Well, I’ve been mostly MIA this week; I just can’t shake this writer’s block! Not to mention real life gets in the way of blogging sometimes!
Even though LSU won’t be playing for an SEC Championship or National Championship this year, we are still very proud of the Tigers! Finishing up the season 10-1 would be awesome, but they have two tough games standing in the way of that. The last home game of the season is tomorrow against Ole Miss.
- Tiger Stadium is also well-known by its nickname, Death Valley. The original nickname for the stadium was Deaf Valley  (distinguishing it from Clemson University's Memorial Stadium), due to its high level of cheering during games, but over the years this was misunderstood for "Death Valley".
- When filled to capacity, Tiger Stadium ranks as the sixth largest "city" by population in the state of Louisiana.
- In 1936 capacity was more than doubled to 46,000 when the north end zone was enclosed with a 24,000-seat addition. Money was not allocated in the state budget for the seating expansion, but money was allocated for dormitories. To bypass the legislature and increase his beloved school's stadium capacity, Governor Huey P. Long ordered that dormitories be built in the stadium, with seating above the student living quarters. Until the early 1990s, the West, North and South Stadium dormitories were featured as part of student housing at LSU. The dormitories were later converted to office space for Athletic Department staff and faculty.
- Tiger Stadium is one of only three Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools college stadiums in the nation who still uses the H style goal posts. This "H" style allows the team to run through the goal post in the north end zone when entering the field.
I may be biased, but Tiger Stadium is truly a magical place to be, especially on a crisp Saturday night!
Geaux Tigers, Beat the Rebels!