Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
|Owner||Louisiana State University|
|Operator||LSU Athletics Department|
(27 April 2013 vs. South Carolina)
|Field size||Foul lines: 330 ft
Power alleys: 365 ft
Center: 405 ft
Height of fence: 10 ft
Height of batters' eye: 40 ft
|Architect||Grace & Herbert (architect); DLR Group (stadium design); Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (playing field design)|
|LSU Tigers baseball (NCAA)|
Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field is a baseball stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 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.
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. Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field was named the American Sports Builders Association Facility of the Year 2009.
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. 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.
|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).
|Rank||Team||Total Attendance||Avg. Attendance||Games|
NCAA Regional Tournaments : 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
NCAA Super Regional Series : 2009, 2012, 2013
LSU Record at Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field
Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field v. Alex Box Stadium
|Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field||Section||Alex Box Stadium|
|3,878||Grandstand (Under Roof)||2,800|
|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)|
- Seth Landry (2013-05-17). "On Bertman's Night, LSU Uses Homer for Win". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- Record Crowd Watches Win, Opening of Alex Box Stadium
- 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.
- 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.
- LSU Baseball Facilities
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field.|
- Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field at LSUSports.net
- Photos and Review on Ballparkreviews.com
- Simeon "Alex" Box at baseballinwartime.co.uk