for the start of the new term.

The Advocate reports that two dozen Louisiana House members and 20 state senators –- some of whom will have left office by the time the national championship game takes place –- have bought end zone tickets for $600 apiece from the game’s host committee. Similar tickets were going for upwards of $2,000 on StubHub.

Meanwhile, 95 of 105 representatives and 38 of 39 senators opted for a similar offer from LSU to buy tickets to at least one postseason game, which includes the SEC championship game, Peach Bowl and potentially the national championship game. They won’t pay for the championship game tickets unless LSU makes it.

Read more: https://www.wvnews.com/sports/pro/louisiana-lawmakers-get-special-access-to-football-tickets/article_8434b92d-0196-5df5-802b-506bc0559a38.html

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