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LSU offers preview of stadium expansion

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LSU is currently renovating Tiger Stadium with a new upper deck in the south end zone that will add luxury suites, close off the south end of the stadium and jump the stadium’s seating capacity over 100,000. That’s right. One of the toughest places for visiting teams to play is about to get bigger and louder.

On Monday afternoon LSU released a picture of what the final renovations should look like to give fans a digital preview of what is to come.

Tiger Stadium was expanded in 2000 with an expansion on the east side of the stadium to add over 11,000 additional seats. That brought the official seating capacity of Tiger Stadium up to 91,600. In 2004 the west side of the stadium was renovated to add luxury boxes. More club seats were added just a few years ago, but this expansion will make Tiger Stadium the third stadium in the SEC with a capacity over 100,000, joining Tennessee and Alabama. Texas A&M is underway on renovations to Kyle Field that are expected to increase the seating capacity over 100,00 as well.

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8 Responses to “LSU offers preview of stadium expansion”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Dec 16, 2013 6:19 PM

    There’s nothing better than the Tiger Walk to the stadium with the LSU Band on a fall Saturday. Tradition few can match. More seats, more fans, loud, loud, loud. The true Death Valley.

  2. teambringitstrong says: Dec 16, 2013 7:40 PM

    thefiesty1 says: Dec 16, 2013 6:19 PM

    There’s nothing better than the Tiger Walk to the stadium with the LSU Band on a fall Saturday. Tradition few can match. More seats, more fans, loud, loud, loud. The true Death Valley.
    You are wrong about that. Having been there as a visitor I can tell you NO ONE can match that atmosphere on a Saturday night.
    The fact that we never lost there as a visitor notwithstanding, Tiger Stadium is a beast.

  3. southernpatriots says: Dec 16, 2013 7:55 PM

    Expansion, a new scoreboard, and renovations, costing the Louisiana taxpayer $0 and the LSU students $0. Bonds paid by the LSU Foundation, all private donations.

    Should make it louder, more of an event and given the fact that the playoff system will through their use of Strength of Schedule, maybe the cream puffs will be discontinued and top competition will be scheduled.

    Having been there for the Earthquake Game in which the fans’ reaction after a score v. Auburn resulted in a ground tremor recorded as an earthquake about a mile away, and at other times when opposing teams come to have their dreams die (a Milesism), I can say I bring ear protection.

  4. teambringitstrong says: Dec 17, 2013 6:40 AM

    Tiger Stadium could seat only 60,000 and still be the loudest stadium in the country. The atmosphere there is unmatched, anywhere.
    I have no connection to the program whatsoever other than there as a visitor a couple of times so I think I can speak objectively.
    There’s some magical stuff that happens in BR on a Saturday night.

  5. pf1977 says: Dec 17, 2013 7:59 AM

    to think, they can still do a similar or larger expansion on the north end side of the stadium still.

  6. southernpatriots says: Dec 17, 2013 8:41 AM

    While I continue to convalesce, may I voice my concerns about this expansion?…..

    All tailgaters now have to tailgate about a mile from the stadium…well, it is not a mile, but it is a long distance, all our area is now roped off with construction materials and equipment filling the area.

    Also, the LSU Foundation needed to have a contract with construction company, like the state does with road and bridge construction and maintenance companies, that if they finish by a certain date, they receive a bonus. In order to get the bonus, the companies put on 3 shifts, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Construction crews at Tiger Stadium seem to be working in slow motion, and according to current LSU students, and do not work even every week day. I hope someone puts a fire under them to get this work done.

  7. bunyanj says: Dec 17, 2013 4:53 PM

    The real advantage that LSU has at Tiger Stadium is not the number of attendees, nor the noise level. The real impact on opposing teams and their fans is the obnoxious behavior of the drunken LSU attendees. I won’t call them fans because they are not worthy of that. They spend all day getting so drunk that they could not possibly be responsible for their behavior. They abuse the opponents fans by cursing them, throwing objects at them and abusing them in an any way possible. They throw objects at the opposing players and they damage vehicles and tailgate equipment of opposing fans.
    Add another 10,000 seats and LSU will have another 10,000 drunken obnoxious fans.
    If you want to experience sportsmanship and friendly fans, go to Texas A&M. I have been there, and they are the best. Just say, Howdy!

  8. alligatorsnapper says: Dec 17, 2013 9:30 PM

    Yeah, sure. Like the last game LSU played at College Station and beat Manziel and team at their home…the fans next to the field, including Aggies (what is the joke about them?) were hurling expletives toward the LSU players, coaches, and everyone in purple and gold. I did not test their alcohol level, nor did I stay with them all day to see how much they drank before the game, but the profanities and expletives were even hurled at the LSU cheerleaders and women sitting near the field.

    We beat the Aggies’ butts in College Station and in Baton Rouge. Next year we get to experience their great decorum and hospitality again with their great command of the English language and respect for ladies back at their home. Whoopee.

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