LSU plans to build an exhibit to honor its bowl victories at Tiger Stadium's south end zone plaza.
Construction on the exhibit is expected to begin after this season, on Dec. 1, and be complete by April 1, according to documents. The exhibit will cost no more than $1.6 million, but other specifics are not known. Tiger Athletic Foundation has already raised the private funds needed to finance the project.
The LSU Board of Supervisors is scheduled to approve construction at its meeting next Friday by leasing the property to TAF, a normal protocol in these types of facilities enhancements.
The exhibit is described in documents as an “LSU football bowl victory recognition exhibit.” It will be constructed just outside of Tiger Stadium's south end zone addition, between the south side of Tiger Stadium and South Stadium Drive, a school spokesman confirmed.
The Advocate had previously written that the exhibit would reside where the school demolished the south end zone dorms.
The Tigers have appeared in 48 bowls. They have a record of 25-22-1 in those games. LSU’s bowl streak of 17 years is longer than all but four teams in college football.
LSU’s edge-rushing position took another hit this week.
The school demolished the dorms under the south end zone stands over the spring and summer, creating a massive swath of open space there. Athletic director Joe Alleva suggested in the spring that a food court or/and a sports bar could be built in the area at some point.
LSU continues to beautify its facility, partially in hope of encouraging fans to brave the weather and traffic to attend games. The school plans to renovate the Pete Maravich Assembly Center to add premium club seating, where alcohol can be sold. The program turned the south end zone upper deck at Tiger Stadium into premium seating this season, allowing the school to sell alcohol.
Ed Orgeron’s high school coach at South Lafourche was old school.