Tiger Stadium, located on the campus of Louisiana State University and home of the LSU Tigers is just eight miles from Turnberry Place. When filled to capacity, Tiger Stadium becomes the fifth largest “city” in the state of Louisiana.
Also known as Death Valley, Tiger Stadium is recognized for having one of the best college game day experiences in the country. It can be one of the most difficult places for opponents to play due to noise. Celebrated Coach Bear Bryant commented that he didn’t like playing in Baton Rouge. In fact, Tiger Stadium registered on the Richter scale once due to noise. It was the site of the legendary “Earthquake Game” against Auburn in 1988. LSU quarterback Tommy Hodson completed the game-winning touchdown pass to running back Eddie Fuller in the last few seconds of the game. The crowd reaction registered as a legitimate earthquake on the seismograph in the Louisiana Geological Survey office on campus. LSU won the game 7-6.
Tiger Stadium opened in 1924 with a capacity of 12,000 but has grown to its current capacity of over 102,000 making it the third largest in the SEC and the sixth largest stadium in the NCAA and the seventh largest in the world.
There’s nothing quite like a Saturday night in Death Valley and as soon as you hear it you’ll know. “Ladies and Gentleman it’s Saturday night in Death Valley and here are your fighting Tigers.”