LSU has at last released renderings and official plans for its south end zone expansion of Tiger Stadium.
Athletic department officials will present their proposal to the LSU Board of Supervisors at their April 27 meeting.
As was reported in The Advocate on March 1, the addition would include 60 suites (capacity of 24 people in each) and a 1,500-seat upper deck. The LSU plan now calls for about 3,000 club seats as compared to about 4,000 as was first reported in March.
An unspecified number of standing-room only tickets will also be part of the plan, as will be two new large video boards in the southeast and southwest corners of the stadium above the south end zone’s existing rim.
According to LSU, Tiger Stadium’s capacity would increase from 92,560 to just above or below 100,000. Back in March, we pegged the new capacity of Tiger Stadium at about 99,500.
If approved, construction would begin this fall with a target of completing the addition in time for the 2014 season. The existing scoreboard in the south end zone will be removed before the 2013 season, though the one in the north end zone will remain in place.
Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF) will seek a $100 million bond issue to fund the expansion project plus some additional facility needs for tennis, track and field and gymnastics, according to LSU athletic director Joe Alleva.
To see a photo gallery of the Tiger Stadium expansion project, click here.