Jim McElwain Football








The Nola Gator Club is selling raffle tickets for a Jim McElwain signed football in support of our scholarship fund! The scholarship fund helps to send high school students from the New Orleans area to attend the University of Florida! Raffle tickets are nonrefundable and will be $5 for 1 ticket and $20 for 5 tickets. Winner will be selected at the final Gator game (bowl game, playoff game, etc). If the winner is not in the New Orleans area we will mail the football to winner’s address. For questions please contact NolaGatorClub@gmail.com.

Disclosure: Information from the raffle will not be shared. Website orders will be through a secure page.

LSU Bus Trip 2015

UPDATE 10/13/2015

11:00 AM – Meet at Hilton New Orleans Riverside on Poydras. Check-in to acquire your wristband for entry onto the bus. (click for a map)
11:30 AM – Buses depart. DON’T BE LATE!!
1:30 PM – Approximate arrival time in Baton Rogue with traffic. Buses will be dropping us off at the Baton Rouge Tailgate Location, corner of Highland & S. Stadium Drive (Parker Coliseum Parking Lot, click for a map )
3:30 PM – Baton Rouge tailgate food will be served.
6:00 PM – Kick-off!!!
9:30 PM – Approximate end of the game.
10:30 PM – Buses depart from Lot 406 on Skip Bertman Drive, West of Nicholson Drive

Check-in will be located on the one way road between the parking garage and the hotel. Please know the name of the individual that purchased your seat on PayPal. We’ll be providing wristbands that will be good for access onto the bus and food at the tailgate.

Bus Assignments
We are not assigning people to specific buses as was done in previous years. Seats will be filled on a first come, first seated basis. I don’t anticipate any issue with getting all parties on the same bus. To ensure your entire party is on the same bus, please arrive early and arrive together.

We’re all adults and should be able to get to the meeting locations on time. We will not be making a full bus of 55 people wait on 3 people that could not make it on-time. It isn’t fair to the rest of the group. Thanks for understanding. This is true for both departing from New Orleans and from Baton Rouge. Be on time (early works too)!!

Parking in NOLA During the Trip
You can park at the Hilton Riverside for $35 per day or anywhere else that you can find around the city.

Baton Rouge Tailgate
The Baton Rouge Gator Club will be set-up on the southwest corner of the Parker Coliseum Parking Lot (Highland Road and S. Stadium Drive). The tailgate is open to all. If you know of others that would like to join the tailgate, but are not on the bus trip, they can pre-purchase tickets from Matt Parry (parrymattt@gmail.com) for $12. Or they will be $15 to day of the event.

The menu is:
Jambalaya , Green Beans , Corn , Salad , Roll , Soft drinks/water

Accessing Bus While They Are Parked.

You will be able to access the bus during the day once they are parked, however the New Orleans Gator Club and the bus company can not be responsible for items that are left. The bus drivers will only allow those with wristbands to enter the bus while they are parked. Leaving items on thr bus will be at your own risk. You will also be able to access the bottom of the bus to drop off coolers. We have not had problems in the past, but want to make sure we’re clear.

Tickets to the Game
The New Orleans Gator Club does not have special access to tickets. For those coming without tickets, there seems to always be someone trying to sell tickets the morning of the trip or at the tailgate. If you want to guarantee having tickets, your best bet maybe stubhub.com.


You will be able to put coolers, chairs, etc. underneath the bus if you so desire. You will also be able to bring food/drinks (alcohol is permitted) on the bus. Please keep in mind that you will be limited to the storage at your feet or over your head for items inside the bus. We’ll have paper towels and trash bags on the bus and ask that if there are any spills, please clean them up promptly.

Interactive Map
The link below is a map with pertinent locations for the trip. It includes a few bar/restaurant locations that are good to watch the game at for those without tickets.


Original Post

The New Orleans Gator Club will once again be providing bus transportation from New Orleans to LSU for the football game on October 17. The buses will pick-up from downtown New Orleans and drop-off near the stadium roughly 2 hours before kick-off. The exact pick-up / drop off times will be determined after the kickoff time is decided.

Included with your ticket on the bus trip is food and drinks at a tailgate on LSU campus hosted by the Baton Rouge Gator Club.

Tickets will be $60 per person and available to any and all. You are not required to be a UFAA member to attend, however it is encourage. Payment will be accepted through the PayPal link below. No PayPal account is required and all major credit cards are accepted.

When completing your order through the PayPal link, please provide the first and last name of all the people in your group.

As we get closer to the game, further information will be provided through email regarding exact meet up location in the morning and times.

First/Last names of attendees

Football Game Viewing Parties

meter-logoDat Dog on Magazine is now the viewing location for all football games and we get started 30 minutes before kickoff (remember that we’re in central time). They have drink specials for those in Gator gear and have seats reserved for us prior to the game starting. There’s indoor and outdoor seating and it’s family friendly, so bring your kids.

Dat Dog on Magazine is located at 3336 Magazine Street between Louisiana Ave. and Toledano St. (click here for map). From downtown, take Magazine St. south/west (upriver) for about 2 miles. Dat Dog will be on your left, just past Toledano St. 

To take the RTA bus from downtown, catch the #11 line on Magazine Street going towards Audubon Zoo.


Student Scholarships

We think High School Seniors living within the greater New Orleans area that choose to go to UF should be rewarded for their smart decision. That ‘s
why we’re in the works to set-up a scholarship fund and hope you’ll help us raise enough money to give a few $1,000 scholarships to well deserving locals. We’re still early in the planning stages creating the application, minimum criteria, etc. We’ll need your help and ideas to make this a reality.