Tiger Stadium is already widely-regarded as the toughest place to play in college football and one of the top environments in all of sports, and now it’s going to get even better after LSU announced the capacity at Tiger Stadium has increased to 102, 321.
The expansion in the south end zone is nearing completion and after more than two years of planning and construction, the Tigers now move past the 100,000 mark and are now among the biggest stadiums in all of college football.
“The south endzone addition brings much more to Tiger Stadium than just seats,” LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in the release via the Advocate, though. “As part of the expansion we have added two high-definition video boards, two additional LED ribbon boards and replaced the two LED ribbon boards that already existed in the stadium all in an effort to enhance the in-game experience for our fans.
“We are also in the process of installing a stadium-wide system that will allow our fans to have better cellular connectivity, which has become such a big part of the fan experience.”
— Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette) July 11, 2014
Tiger Stadium has the sixth-largest on-campus capacity in college football, behind the Big House at Michigan which is the largest with a 109,901 capacity, Penn State’s Beaver Stadium, the newly-expanded Kyle Field at Texas A&M, Ohio State’s Horseshoe, and Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium.
The additional 12,000 seats in the stadium affectionately referred to as Death Valley will hold more rabid LSU fans that will continue to make LSU one of the top home-field advantages in college football, especially on Saturday nights when earthquakes are known to happen during Tigers games.