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LSU proceeding with Tiger Stadium expansion

Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:13 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

LSU has received a unanimous approval from the Tiger Athletic Foundation to expand Tiger Stadium, according to athletic director Joe Alleva.

Alleva told the The Advocate the plans to enclose the South end zone upper deck still need the approval from the Board of Supervisors and Board of Regents, but the school's Vice Chancellor explained that "the ball is rolling."

The project, which would add 6,940 seats to Tiger Stadium's current capacity of 99,500, calls for the building of a free standing structure to connect the East and West upper decks. The structure would include a 1,500 seat upper deck on top of a club level and two levels of suites.

Sounds expensive, right? Not too hefty for the Tiger Athletic Foundation. The TAF currently plans to pay for the construction and use proceeds from the suite and ticket sales to "retire the debt." The two levels of luxury will include 60 different suites, each with room for 24 guests to enjoy LSU football.

The increased capacity would make Tiger Stadium the third largest in the SEC behind Tennessee's Neyland Stadium (102,455) and Alabama's Bryant Denny Stadium (101,821). Closing in the stadium will also give LSU an opportunity to remove the existing scoreboard and replace it with two video boards in either corner and above the South end zone stands.

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Comments

Since: Mar 4, 2012
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:39 am
 

LSU proceeding with Tiger Stadium expansion

That is a typo Tiger Stadiums current capacity is 92,542 the 6940 will bring it to around 99,482 they are just rounding up to 99,500.
 



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 5:01 pm
 

LSU proceeding with Tiger Stadium expansion

Can someone explain to me how it will be behind Tenn and alabama in capacity???????????

Does it not say it will add 6940 to the current capacity of 99500???   that equals 106,440.......

106,440 is more than Tenn(102,455) and Alabama(101,821).....


Someone please explain?


I caught that too but the only explanation is that they are going to lose some of their current seating in order to add the new addition in the demo phase.



Since: Feb 29, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:25 pm
 

LSU proceeding with Tiger Stadium expansion

Can someone explain to me how it will be behind Tenn and alabama in capacity???????????

Does it not say it will add 6940 to the current capacity of 99500???   that equals 106,440.......

106,440 is more than Tenn(102,455) and Alabama(101,821).....


Someone please explain?



Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:47 pm
 

LSU proceeding with Tiger Stadium expansion

When the LSU fans came to Mo-Town to play WVU they were some of the nicest fans we had ever seen.But i heard when you go to a LSU Home Game.The Best party is outside the Game.I've heard 35,000 people outside the Game,Nice.



Since: May 13, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:27 pm
 

LSU proceeding with Tiger Stadium expansion

There are to many nose bleeds seats as it is. As much as I love Tiger Stadium, I miss the nice small stadiums that you can see everything going on. And so the mighty dollar wins again.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:48 pm
 

LSU proceeding with Tiger Stadium expansion

They ought to be able to find 500 more seats somewhere so they can move capacity to 100,000 even. 



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:23 pm
 

LSU proceeding with Tiger Stadium expansion

current capacity is 92,542 not 99,500. it would be 99,500 after the project.


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