LSU fans prepare to support Tigers in Omaha - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LSU fans prepare to support Tigers in Omaha

  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Authorities searching for missing 14-year-old Welsh girl

    Authorities searching for missing 14-year-old Welsh girl

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:39:03 GMT
    Authorities need the public’s help in locating a missing 14-year-old Welsh girl.More >>
    Authorities need the public’s help in locating a missing 14-year-old Welsh girl.More >>
  • Authorities investigating St. Mary Drive shooting

    Authorities investigating St. Mary Drive shooting

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:39:31 GMT
    Authorities are investigating a Sunday shooting in the 1300 block of St. Mary Drive in Lake Charles.More >>
    Authorities are investigating a Sunday shooting in the 1300 block of St. Mary Drive in Lake Charles.More >>
  • Family united with old family photos

    Family united with old family photos

    Family united with old family photos

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:53:17 GMT
    A Lake Charles man, Rick Buller, found old photo wheels with picture slides where his aunt works, Brussard Gregg and Neal Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Lake Charles. These photos became a mission for him to find out whose they were.More >>
    A Lake Charles man, Rick Buller, found old photo wheels with picture slides where his aunt works, Brussard Gregg and Neal Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Lake Charles. These photos became a mission for him to find out whose they were.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Robert King is one of hundreds of LSU fans that will be making the trip to Omaha, Nebraska to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series. He has made the trek every year since 2003 and advises those thinking of traveling to Omaha for the first time, to do their research and talk to anyone who has made the trip before.

"You can locate books and there's ticket brokers out there plus if you know someone from LSU baseball you can ask them, the team is that this hotel. It's word of mouth I tell you and you tell someone and before you know its 300 people know," said King.

He adds that fans can expect the trip to cost in the thousands of dollars, if the Tigers go the distance like they did in 2009 but their stay is certainly noticed by the players themselves and the support staff.

"Literally send up thousands of fans there, they populate hotels and restaurants and visit sites. They really make an impact on the College World Series in a lot of ways and of course the biggest for us is the impact they make at the stadium," said LSU Baseball Sports Information Director Bill Franques.

King says the impact he receives from each and every experience in Omaha makes the journey well worth every penny spent.

"It's something I tell people if you're a purist and love college baseball you have to go once in your life," said King.

LSU season ticket holders have until Monday at 5 p.m. to buy game tickets for World Series games. Times and pairings for games will be announced Monday by the NCAA.

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow