M. L. Tigue Moore Field

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M.L. 'Tigue' Moore Field
The Tigue
Full name M.L. 'Tigue' Moore Field at Russo Park
Former names Moore Family Field (1978-1995)
M.L. 'Tigue' Moore Field (1995-2016)
M.L. 'Tigue' Moore Park at Russo Park (2017-Present)
Location 121 Reinhardt Drive Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Coordinates 30°12′49″N 92°02′30″W / 30.213619°N 92.041801°W / 30.213619; -92.041801Coordinates: 30°12′49″N 92°02′30″W / 30.213619°N 92.041801°W / 30.213619; -92.041801
Owner University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Operator University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Capacity 3,755
Field size 330 feet (Left field)
375 feet (Left center field)
400 feet (Center field)
375 feet (Right center field)
330 feet (Right field)
Surface ProGrass Synthetic Turf System
Scoreboard Daktronics HD video board
Construction
Opened 1978
Renovated 2010, 2013, 2016
Closed May 22, 2016
Reopened before February 2017 (planned)
Demolished July 28, 2016
Tenants
Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns baseball (1983–present)
Lafayette Bullfrogs (CBL) (1999-2000)

M. L. Tigue Moore Field at Russo Park is a ballpark located in Lafayette, Louisiana. It was built in 1979 and currently has a capacity of 3,755 spectators, not including standing room only. It is the home stadium of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns baseball team. It was also home to the Lafayette Bullfrogs of the Central Baseball League. The facility originally named Moore Field was renamed after University of Louisiana at Lafayette benefactor, M.L. Tigue Moore's death in 1994.

History[edit]

Since 1999, the Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin Cajuns have consistently ranked in the Top 50 nationally in total and average home attendance. During the Cajuns’ 2000 College World Series run, Louisiana–Lafayette ranked 26th in total home attendance and hosted its first NCAA Regional. The 2014 season saw a record 145,589 enter "The Tigue" throughout the team's run to the NCAA Super Regionals.

In 2016, the program sold out of season tickets for the first time in school history with 3,002 available tickets sold.[1]

Tigue Moore Field has hosted the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament on five occasions (1997, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2013), NCAA Regionals three times (2000, 2014, 2016) and the NCAA Super Regionals once (2014)[2]

Renovations[edit]

In 2010 "The Tigue" was converted from a natural surface to a full ProGrass Synthetic Turf System. Following the 2013 regular season, the scoreboard was replaced with a Daktronics HD video board and LED display.

Current renovations began following the 2016 season. Improvements include a complete demolition and rebuild of the grandstand and full integration with bleachers, new restrooms, new concessions along the 1st & 3rd baseline terrace areas, new suites, a club room, expanded overhangs (for both the grandstand and bleacher areas) and increased capacity to 5,000. The cost is projected to be over $16 million[3]

Attendance[edit]

Year W L T Total Average Nat'l Rank Conf Rank State Rank
2016 24 7 0 129,507 4,178 12 1 2
2015[4] 19 9 0 101,626 3,909 11 1 2
2014[5] 32 8 0 145,589 3,831 10 1 2
2013[6] 28 8 0 72,898 2,144 30 1 2
2012[7] 14 13 0 56,122 2,079 30 1 3
2011[8] 20 8 0 92,784 3,314 18 1 2
2010[9] 23 10 0 58,803 1,897 32 1 3
2009[10] 14 10 1 50,523 2,105 30 1 3
2008[11] 16 12 0 46,661 1,866 31 1 3
2007[12] 22 2 0 53,968 2,346 24 1 3
2006[13] 23 7 0 62,736 2,091 28 1 3
2005[14] 27 6 0 59,590 1,862 31 1 3
2004[15] 25 6 0 44,718 1,433 38 1 3
2003[16] 18 15 0 67,319 2,321 20 1 3
2002[17] 20 8 0 44,948 1,729 28 1 3
2001[18] 22 10 0 42,490 1,465 30 1 3
2000[19] 30 3 0 46,575 1,502 26 1 3
  • All rankings done by average attendance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cajuns Baseball Sells Out Season Tickets For The First Time In Program History". ragincajuns.com. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  2. ^ "M.L. Tigue Moore Field". ragincajuns.com. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  3. ^ "UL Releases Statement On Renovations Of M.L. Tigue Moore Fieldurl = http://espn1420.com/ul-releases-statement-on-renovations-of-m-l-tigue-moore-field/".  External link in |title= (help);
  4. ^ "2015 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  5. ^ "2014 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  6. ^ "NCBWA 2013 Final Attendance Report" (PDF). sportswriters.net. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  7. ^ "2012 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  8. ^ "NCBWA 2011 Final Attendance Report" (PDF). sportswriters.net. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  9. ^ "2010 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  10. ^ "2009 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  11. ^ "2008 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  12. ^ "2007 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  13. ^ "2006 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  14. ^ "2005 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  15. ^ "2004 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  16. ^ "2003 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  17. ^ "2002 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  18. ^ "2001 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  19. ^ "2000 NCAA Attendance Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 

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