Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said Wednesday that the school will rip out the football field at Tiger Stadium next summer and dig eight feet deep to replace the water drainage system which does not drain properly.

Alleva announced the news in front of a crowd at Football Caravan event in Houston and said the project will cost $2 million dollars.

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cdaniel7674 months
Why do we need new drainage? I thought it never rains in Death Valley?
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SomeLSUguy75 months
That should be a good enough investment to keep us from going turf for a while.... I hate turf football fields. I take pride in our grass field with all those plush blades, perfectly cut, leaving fresh grass stains on the uni's... some may say it is even good enough to eat. Truth be told, I would love 5 mins to roll around naked on that field when it is at its best.
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LSUDAN175 months
So how many times do you have to redo drainage at Stadium to get it right. This is like 3rd or 4th time in 20 years.
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mule7475 months
I graduated in ‘06 and they did it once while I was in school and once afterward. So definitely the third time in 15 years. I have ZERO confidence they will get it right this time.
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elprez0075 months
Don’t worry Joe. This won’t be your problem next summer.
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BigPerm3075 months
Save the money and buy out the “coach”.
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LSUfan0057 months
Well this didnt' age well
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WPsportsman75 months
They can havr monster truck racers in the dome one night and play football at noon the next day I’m sure they can have it ready in time with the right contractors.
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Spec175 months
Hey his way we will be able to properly drain the swamp!!!
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geauxtigerbait75 months
I say they artificial turf from the sidelines to the fence all arround the field and leave the natural grass for the playing surface only. This would allow them to quit using that ugly arse tarp in the player areas. This would be similar to the baseball field. Also, I would like to see the artificial turf on the baseball field extended onto the warning track in the outfield.
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TGK4LSU75 months
I would rather use the 2M to buyout our HC after we finish 6-6
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Bestbank Tiger75 months
The good contractor will turn him down and he'll hire Mitch Landrieu to be in charge of drainage.
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TygerDurden75 months
To bad joe won’t be here to see it complete.
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CL810075 months
He wont? Is lsu definitely kicking him out? What date is that coming?
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biglego75 months
Hopefully
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Jwodie75 months
"DRAAAAAAINAGE!! Drainage, Eli, you boy. Drained dry. I'm so sorry. Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that's a straw, you see? Watch it. Now, my straw reaches acroooooooss the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I... drink... your... milkshake! [sucking sound]"
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El Campo Tiger75 months
When does the NEZ Upper Deck Project begin?
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CL810075 months
Not any time soon.
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24chevrolet4875 months
How about teardown the upper deck projects ? What a waste of Money those Season Tickets are to anyone who buys them. The Only reason the addition to the West and East sidelines Should have been only for the Luxury Suites.
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Riolobo75 months
This seems like a huge waste of money.
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bengalman75 months
Wasn't something else done a few years ago?? Now tearing it up again.....
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Chad504boy75 months
preparing for decades of tears to come flooding upon the field
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Solo Cam75 months
“Cost me” fuch that guy.
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StupidBinder75 months
That definitely came off as douchey
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caliegeaux75 months
his last hoorah?
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PortHudsonPlaya75 months
$100 says LSU will have to open the season at Memorial Stadium down the interstate or play home games in Shreveport.
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kstev2175 months
Coming out of your pocket, huh Joe?
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