Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field

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Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field
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Location Gourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
 United States
Coordinates 30°24′25″N 91°11′14″W / 30.40696°N 91.18731°W / 30.40696; -91.18731Coordinates: 30°24′25″N 91°11′14″W / 30.40696°N 91.18731°W / 30.40696; -91.18731
Opened 2009
Owner Louisiana State University
Operator LSU Athletics Department
Surface Natural grass
Architect Grace & Herbert (architect); DLR Group (stadium design); Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (playing field design)
Capacity 10,326
Record attendance 12,737
(27 April 2013 vs. South Carolina)[1]
Field size Foul lines: 330 ft
Power alleys: 365 ft
Center: 405 ft
Height of fence: 10 ft
Height of batters' eye: 40 ft
Tenants
LSU Tigers baseball (NCAA)

Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field is a baseball stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[2] It is the home stadium of the Louisiana State University Tigers college baseball team. The stadium section (and LSU's previous baseball stadium 200 yards to the north) were named for Simeon Alex Box, an LSU letterman (1942), purple heart and distinguished service cross recipient, who was killed in North Africa during World War II. On May 17, 2013, prior to a game against Ole Miss, the field was named and dedicated in honor of former LSU head baseball coach and athletic director, Skip Bertman.[3]

A design team of Grace & Herbert, DLR Group, and Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company designed Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field which opened during the 2009 season. Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field was slated to hold 8,500 fans but the addition of left field seating from Alex Box Stadium brought capacity up to 9,200. Additional seating in right field was added before the 2010 season, bringing the total (official) capacity to 10,150. Construction of additional suites for the 2012 season will bring the capacity to 10,326.

The first game of the new stadium was played February 20, 2009. LSU beat Villanova by a final score of 12–3 in front of a crowd totaling 9,054.[4] Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field was named the American Sports Builders Association Facility of the Year 2009.[5]

Attendance[edit]

In 2013, the Tigers ranked 1st among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 11,006 per home game.[6]

In 2012, college baseball writer Eric Sorenson ranked the stadium as the second best big game atmosphere in college baseball behind Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field.[7] Stadium Journey Magazine also listed Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field among the "101 Best Stadium Experiences of 2012", the only college baseball venue so honored.[8]

Top 20 Paid† Attendance Figures at Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field.[9]
Rank Attendance Opponent Date Winner, Score
1. 12,727 †† South Carolina Apr. 27, 2013 USC, 4-2
2. 12,373 Maryland Feb. 15, 2013 LSU, 1-0
3. 12,313 Alabama Apr. 17, 2010 LSU, 9-7
4. 12,193 Ole Miss May 17, 2013 LSU, 5-4
5. 12,153 † Oklahoma Jun. 8, 2013 LSU, 11-1
6. 12,085 Sam Houston St. Jun. 1, 2013 LSU, 8-5
7. 12,076 Florida Mar. 18, 2011 UF, 5-4
8. 12,070 Wake Forest Feb. 18, 2011 LSU, 15-4
9. 12,007 Oklahoma Jun. 7, 2013 LSU, 2-0
10. 11,976 Stony Brook Jun. 10, 2012 SB, 7-2
11. 11,838 UL-Lafayette June 2, 2013 LSU, 5-1
12. 11,803 Cal St. Fullerton Mar. 12, 2011 LSU, 7-6
13. 11,738 Cal St. Fullerton Mar. 11, 2011 LSU, 7-6
14. 11,710 Arkansas Mar. 31, 2012 LSU, 2-1
15. 11,703 Florida Mar. 19, 2011 UF, 1-0
16. 11,695 South Carolina Apr. 26, 2013 LSU, 5-2
17. 11,686 Ole Miss May 18, 2013 UM, 11-9
18. 11,676 Georgia Apr. 28, 2012 LSU, 8-4
19. 11,608 Kentucky Apr. 6, 2013 LSU, 9-1
20. 11,588 Centenary Feb. 19, 2010 LSU, 5-4
† The LSU record for actual attendance at Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field is 11,401, which was
set June 8, 2013, in the NCAA Super Regional game 2 against Oklahoma (W, 11-1).
†† The regular-season record for actual attendance is 10,246 set April 27, 2013,
against South Carolina (L, 4-2).
Total Attendance at Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field [9]
Year Games Attendance Average
2009 42 403,056 9,596
2010 38 404,916 10,655
2011 37 390,595 10,556
2012 44 472,391 10,736
2013 43 473,298 11,006
Total 204 2,144,256 10,511
2012 National Attendance Leaders (Ranked by Average Attendance) [9]
Rank Team Total Attendance Avg. Attendance Games
1. LSU 473,298 11,006 43
2. Arkansas 250,055 8,335 30
3. Ole Miss 239,909 7,996 30
4. Mississippi St. 281,840 7,617 37
5. South Carolina 260,605 7,445 35
6. Texas 185,400 5,793 32
7. Clemson 147,296 4,751 31
8. Florida State 183,770 4,594 40
9. Texas A&M 149,263 4,523 33
10. Florida 126,421 3,511 36

Tournaments Hosted[edit]

NCAA Regional Tournaments : 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
NCAA Super Regional Series : 2009, 2012, 2013

LSU Record at Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field[edit]

2009–Present [9]
Year Games W-L-T Win Percentage
2009 42 33-9 .786
2010 38 30-8 .789
2011 37 28-9 .756
2012 44 35-9 .795
2013 43 39-4 .907
Totals 204 165-39 .809

Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field v. Alex Box Stadium[edit]

Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field v. Alex Box Stadium[10]
Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field Section Alex Box Stadium
10,150 Seating 7,760
3,878 Grandstand (Under Roof) 2,800
6,272 Bleachers 4,522
9,274 sq ft (861.6 m2) Restrooms 2,000 sq ft (190 m2)
5,000 sq ft (460 m2) Concessions 2,200 sq ft (200 m2)
500 sq ft (46 m2) Arcade N/A
8,588 sq ft (797.9 m2) Suites N/A
1,800 sq ft (170 m2) Club Lounge N/A
9,380 sq ft (871 m2) Team Area 3,000 sq ft (280 m2)
2,000 sq ft (190 m2) Press Area 250 sq ft (23 m2)

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lsusports.net/fls/5200/assets/docs/bb/10stats/lsu417.htm
  2. ^ http://lsu.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1505808
  3. ^ Seth Landry (2013-05-17). "On Bertman's Night, LSU Uses Homer for Win". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ Record Crowd Watches Win, Opening of Alex Box Stadium
  5. ^ http://sportsbuilders.org/page.php?id=600
  6. ^ Cutler, Tami (June 11, 2013). "2013 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report". Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ Sorenson, Eric (5 October 2012). "Distiller's Dozen - The "Hey, Nice Stadium" Edition". CollegeBaseballToday.com. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.prlog.org/12058734-stadium-journey-announces-101-best-stadium-experiences-of-2012.html
  9. ^ a b c d http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=177194
  10. ^ LSU Baseball Facilities

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