Dabo says real Death Valley is Clemson
Tiger Stadium earned the name “Deaf Valley” for the pure sound that can be produced by the crowd. Many times in LSU Tigers history, the deafening crowd is so loud that it can shut down offenses and force penalties on linemen and receivers who cannot hear the snap count. The “Deaf” eventually evolved into “Death” and the name Death Valley stuck. The name is appropriate as Tiger Stadium and its crowd often eat LSU Tigers opponents alive. Death Valley is a tense atmosphere for visiting teams at night as the shadows cast from the lights above and the thousands upon thousands of fans with LSU Tigers tickets bombard their senses. The decibels really get ratcheted up when hated rivals like the Auburn Tigers or Florida Gators come to town.