Alex Box Stadium Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, La.
Year in Showcase: 2010
The design team was committed to melding the history of LSU baseball and the special kinship fans shared with the revered Alex Box Stadium into the design of its replacement. Fans now cheer “Geaux Tigers” in a modern facility with an official capacity of 10,150. Many of the more than 4,000 chair-back seats are covered by a signature canopy element. For the first time in LSU baseball history, 18 suites are perched on either side of the press box above the grandstand, and more can easily be added in the future. Each suite accommodates 16 fans. The new Alex Box also features an air-conditioned club lounge underneath the seating bowl that is designed on par with those enjoyed by many major league clubs.
The stadium provides the team with 6,000 additional square feet of locker and meeting room space, while fans can enjoy an arcade and team store, a children’s playground, more restroom accommodations, additional concessions stands, expanded ticket booths and an LSU Baseball Hall of Fame. Color schemes tie into the overall character of the LSU campus and utilize strong accents that speak to the nationally recognizable LSU Athletics brand.
The exterior aesthetic of the facility fits with the entire LSU campus. The vertical nature of the seating bowl and related facilities creates a significant presence on the landscape. Tower elements and signature stairs create impressive entry sequences, enhancing the excitement as fans approach the ballpark.
Associate Architect: DLR Group; Omaha, Neb.
Architect of Record: Grace and Hebert Architects; Baton Rouge, La.
Seating Capacity: 10,150
Construction Cost: $37.8 million
Occupancy: February 2009
Baseball Backstops: C&H Baseball, Inc., Bradenton, Fl
Bleachers/Grandstands: Steel Stadiums, Ltd (Aluminum Bleachers), Graham,
Lighting: Doyle Electric And Musco Lighting, Baton Rouge, La
Sports Surfaces: Saf-Dek (On The Halo And Warning Track)