Alex Box Stadium at Louisiana State UniversityNicholson Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Design Achievement - When the moment came for LSU to replace Alex Box Stadium, its venerable home of nearly 60 years, athletic department officials selected GraceHebert Architects, who partnered with DLR Group, to design a new venue to continue the program's tradition of baseball excellence. The design team committed to melding the history of LSU baseball into a new design that conveys the glory and mystique of Tiger baseball and the special relationship the program shares with its fans. The playing field, player development areas, and coaching offices are unmatched, and a raised concourse provides clear views of the action to all fans. The vertical nature of the seating bowl, tower elements, and signature entry stairs create impressive entry sequences into the facility. The LSU color scheme is used liberally throughout the interior and exterior of the stadium to tie into the overall character of the campus and LSU athletics brand.
Scope Summary - Decades of history took its toll on the old Alex Box Stadium, many new upgrades were needed to bring the Tigers into the 21st century. The design needed to accommodate the record setting crowds into the New Alex Box Stadium and with 8,550 seats and 18 suites the capacity dwarfs the original 2,500 stadium. Tucked underneath the seating bowl is a club lounge for more than 200 fans. The design also includes a new LSU Baseball Hall of Fame, a stand-alone indoor practice facility that provides four, full-length batting tunnels. These tunnels can also act as an open practice area. DLR Group provided architectural design services.