War Eagle! This year The New Orleans Auburn Club will be facilitating transportation from New Orleans to Baton Rouge for the Auburn-LSU game on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2nd, 2021.
The bus offers air conditioning, comfortable reclining seats with arm and footrests, and restroom facilities for a fun and comfortable ride to Tiger Stadium.
Tickets are AVAILABLE NOW in our online store.
If you order multiple tickets at once, PLEASE LIST ADDITIONAL PASSENGER NAMES IN CUSTOMER NOTES IN ORDER TO STREAMLINE ENTRY TO THE BUS.
Spread the word to everyone in the Auburn family!
Q: What safety precautions are being taken due to COVID-19?
A: By October 2021, we are expecting the number of coronavirus cases to continue its decline. That being said, we will be taking temperatures as people arrive before they are allowed onto the bus. Additionally, Hotard Charters are taking their own precautions, which you can read about here.
Q: Will the buses sell out?
A: Yes. We are opening up 50 seats on one charter bus. Once we reach our 50 seat limit, ticket sales will be closed. We will then open up a waitlist for a potential second bus (50 additional seats), but this addition is not guaranteed.
Q: What do we need in order to get on the bus when we show up?
A: Please have the ticket purchaser provide ID and a printed receipt. Anyone who did not place the order themselves should arrive with the ticket purchaser. If this is not possible, please specify the plus-one names in the merchant notes when placing your order, or send us an email with this information.
Q: Will Central City BBQ be serving food when we meet there for the bus pickup?
A: Yes. In the event of an 11am or 2:30pm game, Central City will open up early and offer a special breakfast menu for bus riders.
Q: Will there be an organized tailgate in Baton Rouge?
A: No, there will not be any organized tailgate by the New Orleans Auburn Club as part of this package.
Q: Will there be a Tiger Walk in Baton Rouge? If so, when and where?
A: In the past, Tiger Walk has been two hours before kickoff between gates 12 and 14 of Tiger Stadium. Please check auburntigers.com/sports/football on Thursday before the game for final confirmation.
Q: Can we bring coolers on the bus?
A: As long as you can fit it in your seat with you, it is allowed.
Q: Can we leave things on the bus during the game?
A: Yes. The drivers will open up the cargo area about an hour before kickoff so passengers can drop off coolers, etc. as well.
Q: What if I’m late getting to the bus?
A: You will be left. The bus LEAVES Central City BBQ (1201 S Rampart St,) Exactly 4 1/2 hours prior to kickoff and LEAVES Lot 406 in Baton Rouge exactly one hour after the game ends. We suggest arriving at the pickup location at least 30 minutes earlier so that we can get you checked in on time.
Q: Are there any other events going on in New Orleans that weekend that we should know about?
A: The 2021 French Quarter Festival was postponed from its normal spring dates to Thursday, September 30th through Sunday, October 3rd. A great weekend to visit New Orleans! French Quarter Fest is a FREE outdoor music festival with 25 stages of live music scattered all throughout the French Quarter.
Q: I can’t make the trip to Baton Rouge. Will Auburn fans still be meeting at the normal meeting spot?
A: Yes. There will be a watch party in New Orleans at Central City BBQ.
Q: Will koozies and T-shirts be available for sale?
A: Koozies and T-shirts will be available at Central City BBQ before the bus leaves for Baton Rouge. You can also purchase them in our online store as always.
Schedule and Details
The Bus will pick up at Central City BBQ at 1201 S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70113. The bus will LEAVE 4 ½ hours before kickoff. Exact time TBD. Once the game time is announced, we will update the information here. Please plan to arrive at least thirty minutes before the bus is scheduled to leave.
The bus drops off in Baton Rouge at Bus Parking Lot 406 on Skip Bertman Drive.
The bus will LEAVE Lot 406 exactly one hour after the game ends to return to New Orleans.