LSU fined $100K for fans storming field after win over Georgia
LSU had its biggest win of the year on Saturday with a dominating performance against No. 2 Georgia, and fans were understandably thrilled with the 36-16 victory. The way they chose to celebrate, however, is costing the school a hefty sum of cash.
According to Brooks Kubena of The Advocate, LSU was fined $100,000 by the Southeastern Conference after fans stormed the field following Saturday’s win at Tiger Stadium. The violation was LSU’s second since a policy was put in place by the SEC banning fans from entering the area of competition. LSU was previously fined $5,000 after fans stormed the field to celebrate a 10-7 win over Ole Miss in 2014.
“While Saturday’s win was a moment for the LSU family to remember, on-field celebrations can be unsafe,” LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said in a statement. “We share the conference’s concerns for the safety of fans and the security of players and staff.”
If fans storm the field again, LSU will be fined $250,000.
We’ve seen some serious issues arise in the past when fans storm the field, but trying to contain thousands of people who have a common goal is mind is easier said than done. At the end of the day, LSU probably doesn’t mind paying the $100,000 given what it represents.