The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team is one of the rapidly growing brands in college football. The Bulldogs first fielded a football team in 1901 and have won over 570 games since. To go along with the massive amounts of wins, La Tech has also won an unprecedented 25 conference titles, played in half a dozen bowl games, and 3 national titles (Division II). The school in Ruston has produced a large amount of college and NFL great players including Terry Bradshaw, Fred Dean, Willie Roaf, Troy Edwards, Colby Cameron, and Ryan Allen. At the south end of Aillet Stadium sits the Spirit of ’88 Bulldog Statue which represents the team that paved the way for La Tech to move into Division 1-A (FBS). Before the game many of the players walk over and touch the statue for good luck. On gamedays Ruston erupts into a city of energy and passion as Bulldogs fans from all over pilgrimage to Joe Aillet Stadium to support the team. As La Tech has moved up the divisions in college football one thing has been consistent, a very passionate fan base, and an affinity for success. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football tickets.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Football at Joe Aillet Stadium Address: 1450 West Alabama Avenue Ruston, Louisiana, 71272
The Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs play their home games at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana. Joe Aillet Stadium has been home to the Bulldogs since 1968 and can seat over 30,000 fans. The stadium is named after the longtime Louisiana Tech head coach Joe Aillet and represents a standard of excellence expected by the La Tech faithful. The first game played in the stadium, hall of famer Terry Bradshaw led the Bulldogs to a victory over East Carolina. On the sidelines the iconic Bulldog mascot “Tech” roams around and inspires fans and players. A silence emerges over the stadium for the ringing of the Fire Bell, which calls the Bulldogs to battle. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs home bench is on the Joe Aillet Stadium sideline with sections A-I. Joe Aillet Stadium parking information is covered in our Bulldogs event guide.
LA Tech vs. Southern Miss
Known as the Rivalry in Dixie, this matchup is one of the biggest games in C-USA. The two schools first met in 1935, and have played over 40 times since. This rivalry was originally a conference matchup in the SIAA Conference. With the Bulldogs moving to C-USA, it will have been contested in 3 different conferences, and as a non-conference game. It is not often that rivalry games survive so much change, but this game is special to both schools, with traditions that are only sure to grow in C-USA.
LA Tech vs. Fresno State
The rivalry is known as the Battle for the Bone in reference to the common Bulldog mascot of both schools. First played in 2001, this matchup has been played over 10 times in the short period since, with many of the games being decided by 10 points or less. For over a decade this matchup was one of the best in the WAC, but with both schools leaving the conference the future of the game is in doubt.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Event Guide
How can I buy cheap Louisiana Tech Bulldogs tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Louisiana Tech tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee C-USA opponents like Southern Miss, Rice, and Marshall can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Louisiana Tech tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football schedule?
The Bulldogs 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the C-USA. Louisiana Tech plays in the C-USA’s West Division, which means games against UTEP, UNT, Rice, Southern Miss, and UTSA. Game times are announced by the C-USA as soon as the TV schedule is set. Louisiana Tech’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with Southern Miss in the Rivalry in Dixie. If you are looking for Bulldogs news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Louisiana Tech Bulldogs team roster.
Can I buy Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football season tickets?
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Louisiana Tech football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Joe Aillet Stadium.
What is the best Louisiana Tech rivalry game during the season?
The Battle in Dixie is one of the best rivalries in C-USA. Both the Bulldogs and Golden Eagles have had great success in the last few decades and have really taken it out on each other on the field. The two schools battle for recruits and regional pride and at the end of the day they just want to beat the other as soundly and often as possible. Now that both schools are in C-USA, expect this rivalry to gain in prominence and tradition.
What is the best game day tradition at a Bulldogs home game?
One of the staples of game days in Ruston is the Fire Bell. Originally cast in 1879, the bell became part of the Ruston Fire Department in 1897. The bell called the fire department into action and hung in the historic wooden tower behind Perkins Drug Store. In 1968 the Bell was moved to Joe Aillet Stadium and sits atop the hill in the South end zone. Before every game the bell is rung to call the Bulldogs to battle. Hearing the Fire Bell in person is chilling and should be experienced by every Bulldogs fan.