College football season is in full swing here in Acadiana and we are ready to geaux! Whether you need spirit wear to cheer on your team or want to find a fun spot to watch the game, we’ve got you covered. Here are the local shops and businesses where you can get what you need to tailgate like a pro or just enjoy college football season here in Acadiana.

Looking for LSU or UL gear + spirit wear? Check these local stores:

  1. Bell's Sporting Goods: Find sports equipment and custom-designed team uniforms that are high-quality and affordable. In addition to sporting goods, you’ll also find UL and LSU outerwear to grab for the next sporting event, whether you’re up in the stands or watching from home.

  2. Awardmaster: If you’re a true fan, show off your team spirit with customized banners, coolers, and other tailgating gear. Awardmaster will screen print your team’s logo on just about anything you’ve got. Gooooo TEAM!

  3. Hub City Sports: We guarantee you’ll find any sports apparel or gear you could possibly want or need when you step inside. Whether you cheer for the Ragin’ Cajuns or the Tigers, you can get just about anything to show off your team spirit. Socks, decals, bottle name it!

  4. Parish Ink: Shop Parish Ink for trendy, artistic, + COMFY spirit wear, OR have something custom designed. These guys do fantastic screen printing and embroidery, and always with a friendly smile. Zing! Call/email/reach out today!

  5. Caroline & Company: In addition to being one of the most fashionable and trendy boutiques for gifts and clothing in Acadiana, they also sell cute accessories and apparel to wear on game day. Show up for the game in STYLE.

^ Shirts from Parish Ink!

^ Shirts from Parish Ink!

Set up your tailgate and fire up the grill:

  1. Took's Market: Everyone will want to stop by your tailgate when they smell that delicious meat on the grill. Stop by Took’s for all of your grilling needs from the meat down to the charcoal + grilling supplies. Don’t want to do your own grilling? Order from their FULL barbecue menu and they’ll do the cooking for you.

  2. Busch Fireplaces: When you load up on drinks, don’t forget the cooler! Grab a YETI cooler from Busch Fireplaces to keep your beers and other drinks cold and fresh during the tailgate.

  3. Hilton's Restaurant Supply: Cook up delicious tailgating treats with the BEST in cookware and kitchen equipment. Get all the grilling tools you could possibly need to keep those hotdogs and hamburgers coming.

Enjoy the game whether or not you’re at the stadium:

  1. Audio Video Innovators: If you’re watching the game from home, make sure to have a big screen set up for viewing. Audio Video Innovators can help you install a full home theater system so that you feel like you’re in the midst of the excitement from the comfort of your own living room. Whoa.

  2. Smitty's Wings: Fried chicken wings and draft beer is the perfect combo to make game-watching better than ever. Head over on game day to watch your team win. (Your taste buds will be cheering, too!)

  3. BJ's Pizza and Deli: Eat delicious pizza and sandwiches while watching the Ragin’ Cajuns take the field. If you stop by after the game, bring in your UL Ragin’ Cajuns football ticket stub and receive 15% off your next dine-in or pick-up order. Holla!

  4. White Diamond Billiards: Do you love a game of pool and watching football? Why not do both? Come shoot pool, eat delish food, enjoy fantastic customer service, and of course cheer on your team.

Grab a treat after the game:

  1. Professor Bob Beans Coffee Bar & Ice Cream Lab: Cool off after the game with a sweet ice cream pick-me-up. Bob Bean's ice cream is flash frozen and comes with tons of flavors and add-ins. You can also get coffee, shakes, and other sweet treats.

  2. Sky's the Limit Cakes: Grab cake pops or cupcakes on your way home from the game, or order a few to have at your next tailgate party. You’ll find something yummy for everyone with a menu of more than 30 cupcake flavors.

  3. The Cake Room Lafayette: Order an extra-special cake for your pre-game or after-game parties. Kayla’s cakes are made fresh to order and can be customized with a design that commemorates your favorite team.

  4. Gambino's Bakery: Have one of Gambino’s famous cakes or other bakery treats to celebrate your team’s win after the game. You simply cannot lose!

Your local Acadiana shops and businesses are gearing up for an exciting college football season, and we’re ready to get in school spirit with them. Explore Acadiana on Towny – your FREE resource for choosing local (+ getting rewarded for doing it!) Get easy-to-use Towny today!