Tiger stadium has seen some renovations this offseason. “The original structure was built in 1924 so it takes constant attention, inside and out, to get it ready for football season. We are not going to build a new stadium, so it is our responsibility to make this one a showpiece for years to come.” said Athletic Director Joe Alleva.
The stadium will feature several new things such as a 10-foot tall sign that will read “Tiger Stadium” facing Nicholson Drive on the west upper deck of the stadium. Also the archways around the stadium will feature lights that can change to purple and gold.
They added a new layer of paint to the outer façade of the stadium to help maintain the structure of the building as well as clean up the outside. Also there have been lights added to the big “LSU” sign on the north side scoreboard.
“These latest improvements to Tiger Stadium will help us tell the story of the history of Tiger football. Fans will be able to read about our greatest teams and our greatest players who will be forever honored on the gates of Death Valley,” says Joe Alleva.
The Tiger Athletic Foundation supporter Scotty Moran who has contributed significantly to the renovation of the stadium raised the funds and in turn the National Championship Plaza is named after him. The renovations to Tiger Stadium are privately funded through TAF with the use of no state tax dollars and no student fees.