Work on LSU’s Parade Ground, a popular spot for tailgaters during football season, should be completed by late August.

Over the summer, mounds of sand have dotted the normally-grassy field as crews have prepped the lot at the heart of campus for re-surfacing.

According to LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard, soil and fiber re-enforced sand that was removed during a resurfacing project for two of LSU’s practice football fields has been transported to the Parade Ground and will be used to make the area more durable.

Ballard said LSU athletics donated the sand, soil and turf for the project, and labor is being covered by LSU Facility Services.

Turf from Tiger Stadium that had to be replaced after Bayou Country Superfest was used on the practice fields.

Ballard cited the whole project as an example of LSU’s commitment to sustainability and the re-use of materials.

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