Tiger Stadium (LSU)
The Tiger Stadium at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge is an American football stadium. With 92,542 seats it is the seventh largest stadium on a university campus. The stadium is one of, if not the, loudest stadium in college football, and thus also one of those that give the home team the greatest advantage.
Several surveys referred to the Tiger Stadium as the toughest in college football for an away team, including the College Football Association in 1987, The Sporting News in 1989, Gannett News Service in 1995 and Sport Magazine in 1998. ESPN described the stadium as " scariest place at" with the remark that it is the loudest stadium in the United States by far. ESPN has already been measured in the stadium in 2003 on the Game against Auburn 119 decibels, CBS in 2007 came to 115 decibels during the game against the Florida State University. The nickname of the stadium is " Death Valley ", which has been formed over the past decades from the original "Deaf Valley ".
In the NFL 2005 season, the New Orleans Saints played some games at the stadium, as the Louisiana Superdome was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The stadium was built in 1924 with 10,000 seats, in 1931 it grew to 20,000 seats in 1936 were added 24,000 new seats. Actually, the Parliament of Louisiana had only provided money for new halls of residence for students; however, interpreted Governor Huey P. Long household items so that he built directly into the stadium and new residence halls on these 24,000 seats. By 1953, the stadium came to 78,000 seats, with the expansion of the south stand the shape of a horseshoe design transformed into a completely enclosed stadium. The recent enlargement was completed in summer 2006 and brought the stadium through the construction of box seats to its current number of seats from 92,400. The attendance record is correspondingly young and stems of 6 October 2007, when the Tigers (# 1) Florida Gators (# 9) 28 to 24 defeated.
The Tiger Stadium is one of three stadiums in college football, where the door rests on two pillars instead as otherwise prescribed on a, which forks. The traditional design, which is in Louisiana, use other universities often only at major derbies because they are afraid that their fans could otherwise damage the gate hard, and there are casualties.