BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (November 6, 2022) – The Southeast Conference announced today that Louisiana State University will be fined for violating the federation’s field access policy by fans entering the field after the football game against the University of Alabama on Nov. .
LSU will be subject to a $250,000 fine for the fourth violation under the federation’s competitive area access policy. After three policy violations, the fine remains at $250,000 for all subsequent violations. LSU was last fined for a violation following a football game against Ole Miss earlier this season.
Fines against schools for violating the competitive sector access policy are deposited into the SEC Graduate Scholarship Fund.
The policy states that “access to the competition areas will be limited to student-athletes, coaches, officials, support staff, and individuals duly certified to participate in all competitions.” time. A competition will allow spectators to enter the competition area. It is each member organization’s responsibility to implement procedures to ensure compliance with this policy.”
Financial penalties are imposed for violations in all Conference sponsored sports. Institutional penalties range from $50,000 for the first offense to fines of up to $100,000 for the second offense and up to $250,000 for the third offense and subsequent offenses. The policy was originally adopted by a vote of Conference members in 2004 and financial penalties were increased as a result of members taking action during the SEC’s Spring 2015 Meeting.
The SEC announced last week that an Event Security Conference working group will review and update policies to address post-match spectator entry on arenas and courts during the event. SEC with any new regulations will be implemented for the sports year 2023-24.