The Clemson Tigers and the LSU Tigers have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2025 and 2026 seasons, both schools announced on Wednesday.
In the first game of the series, Clemson will host LSU at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina on Aug. 30, 2025. LSU will host the second and final game of the series at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Sept. 5, 2026.
Clemson and LSU have met three times on the gridiron, each time in the post-season. In their first-ever meeting, LSU defeated Clemson 7-0 in the 1959 Sugar Bowl.
According to a copy of the contract obtained by FBSchedules.com, Clemson and LSU will exchange $500,000 guarantees for each game. The visiting team will be allotted up to 6,000 tickets, and the cancellation fee will be $1 million per game if notified 24 months prior to the date of the game ($1.25 million for notice given between 12 and 24 months prior and $1.5 million for notice given less than 12 months prior).
The next two meetings between the two schools both came in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia. LSU defeated Clemson 10-7 in 1996, and then Clemson emerged victorious 25-24 in 2012.
“The series against LSU continues the philosophy we have had at Clemson for many years of looking to add another Power 5 opponent to our schedule outside of our annual rivalry game with the University of South Carolina,” Clemson Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich said. “We are excited about playing a school with LSU’s rich football tradition. We know our fans will enjoy visiting Baton Rouge, and we know they will provide our renowned Clemson hospitality to the fans from LSU.”
Clemson, which plays South Carolina each season, also has future Power Five matchups scheduled against Texas A&M (2018-19) and Notre Dame (eight games through 2037).
“We have put an emphasis on bringing Power 5 teams outside of the Southeastern Conference to Tiger Stadium as often as we can,” LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said. “It’s what we want and most importantly it’s what our fans want.”
In addition to Clemson, future Power opponents scheduled for LSU include Miami FL (2018; in Arlington, TX), Texas (2019-20), UCLA (2021 & 2024), Oklahoma (2027-28), and Arizona State (2029-30).
Clemson also announced today that they have added the Troy Trojans to their 2025 football schedule. The Tigers will host the Trojans on Sept. 6.