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
Owner Louisiana State University
Operator LSU Athletics Department
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
Surface Natural grass
Construction
Opened 2009
Architect Grace & 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 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. 12,472 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 UL-Lafayette Jun. 2, 2013 LSU, 5-1
16. 11,803 Cal St. Fullerton Mar. 12, 2011 LSU, 7-6
17. 11,795 UL-Lafayette Jun. 7, 2015 LSU, 6-3
18. 11,779 UL-Lafayette Jun. 6, 2015 LSU, 4-3
19. 11,778 Tennessee Apr. 26,2014 UT, 6-3
20. 11,738 Cal St. Fullerton Mar. 11, 2011 LSU, 7-6
† 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 [9]
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
Total 321 3,405,127 10,608
2016 National Attendance Leaders (Ranked by Average Attendance) [10]
Rank Team Total Attendance Avg. Attendance Games
1. LSU 433,783 10,580 41
2. Ole Miss 291,714 8,579 34
3. Arkansas 265,718 8,053 33
4. Mississippi State 247,067 7,969 31
5. South Carolina 293,677 7,162 41
6. Nebraska 141,007 5,423 26
7. Texas A&M 212,768 5,319 40
8. Texas 162,970 5,093 37
9. Clemson 163,227 4,663 35
10. Alabama 133,720 4,611 29

Tournaments Hosted[edit]

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

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
2014 39 31-7-1 .794
2015 39 33-6 .846
2016 41 28-13 .683
Totals 323 257-65-1 .797

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

Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field v. Alex Box Stadium[11]
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)

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 (PDF) 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 http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=177194
  10. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/baseball_RB/2015/Attend.pdf
  11. ^ LSU Baseball Facilities

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