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Encyclopedia > Tiger Stadium (LSU)
Tiger Stadium
"Death Valley"
Location Stadium Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Broke ground 1924
Opened November 25, 1924
Owner LSU
Operator LSU
Surface Grass
Tenants
LSU Tigers (NCAA) (1924-Present)
New Orleans Saints (NFL) (2005)
Capacity
92,400

Tiger Stadium is the home field of Louisiana State University football team. With a seating capacity of 92,400, it is the fifth largest on-campus college football stadium in the nation and third largest stadium in the SEC after Tennessee's Neyland Stadium and Georgia's Sanford Stadium. Tiger Stadium is generally considered one of the loudest and most electrifying college football atmospheres in the country. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... The LSU Tigers football team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I-A college football. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The LSU Tigers football team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I-A college football. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... Neyland Stadium is a sports stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. ... Sanford Stadium is the on-campus playing venue for football at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. ...

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Death Valley

Tiger Stadium is commonly referred to as "Death Valley," due to its high level of cheering during games. For example, during a nationally televised game against Auburn in 2003, ESPN recorded a noise level of 117 decibels at certain points in the game. Famed Alabama head coach coach Bear Bryant once remarked that Tiger Stadium is the worst place in the world to be a visiting team because playing there is "like playing inside of a drum." Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, in the United States. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The decibel (dB) is a logarithmic unit of measurement that expresses the magnitude of a physical quantity (usually power) relative to a specified or implied reference level. ... Paul William Bear Bryant (September 11, 1913–January 26, 1983) was an American college football coach. ...


Construction

Westside of Tiger Stadium

When the stadium opened in 1924, the seating capacity was 12,000, with grandstands on both sides of the playing field. In 1931, 10,000 seats were added to the existing grandstands. In 1936 capacity was more than doubled to 46,000 when the north endzone was enclosed with 24,000-seat addition. The horseshoe was eliminated in 1953 by the addition of the south grandstands. Unlike the existing stadium structure, they were double-decked in order to fit within the space provided The first of the two upper decks was added to the west side of the stadium in 1978 to bring capacity to approximately 78,000. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 758 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of the West side of Tiger Stadium. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 758 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of the West side of Tiger Stadium. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


The stadium was upgraded multiple times in the 1980s beginning with replacement of bench seats with chair back seats and waterproofing of the east and west stands in 1985. The playing surface was moved eleven feet to the south to center the field in 1986. The north and south ends of the stadium were waterproofed and chair back seats added in 1987 to bring those sections up to date with the 1985 improvements. Also in 1987 the press box was redecorated, a few more seats were installed at the upper portion of the west lower stands, and all seating within the stadium was renumbered using a uniform seat-width. By the end of the 1980s the stadium held 80,150 spectators. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


The official capacity of the stadium was lowered to 80,000 in 1994 when a section of seating was removed for renovations to the visiting team locker room. The east upper deck seating 11,600 was completed in 2000 and brought total capacity to 91,600. The west upper deck was torn down at the end of the 2004 season, and construction began on "The Stadium Club." The new suites contain over 3,200 special amenity seats as a well as a state-of-the-art press box. Construction on this addition was scheduled to be completed by the beginning of September 2005, but delayed due to Hurricane Katrina. Construction was completed for the 2006 season, bringing the stadium's capacity to its current official capacity of 92,400. During construction on the west side, a record-breaking crowd of 92,664 fans packed Tiger Stadium in a game against Auburn on October 22, 2005, as LSU defeated Auburn in overtime 20-17. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Auburn Tigers football represents Auburn University in NCAA Division I-A college football. ...


Lore

Tiger Stadium was the site of the legendary "Earthquake Game" against Auburn in 1988. LSU won the game, 7-6, when quarterback Tommy Hodson completed a game-winning touchdown pass to running back Eddie Fuller in the waning seconds of the game. The crowd reaction registered on a seismograph in the LSU Geology Department. The Earthquake Game is the name given to a famous college football game played in Louisiana State Universitys Tiger Stadium on October 8, 1988. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Tommy Hodson (Born: 1967) was a star quarterback for the LSU Tigers who had a brief career with the New England Patriots. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Seismographs (in Greek seismos = earthquake and graphein = write) are used by seismologists to record seismic waves. ...


Other famous moments include the Billy Cannon touchdown run on Halloween night in 1959 to win against Ole Miss, the last-second Bert Jones touchdown pass in 1972 against Ole Miss, and the 28-21 upset over top-ranked Florida. William Abb Billy Cannon (born August 2, 1937) is an All-American and 1959 Heisman Trophy winner from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and one of the American Football Leagues most celebrated players. ... Halloween, or Halloween, is a tradition celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets, fruit, and other gifts, called most commonly trick-or-treating. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lyceum The University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) is public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. ... Bertram Hays Jones (born September 7, 1951 in Ruston, Louisiana) is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts and, briefly, the Los Angeles Rams. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ...


Moreover, Tiger Stadium is also known for night games, an idea that was first introduced in 1931 against Spring Hill (a 35-0 LSU victory). In 2006, LSU celebrated its 75th year of playing night football in Tiger Stadium. Since that first night game in 1931, LSU has played the majority of its games at night and the Tigers have fared much better under the lights than during the day. Since 1960, LSU is 201-59-3 (.773) at night in Tiger Stadium compared to an 20-22-3 (.476) record during the day over that span. Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Spring Hill College is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic Jesuit college in the United States. ...


Hurricane Katrina

A nearly empty Tiger Stadium, decorated for the Saints

Tiger Stadium at LSU served as a temporary relocation site for the New Orleans Saints for four games of the 2005 NFL season after Hurricane Katrina damaged the Superdome and left much of New Orleans under water. The Saints, however, utilized only 79,000 of Tiger Stadium's seats, though the attendance for each of the games was somewhat below that figure. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... Superdome redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ...


Notable Tiger Stadium Games

  • October 3, 1931: Tiger Stadium's first night game. LSU beats Spring Hill 35 - 0
  • October 31, 1959: Billy Cannon returns a punt 89 yards for a touchdown as LSU downed undefeated Ole Miss, 7 - 3.
  • October 8th, 1988: "The Earthquake Game" - LSU beats Auburn 7 - 6
  • October 11th, 1997: Unbeaten and ranked #1, Florida loses to LSU 28 - 21. This is the first time in Tiger Stadium history the goal posts were pulled down.
  • November 4, 2000: LSU beats Alabama for the first time in Tiger Stadium in 31 years (1969).
  • October 22, 2005: The largest crowd in Tiger Stadium at 92,664. LSU beats Auburn in overtime 20 - 17
  • October 30th, 2005: The first NFL game ever in Tiger Stadium takes place as the Miami Dolphins(21) defeat the New Orleans Saints(6).
  • November 6, 2005: New Orleans Saints (17) vs. Chicago Bears (20)
  • December 4, 2005: New Orleans Saints (3) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10)
  • December 18, 2005: New Orleans Saints (10) vs. Carolina Panthers (27)

William Abb Billy Cannon (born August 2, 1937) is an All-American and 1959 Heisman Trophy winner from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and one of the American Football Leagues most celebrated players. ... The Earthquake Game is the name given to a famous college football game played in Louisiana State Universitys Tiger Stadium on October 8, 1988. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002...

Trivia

Satellite image of Tiger Stadium
Pregame in Tiger Stadium
  • Tiger Stadium's structure includes several dormitories which are no longer in use. These became part of the stadium because the budget included money for dormitories but not the stadium expansion desired by Louisiana governor Huey Long. In order to get around the budget restrictions, Long had the dorms built into Tiger Stadium and included seating for football games.
  • Unlike most football fields, where only the yard lines ending in "0" are marked, Tiger Stadium also marks the yard lines ending in "5".
  • Tiger Stadium is one of only three Division I-A schools that still use the classic double-posted goal posts. They received special permission from the NCAA prior to the November 20, 1993 game against Tulane in conjunction with LSU's football centennial. These goal posts remained intact for the four New Orleans Saints games held in 2005, with special permission from the NFL. Under NFL rules in place since 1967, goalposts for NFL games must be "slingshot" style with a single post and bright gold in color. Tiger Stadium's goalposts are white. The only other I-A stadiums that use goalposts with two posts are Doak Campbell Stadium at Florida State and Martin Stadium at Washington State.

Image File history File links Tiger_Stadium_LSU.jpg File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Tiger_Stadium_LSU.jpg File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 783 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 783 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Huey Pierce Long, Jr. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... Doak Campbell Stadium and the Heritage Tower fountain at Florida State University Doak Campbell Stadium is the football stadium on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[6] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Martin Stadium is the primary field of Washington State Universitys Cougar football team. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ...

External links

  • Tiger Stadium from LSUSports.net
  • The Stadium Club
Preceded by
Louisiana Superdome
19752005
Home of the
New Orleans Saints
2005 (4 games)
Succeeded by
Louisiana Superdome
2006–present

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