More than two years after initially proposing its expansion for Tiger Stadium's south end zone, LSU is putting the finishing touches on that project and has offically announced its post-expansion stadium capacity -- one that places it squarely among the largest venues in the country.
Via the official LSU Twitter feed, because everything's more fun with graphics:
Per an LSU release published by the Baton Rouge Advocate, the expansion will give Tiger Stadium the fifth-highest on-campus capacity in college football and second-highest in the SEC, behind Michigan's Big House, Penn State's Beaver Stadium, Ohio State's Horseshoe, and Tennessee's Neyland Stadium.
Texas A&M's Kyle Field could move past Tiger Stadium when its current renovation project is completed, with its projected capacity set at 102,500 -- but that number could change before the project is completed.
“The south endzone addition brings much more to Tiger Stadium than just seats,” LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in the release, though. “As part of the expansion we have added two high-definition video boards, two additional LED ribbon boards and replaced the two LED ribbon boards that already existed in the stadium all in an effort to enhance the in-game experience for our fans.
“We are also in the process of installing a stadium-wide system that will allow our fans to have better cellular connectivity, which has become such a big part of the fan experience.”
So, Alleva and the Tigers also have that going for them. But we have to ask: with 102,000 seats to fill, are they sure they don't want Florida on the schedule every other season?