State Field

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State Field
LSU-Old State Field 1922.jpg
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°27′16.06″N 91°11′20.07″W / 30.4544611°N 91.1889083°W / 30.4544611; -91.1889083Coordinates: 30°27′16.06″N 91°11′20.07″W / 30.4544611°N 91.1889083°W / 30.4544611; -91.1889083
Owner Louisiana State University
Operator Louisiana State University
Surface Grass
Opened 1893
Closed 1924
Tenants
LSU Tigers football (NCAA) (1893–1924)
LSU Tigers baseball
LSU Tigers basketball

State Field was the home stadium of the Louisiana State University Tigers football team from 1893 to 1924. The field was built on the old downtown campus of LSU. It was located south of the Pentagon Barracks and southwest of the site of the current Louisiana State Capital Building adjacent to the Hill Memorial Library and George Peabody Hall.[1][2] The field was known on the campus simply as the "athletic field" and was also used for LSU's basketball and baseball sports. The field was later moved to a site with bleachers that was north of the campuses experimental garden, and next to the old armoury building.[3]

LSU's first home game was played at State Field on December 3, 1894 against the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). The contest resulted in a 26-6 loss to Ole Miss. LSU's last home game at State Field was on November 15, 1924 against Northwestern State. LSU won this game by a score of 40-0. LSU moved to, the newly opened, Tiger Stadium the next week in a game against Tulane on November 27, 1924. During the 31 years that State Field was used as LSU's home field, 100 home games were played there. LSU's record at State Field was 81-18-1.

Players near the goal line in 1902 LSU vs. Auburn game at State Field

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  1. ^ Ruffin, Thomas F. Jackson, Jo; Hebert, Mary J., eds. Under Stately Oaks: A Pictorial History of LSU [The New Campus]. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. p. 40. ISBN 0-8071-2682-9. Retrieved September 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Ruffin, Thomas F. Jackson, Jo; Hebert, Mary J., eds. Under Stately Oaks: A Pictorial History of LSU [The New Campus]. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. p. 42. ISBN 0-8071-2682-9. Retrieved September 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=IcxiAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA79&lpg=PA79&dq=edmond+chavanne&source=bl&ots=8KoE1FlJ-H&sig=0VD7o2qFxcg8yZVD18htXtJ-7Rs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=avhHVKaBF4ilyASTzYCwBA&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAzge#v=onepage&q=edmond%20chavanne&f=false