America's Best College Football Stadiums
Tiger Stadium: Baton Rouge, LA
ESPN named Tiger Stadium the “scariest place” to play in
America in 2007 based on a survey of opposing South East Conference (SEC)
coaches. And with more than 90,000 trash-talking Tiger faithful—nearly all of
them decked out in purple and gold—screaming from kickoff to the final whistle,
it’s not hard to understand why. By the time night games kick off, fans have
been partying practically since sunrise. Legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant quipped
that playing away at LSU, a.k.a. “Death Valley,” was “like being inside a
Team Tradition: Playing home games on sultry Saturday
nights rather than the daytime.
Typical Chant: Shouting “L-S-U . . . L-S-U” over and
over again—occasionally while throwing beer on opposing fans.
Biggest Rival: Anyone in the SEC ranked higher than
Postgame Hangout: Fred’s Tigerland Bar.
Stadium Capacity: Approximately 92,000; lsusports.net.