LSU’s Tiger Stadium Is the Best College Football Stadium in U.S.
- Jul 11, 2014
LSU’s Tiger Stadium is known throughout the nation as the most difficult place for a visiting team to play. It’s scary, it’s loud and, according to a poll recently conducted by Athlon Sports, it’s also the best college football stadium in the United States, with the best game-day atmosphere.
The stadium opened on Nov. 5, 1924. At that time, it had only 12,000 seats. Over the years, the stadium underwent several renovation and expansion projects, and, last season, its official seating capacity was 92,542, making it the eighth largest on-campus stadium in the NCAA and the 18th largest stadium in the world.
Death Valley is currently undergoing another expansion project. At a cost of $75 million, the renovation started in 2012, and it is scheduled for completion this summer. The project calls for the construction of 24 suites, a 3,000-seat club section, 1,500 in regular seating and 400 to 600 in standing room only. It will increase the stadium’s capacity to about 100,000, making it the seventh largest on-campus college football stadium in the NCAA.
Athlon Sports has asked 15 college football experts to help rank the best college football stadiums and game day atmospheres in the nation. LSU’s Tiger Stadium easily outpaced the competition. Death Valley was on all but two of the 15 ballots, receiving the most first place votes, seven. It was ranked No. 1 or No. 2 on 11 of the 15 ballots. Ohio State’s Horseshoe came in on second place, with Oregon’s Autzen Stadium finishing on third.
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