ESPN names the SEC's best stadium
ESPN continued its roundtable series on Tuesday morning, this time debating which schools have the best stadiums in each Power 5 conference. The panel included Clemson (ACC), Ohio State (Big Ten), Baylor (Big 12), and Washington (Pac-12) for those who don’t play in the Southeastern Conference.
But the best stadium in the SEC award goes to… the LSU Tigers.
“What makes a great stadium? Environment? Tradition? Capacity? Tiger Stadium has a combination of all these things, and when it comes to the best stadiums in the SEC, it’s LSU and then everybody else,” wrote Greg Ostendorf. “There’s a reason ESPN writer Wright Thompson described it as ‘the best place in the world to watch a sporting event’ after the 2008 Alabama game. The environment is unlike any other place in college football, especially once the sun goes down. It’s iconic with the eye of the Tiger as the midfield logo. And it’s now the third-largest stadium in the SEC (102,321) after recent renovations that also included 70 suites and more than 3,000 club seats.
“It’s one of those stadiums that needs to be on your bucket list.”
Since coach Les Miles took over the program in 2005, LSU has compiled a 67-10 (87.0 winning percentage) record at home in Death Valley. That ranks No. 6 among all Power 5 programs, and 2nd in the SEC behind Alabama (68-10).