A new season brings new amenities to Alex Box Stadium, as LSU is debuting a slate of upgrades that includes a videoboard billed as college baseball’s largest.
Between the 2018 and 2019 college baseball seasons, LSU made a variety of changes to Alex Box Stadium. Two new tented areas known as The Yard–located in the left field and right field corners–will serve beer and wine in an environment accessible to all fans fans ages 21 and over, as was covered here earlier this week.
Those areas will not be the only major additions to the fan amenities, however, as LSU has installed a new 2,700-square-foot videboard beyond the left field bleachers (rendering above). Additionally, Alex Box Stadium will now feature televisions in its concession areas and The Intimidator billboard beyond the right field wall has been refreshed. Those improvements, along with a new weight room and alumni locker room debuting in April plus the planned unveiling of Legacy Plaza in May, will give the ballpark a refreshed look in 2019. More from The Advocate:
• Legacy Plaza: Adjacent to the current Champions Plaza, near the home-plate area of Alex Box, will be a new project called Legacy Plaza. While Champions Plaza honors LSU baseball’s six College World Series titles, Legacy Plaza will commemorate the Tigers’ Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles, as well as its CWS appearances. The centerpiece of Legacy Plaza will be a bronze statue of former coach and athletic director Skip Bertman — the first former LSU coach to be so honored. [LSU’s senior associate athletic director for facilities and project development Emmett] David said LSU has tentative plans to complete the project by mid-May.
Even though LSU perennially leads all college baseball programs in attendance, David said the Alex Box Stadium improvements have been made with an eye to elevating the fan experience.
“It’s focused on patronage,” he said. “What do fans really want? We want to help attract more people to the games.”
LSU is rolling out many of these upgrades as the baseball program prepares for its home opener, which will take place Friday when the Tigers host Louisiana-Monroe.
Image courtesy LSU.