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geauxdaddy72
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LSU/AUBURN FIRE GAME

What year was the building on fire behind Tiger Stadium? Thanks in advance.


lowspark12
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re: LSU/AUBURN FIRE GAME
it was in Auburn.... 98, I believe.


Fearthehat0307
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What year was the building on fire behind Tiger Stadium?
I think that was in Auburn i want to say mid=90's


DenverTigerMan
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It was 1996; I was at the game sitting on the 49 yard line....on the Auburn side. My rep (an Auburn alum) had season tickets and invited me to stay the weekend and go to the game with him. The fire captivated the first 10 minutes of the game; no one was watching the game; we were all watching the fire. From our vantage point on the opposite side, it looked like the stadium was on fire. The way it looked on TV was exactly the way it looked in the stadium. The people on that side didn't even know about the fire at first, because it was behind them. When they saw and heard everyone on our side screaming and pointing, they finally looked back, saw the fire, and practically no one in the stands was watching the game!

When the fire was out, I turned my attention to the game. I was really hard to stifle myself from cheering in the midst of the Auburn crowd, but I was cheering on the inside!



cajun12
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it was in 96 that the barn burned


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BamaTiger
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1996. The only game I've been to at Auburn. I had great seats, but in the middle of the Auburn alumni section. I don't get much from other fans' misfortunes, but the misery on their faces at the end of the game is something I'll never forget!


Section28
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'96 I was there for that one...


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DenverTigerMan
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I didn't see you there!! You must have not been in my section!



TheRoarRestoredInBR
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Image: http://www.ocm.auburn.edu/photographicservices/samples/Popular%20Photos/Buildings/B-1%20Fire@arena_LSU%20game%201996.jpg


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I remember ESPN showing the flames and smoke above the corner of the stadium, and fans on the circular ramps were watching it instead of the game.


DenverTigerMan
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That was exactly how it happened. We didn't watch the first ten minutes of the game because we couldn't take our eyes off the fire.


TH03
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Was the stadium on fire? Is concrete that flammable? How were the fans going to escape? And just why in the name of Al Del Greco can’t Auburn make a field goal?




DenverTigerMan
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Among the many thoughts of the Auburn faithful that day!



STLSU
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someone(s) left a grill unattended.


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Tiger n Miami AU83
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The way it looked on TV was exactly the way it looked in the stadium. The people on that side didn't even know about the fire at first, because it was behind them.


This. I was in the AU student section and had no clue about the fire since it was behind us.

And it was the old women's basketball practice gym that burned. Known in AU as the "Hot Box" since it was a VERY VERY old building that did not have air conditioning.


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lsu480
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Lets burn it down again this year!


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Red Stick Tigress
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The PA at the game kept announcing "Remain calm. The fire is outside the stadium."

I was watching the game, NOT the fire.


LSU Tiger Eyes
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