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Box needs an upgrade
Looking around at the newer college baseball stadia in the country, it’s time the Box was upgraded. Simple things like painting the damn gray concrete you see in every camera shot would be an easy start. The dugouts look unfinished as does the entire grandstand. The cheap looking bleachers in the outfield need to be replaced with permanent structures, perhaps even doing something like State and adding skyboxes and a party porch would be aesthetically pleasing. Permanent seats down the lines that are bricked-in would give it an old-time feel. I don’t mind the ads but at least make the fence all one color (green) and the ads in white for some congruency. A berm in the outfield is a dumb idea due to the amount of dirt you’d have to move. Intimidator is embarrassing - take it down.

Hopefully Woodward puts this near the top of his facilities priority list behind a renovated or new PMAC, new Bernie Moore, and new natatorium.


225Tyga
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: Box needs an upgrade
No it doesn’t


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Tigah
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Member since Dec 2003
706 posts

re: Box needs an upgrade
Would you pay more for the tickets?


Pelican fan99
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Box needs an upgrade
The Box needed an upgrade the day it was built. LSU did a terrible job and just went as cheap as they could


im4LSU
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re: Box needs an upgrade
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Intimidator is embarrassing - take it down. 



Go frick yourself


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BBJ
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Member since Apr 2012
689 posts

re: Box needs an upgrade
They went cheap on Alex box when they built it and it shows. Most ballparks have a deck you can walk around down the left and right baselines. There is no real “ballparkish” feel to the box


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Hold That Tiger 10
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: Box needs an upgrade
I'm glad our baseball team is in a position that the people who HAVE to find something to complain about, have to stoop to this level to do it.
This post was edited on 6/2 at 7:35 am


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Penrod
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re: Box needs an upgrade
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Would you pay more for the tickets?

I would buy a condo if they built them in the outfield like Ms State has.
This post was edited on 6/2 at 7:35 am


windmill
LSU Fan
Prairieville, La
Member since Dec 2005
5580 posts

re: Box needs an upgrade
It's an outstanding facility. Could upgrades be made? Yes. Needed?-No.


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Nix to Twillie
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Houston, TX
Member since Jan 2015
7020 posts

re: Box needs an upgrade
The idea when it was built was to make it feel like the old box, only bigger. If we still played there you’d be crucified for saying one bad word about it.



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Pelican fan99
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Lafayette, Louisiana
Member since Jun 2013
15207 posts

re: Box needs an upgrade
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The idea when it was built was to make it feel like the old box, only bigger
this is the excuse they used for going so cheap on it. But it’s just like the old box. What a load of bs


CDawson
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2017
3429 posts

re: Box needs an upgrade
Write them a check and let’s get it done!


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Quatre Pot
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2015
853 posts

re: Box needs an upgrade
Needs to be upgraded badly. Just don’t let the OP design the upgrades

For the crowd asking if we’d pay more for tickets- save it. Somehow the rest of the SEC can afford to upgrade their parks and not charge out the arse for tickets. LSU leads the nation in paid attendance and is one of only a few programs that can turn a profit. It’s not an issue of having enough money it’s an issue of being willing to invest it


Nix to Twillie
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jan 2015
7020 posts

re: Box needs an upgrade
No one complains about the old box. They revere it. But now that it’s bigger and newer people call it cheap. What a load of BS indeed.


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Damone
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re: Box needs an upgrade
Mississippi State was so much smarter than LSU when they dealt with their baseball field. Alex Box is an embarrassment.


WildTchoupitoulas
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re: Box needs an upgrade
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Box needs an upgrade

You people watch too much HGTV.


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Erin Go Bragh
Notre Dame Fan
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Member since Dec 2007
11755 posts

re: Box needs an upgrade
i think iit's fair to say LSU did a less than outstanding job with the new Box

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Intimidator is embarrassing - take it down.

But if you're embarrassed by the display of LSU's baseball prowess over the years then I don't know what to say to you.


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Ponchy Tiger
LSU Fan
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Member since Aug 2004
34235 posts

re: Box needs an upgrade
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The idea when it was built was to make it feel like the old box, only bigger. If we still played there you’d be crucified for saying one bad word about it.



If we still played there people would accept the flaws that the old Box had. As much as it pains me to say I hate the new box. It has none of the charm and seldom ever feels like the Old Box. It doesn't play like the Old Box even though the dimensions are the same. I will get blasted for this, but many others feel the same. Some of these things can be fixed. Remove the bleachers and build the grandstands out to the foul poles on both sides. You gain better seating in making it all chairbacks but you also gain space under the stands or offices, training rooms, media rooms or whatever. Blah Blah Blah I don't care about under ground utilities. Find a way to put a berm in the outfield somewhere. Put a walking deck all the way around the stadium. Explore moving the fences in to get the stadium to play like the Old Box and turn it into the launching pad the old stadium was. Don't give me this bull shite about where will the money come from to do all of this. It will come from the TAF and football profits like everything else. If they can find the money to build brand new top notch facilities for these split tail programs like soccer, softball, Gym, and sand volley ball surely they can find it to upgrade a program that actually pays its own bills.


geauxtigers33
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2014
4715 posts

re: Box needs an upgrade
They wanted to keep it as similar to the old box but bigger and to upgrade the player facilities.

LSU has the best player facilities in the country and that’s the number one thing you need for recruiting. Now they can figure out ways to upgrade the fan experience.


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Prominentwon
Houston Astros Fan
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Member since Jan 2005
85446 posts
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re: Box needs an upgrade
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Alex Box is an embarrassment.


Baseball stadium is an embarrassment.

Football coaching staff is an embarrassment.



Why are you even here? Why do you even keep with LSU athletics? Spare me the “because I love LSU!” garbage. If there’s a product somewhere, I don’t care what it is, that I don’t like or can’t stand, I don’t consume it. No one does. Yet, here you are, almost daily, complaining and disliking SOMETHING around here. I don’t understand it.


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