Tiger Stadium – East Side 1930s

Better known as “Death Valley,” Tiger Stadium is known as one of the most dreaded road playing football sites in America. The East stadium was built in 1926, West in 1932, North in 1937, and South in 1957. An addition was completed in 1978 and the new upper deck on the East side of the stadium was added in 2000. The original seating capacity was 12,000 in 1926 and the total capacity in 2021 is 102,321.

The playing field was moved 11 feet to the South in 1986 to provide more room between the back line and the North end zone and the curvature of the stadium fence which surrounds the field. It also put the playing area in the exact center of the stadium’s grassy surface.

The home of one of LSU’s proudest traditions, this unique structure also once served as a dormitory for approximately 1,500 students. In 1986, while LSU’s athletic dormitory Broussard Hall was being renovated, the LSU football players lived in Tiger Stadium. Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium remains one of the most recognized and revered places in college football. In the infamous words of former LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles, Tiger Stadium is, “the place where opposing teams’ dreams come to die.”

Geaux Tigers!

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