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LSU Tiger fans line up for 8 hours to watch College World Series games

LSU fans are waiting anywhere from 40 minutes to eight hours to get the best seats in the house in Omaha. WGNO Sports Director Ed Daniels shows us why it’s worth the wait at the College World Series.

As the gates opened at 5:30 Sunday evening, the mad dash began to the bleacher seats at TD Ameritrade Park. Tim Rodrigue of Chackbay was one of the first in line at 9:30 a.m.

Too early? “No,” says Tim. “It’s worth it. If you want to get into the game, you gotta get here early.”

Tim says the eight hour wait wasn’t bad at all. When it began he had his lawn chair and, of course, a drink. And unlike Mardi Gras day, when finding a restroom can be an issue, Tim was prepared.

“You give the lady at the gate some beads and they’ll let you use the port-o-let.”

The line was a sea of people that stretched around the block to the south of the ballpark. For 40 minutes they filed into the bleachers. A security guard said the line was so large they had to split it in two and bring people in on the other side of the stadium.

David Frank of Covington said he almost got here too late: “We thought were going to get in line at 5 o’clock, but when we pulled up the line was three blocks long already. We were in line immediately.