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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


of course...





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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


Yes.





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LSUCouyon
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


I was at that game (Ole Miss) myself. Time stood still!
I saw almost every game there from 1969 t0 1972. One of the ones I missed was the ND game where we kicked ND's a$$. We banded geese at Rockefeller Refuge all day and couldn't get into the game by the time we got back to campus Had a ball watching on TV with the doors open so we could hear the crowd.



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LagdonCG
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


I saw a game as a child with no upper deck and no South End. I remember watching those big flames from Oil wells out of the south end zone. Probably around early 50's.





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Kajungee
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


Everyone seems to have been in the south endzone back then.

Anyone else remember the guy who was at every game on the stretcher in the southwest corner near the feild. He supposedly had special glasses with mirrors that allowed him to see the game while laying on the stretcher.






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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


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8PM during 60's! Yeah, saw A&M several years (all wins), 69 BAMA, then all 74-77 as student.
Remember used to have band night some games where several bands on field same time for beautiful HT show back then!
Paging Dr. # &^%$$, please report to gate #$%, anyone remember this?




The atmosphere is so different now.






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kjacksonp
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


I sat in the south upper deck for the Bert Jones to Brad Davis throw. South upper deck has been there since I was a child in the 50's.

In that era LSU faculty could buy season tickets for 4 in the upper deck for a dollar per ticket.

"The horseshoe was eliminated in 1953 by the addition of the south grandstands increasing capacity to 67,720. Unlike the existing stadium structure, they were double-decked in order to fit within the space provided."



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lsuexpert57
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


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Did not the game used to start at 8 p.m.? or was it 7:30?


Most of the games in the 60's and early 70's started at 8:00...but the games were usually over before 10:30. No TV or radio timeouts and the pace of the game was much quicker. If you were broadcasting the game, you had to work around the flow of the game, not like now when TV dictates when play resumes.

I recently watched the '71 Orange Bowl that we played against Nebraska on you tube. (at least I THINK it was '71) The video was shown was the real time broadcast of the game including commercials and halftime show and I was stunned that it lasted much less than 3 hours.

I do remember watching that game on TV live on New Years night. It was always such a rare event for LSU to be on TV back then, that the memories are burned in!






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LCTigers69
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


I'm sure that the home games were always a 7:30 p.m. start ... unless national or regional tv was involved.

One of the most unusual start times I can remember was the Thanksgiving night (1973) game against Alabama ... a 5:45 p.m. start.






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LSU GrandDad
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


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I was there. Good times.


had a blind date at the game that night. we were married about a year later and have 2 kids and 2 grandkids. obviously it will always be a special night for me.






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Topisawtiger
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


Saw LSU beat Colorado 42-14 in the early 70's. My uncle brought me for my 13th birthday, I've been a Tiger fan ever since. And yes, we sat right smack dab in the middle of the north endzone, halfway up, no upper deck. He still regrets giving up those season tickets.





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L-S-U-L-S-U
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


Technically, I guess the south end zone has an upper deck. Does anyone know its history? Was it built as an upper deck whenever the south end was enclosed, and if so, why was it built as two levels rather than one, ala the north end zone? When was the south end zone built?





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noassatall01
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


Originally, kickoff times were 8:00 pm. Later, not sure when, they moved kickoff up to 7:30 pm. There were very few day games.

Another thing about the old stadium configuration and the 8:00 pm kickoffs was the sweet smell of bourbon. I think bourbon was the drink of choice back then and people smuggled it in by the pints and fifths. When you entered the lower bowl, it was so strong and you couldn,t miis it.






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777Tiger
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


players would say that they could smell it down on the field





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Northeast Tiger
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


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DJTigers
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


Probably seen about 30 games in that stadium!





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TexanPete
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


Cool picture of the old Tiger Stadium! One day when I get old, I hope to post a thread entitled, "Who saw a game in Tiger Stadium with ONE upper deck?"





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TexanPete
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tigerpawl
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


I saw many. I also think the crowd was louder (per capita) back then.





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choupiquesushi
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re: Anybody See a Football Game in Tiger Stadium with No Upper Decks?


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