"Sports Fan-atics!!!" Baton Rouge Local Custom Tip by Jmill42

Baton Rouge Local Customs: 7 reviews and 8 photos

Baton Rouge may very well be the US sport-aholic capital. Everything revolves around the athletes, the teams, and the sports fan. Roads are closed, traffic diverted, business hours changed all in the sake of game availability. Its a sight to behold. There are numerous sports websites devoted to the teams; the official one being: http://www.lsusports.net/

Football is the main game here, but the baseball team and track teams may be even better. The track teams (men and women) have won 26 National Championships since 1986!! Baseball won 5 out of ten years in the 90's and 00's. Football finally won its first championship since before I was born...

OF COURSE they would do this when I am overseas and not able to watch a single friggin' game!!

Even the off-season is not an off-season as the entire city tracks recruiting and other LSU squads like softball and gymnastics.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Apr 4, 2004
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Live With Passion!”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 5 4

Have you been to Baton Rouge?

  Share Your Travels