Strawberry Stadium

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Strawberry Stadium
Southeastern parking garage 2010-01-08.JPG
Location 910 North Hazel Street
Hammond, LA 70402
Coordinates 30°30′39″N 90°28′6″W / 30.51083°N 90.46833°W / 30.51083; -90.46833Coordinates: 30°30′39″N 90°28′6″W / 30.51083°N 90.46833°W / 30.51083; -90.46833
Owner Southeastern Louisiana University
Operator Southeastern Louisiana University
Executive suites Victory Club (116 seats) and five suites (15 seats each)
Capacity 7,408 (2003-present)
8,396 (1970-2002)
7,200 (1937-1969)
Construction
Broke ground May 12, 1937[1]
Opened September 17, 1937[1]
Construction cost $144,000[2]
($2.36 million in 2015 dollars[3])
Tenants
Southeastern Louisiana University Lions (NCAA) (1936–present)

Strawberry Stadium is a 7,408-seat football stadium in Hammond, Louisiana. It is home to the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions football team. The facility was constructed in 1937 as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s WPA program under project #3014.

A renovation completed prior to the 2007 football season added club seating, six luxury suites, each accommodating 15 fans, as well as 116 seats outside of the Victory Club. The renovation also increased the press box size.[4][5] In addition, a new multilevel parking garage for 500 vehicles was constructed to the west of the stadium and connected to it. Before the 2012 season, new turf has been installed after being used at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  1. ^ a b Barker, Emily (October 31, 2011). "Strawberry Stadium to Host 74th Homecoming". The Lion's Roar (Southeastern Louisiana University). Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Strawberry Stadium at Southeastern College in Hammond, Louisiana in 1939". State Digital Library of Louisiana. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Premium Seating". Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Strawberry Stadium". Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 

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