MUSIC - Foot stompin music by Grand Funk Railroad
Photographed in 1997 using film.
Tiger Stadium "Death Valley" - Opened in 1924 and still in use. Home to LSU football. Also served as a temporary home for the New Orleans Saints in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. The Saints played 4 games here.
Tiger stadium has been renovated and expanded numerous times, as have most college football venues. The last one was in 2014 which brought seating to a whopping 102,321.
Location - Tiger Stadium - Nicholson Dr., N. Stadium Rd. Baton Rouge, Louisiana -- Bounded by Dalrymple Dr., Fieldhouse Dr.
The smell of crawfish, gumbo and jambalaya fills the air around Tiger Stadium on Saturday afternoons in the fall. The food at the tailgate parties is almost as hot as the action inside Tiger Stadium or Death Valley as the locals call it. The Stadium is LOUD and electric and generally a miserable place to play for opponents of LSU. On gameday over 100,000 fans jam Tiger Stadium and it becomes the fifth largest city in Louisiana. Chants of "GEAUX TIGERS" and "Tiger bait!" cascade down on the field. During a game against Florida on October 6, 2007, CBS recorded a decibel level of 130. THAT is loud!
Tiger Stadium opened for the last game of the 1924 football season in a loss to rival Tulane. Since then, LSU has gone on to post a winning percentage over .700. The first night game took place way back in 1931 against Spring Hill. It was a 35-0 victory for LSU. In 2006, LSU celebrated 75 years of night football at Tiger stadium. The Tigers play the majority of their home games at night and have had much more success under the lights than during the day.
Tiger stadium is one of the greatest college stadiums in the country. Fans flock from all over Louisiana to cheer on their Tigers. The tailgating is legendary as is the football. If you get the chance and can get a ticket, make tracks to Baton Rouge and LSU.