LSU’s Tiger Stadium is one of five SEC football stadiums undergoing offseason renovations.
LSU is expanding Tiger Stadium’s south end zone, adding a new upper deck with luxury suites and club seats, which will bring the capacity to just over 100,000. You can view a final rendering here.
A similar addition to the north end zone has been discussed, but LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said the stadium’s current expansion would likely be the last.
“We have plenty of seats now,” he said. “Unless things change significantly, I can’t see us ever needing an(other) addition.”
Alleva said instead of a focus of future stadium expansion, LSU would concentrate on fan experience, which includes last year’s improved sound system and two high definition replay screens and possibly converting old dorms to restroom space.
But Alleva also touched on something last Friday that many fans are continually frustrated about: game day traffic.
Programs want to get more butts in seats, and improving traffic could be a big addition to overall fan game day experience. Alleva said the focus would be more on ramping up contraflow efforts after games and stationing police officers at different locations all to improve traffic direction and flow, after fans’ biggest complaints were parking and traffic.
The following Tiger Stadium renovation photos are from LSUSports.net.
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