Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field

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Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field
Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field (Baton Rouge).jpg
LocationGourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
 United States
Coordinates30°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
OwnerLouisiana State University
OperatorLSU Athletics Department
Capacity10,326
Record attendance12,737
(27 April 2013 vs. South Carolina)[1]
Field sizeFoul lines: 330 ft
Power alleys: 365 ft
Center: 405 ft
Height of fence: 10 ft
Height of batters' eye: 40 ft
SurfaceNatural grass
Construction
Opened2009
ArchitectGrace & Herbert (architect); DLR Group (stadium design); Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (playing field design)
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 brought 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 the 2017 season, the LSU Tigers drew an average home attendance of 10,644, the highest of all college baseball teams.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

Top 20 Paid† Attendance Figures at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.[10]
Rank Attendance Opponent Date Winner, Score
1. 12,727 † South Carolina Apr. 27, 2013 USC, 4-2
2. 12,472 New Orleans Feb. 14, 2014 LSU, 2-0
3. 12,373 Maryland Feb. 15, 2013 LSU, 1-0
4. 12,313 Alabama Apr. 17, 2010 LSU, 9-7
5. 12,193 Ole Miss May 17, 2013 LSU, 5-4
6. 12,164 Ole Miss Mar. 14, 2015 OM, 5-3
7. 12,153 †† Oklahoma Jun. 8, 2013 LSU, 11-1
8. 12,085 Sam Houston St. Jun. 1, 2013 LSU, 8-5
9. 12,076 Florida Mar. 18, 2011 UF, 5-4
10. 12,070 Wake Forest Feb. 18, 2011 LSU, 15-4
11. 12,042 Texas A&M Apr. 24, 2015 LSU, 9-6
12. 12,007 Oklahoma Jun. 7, 2013 LSU, 2-0
13. 11,976 Stony Brook Jun. 10, 2012 SB, 7-2
14. 11,906 Cincinnati Feb. 19, 2016 LSU, 6-5
15. 11,838 Louisiana Jun. 2, 2013 LSU, 5-1
16. 11,836 Mississippi St. Jun. 10, 2017 LSU, 4-3
17. 11,827 Arkansas Apr. 8, 2017 LSU, 10-8
18. 11,803 Cal St. Fullerton Mar. 12, 2011 LSU, 7-6
19. 11,795 Louisiana Jun. 7, 2015 LSU, 6-3
20. 11,779 Louisiana Jun. 6,2015 LSU, 4-3
† The regular-season record for actual attendance is 10,246 set April 27, 2013,
against South Carolina (L, 4-2).
†† 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).
Total Attendance at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field [10]
Year Games Attendance Average
2009 41 394,068 9,611
2010 37 394,900 10,673
2011 37 390,595 10,557
2012 44 472,391 10,736
2013 43 473,298 11,007
2014 39 424,321 10,880
2015 39 421,771 10,815
2016 41 433,783 10,580
2017 39 418,291 10,725
Total 360 3,823,418 10,621
2017 National Attendance Leaders (Ranked by Average Attendance) [11]
Rank Team Total Attendance Avg. Attendance Games
1. LSU 418,291 10,725 39
2. Ole Miss 273,448 8,545 32
3. Arkansas 289,421 8,269 35
4. Mississippi State 254,785 7,962 32
5. South Carolina 258,407 7,178 36
6. Nebraska 124,086 5,395 23
7. Texas A&M 185,466 5,152 36
8. Texas 171,813 5,053 34
9. Louisiana 132,763 4,917 27
10. TCU 153,139 4,786 32

Tournaments Hosted[edit]

NCAA Regional Tournaments : 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
NCAA Super Regional Series : 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

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

2009–Present [10]
Year Games W-L-T Win Percentage
2009 42 33-9 .786
2010 38 30-8 .790
2011 37 28-9 .757
2012 44 35-9 .796
2013 43 39-4 .907
2014 39 31-7-1 .808
2015 39 33-6 .846
2016 41 28-13 .683
2017 39 32-7 .821
Totals 362 289-72-1 .800

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

Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field v. Alex Box Stadium[12]
Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field Section Alex Box Stadium
10,326 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)

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alabama vs LSU (Apr 17, 2010)". www.lsusports.net.
  2. ^ "TigerBait.com - Bertman has impacted all of college baseball". 14 May 2013.
  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 - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics". www.lsusports.net.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2013-05-16.
  6. ^ Cutler, Tami (June 11, 2013). "2013 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report" (PDF). Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  7. ^ "LSU Tops NCAA Baseball Attendance For 22nd Straight Season; Louisiana-Lafayette Moves Up - SportsBusiness Daily". m.sportsbusinessdaily.com.
  8. ^ Sorenson, Eric (5 October 2012). "Distiller's Dozen - The "Hey, Nice Stadium" Edition". CollegeBaseballToday.com. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  9. ^ Journey, Stadium. "Stadium Journey Announces 101 Best Stadium Experiences of 2012". PRLog.
  10. ^ a b c "Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics". www.lsusports.net.
  11. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/baseball_RB/2015/Attend.pdf
  12. ^ "Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics". www.lsusports.net.

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