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Jack Daniel
LSU Fan
In the bottle
Member since Feb 2013
19914 posts

Why did the new box get built so generic?
It’s not necessarily bad, just nothing creative or memorable about it at all.

Are there any improvements being planned? I don’t feel like it needs more seating, just some unique characteristics?


lsugrad35
Chicago Cubs Fan
Jambalaya capital of the world
Member since Feb 2007
2921 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
One thing I hope we get from the new coach is demanding that we bring some of the uniqueness and energy back to the box. Need a 60 point checklist like Skip brought in.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
US Space Force Fan
Here
Member since Jan 2011
58767 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
Seems that I remember it being awesome at the time. Its been a little while now and was THE premier facility when it opened.


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tigerbait3488
LSU Fan
River Ridge
Member since Dec 2007
8652 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
Yea it was a lazy build. Nothing about it stands out. They should have built a berm at least in the outfield.


geauxtigers33
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2014
8782 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
They tried to make it just like the old box with a modern feel and it didn’t age well at all.


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LSU1SLU
Southeastern LA Fan
Member since Mar 2013
5837 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
always been one of my complaints is how we didnt make it look professional or memorable.... rather just mehhh... like Arkansas looks professional. MSU is awesome stadium..


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Dizz
USA Fan
Member since May 2008
12329 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
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They should have built a berm at least in the outfield.



They should have but you lose bleachers and revenue from that. Skip's number one concern was revenue.


nicholastiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
26346 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
From what I remember it had more bells and whistles on the drawing board and then Katrina hit and the costs skyrocketed and they had to scale it down.
They mentioned at the time that it was built in a way that they could eventually add to it or get better amenities somewhere down the line.

It had far less suites in original stadium that opened in 2009 but they added additional suites shortly after it opened.

They can start with chairbacking it down left and right field lines and then removing the hideous bleachers in both left and right field and get more creative.


BayouRat15
New Orleans Saints Fan
DAUPHIN ISLAND,AL
Member since Jan 2004
10088 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
It was the race to 10k seats


Damone
Colorado State Fan
FoCo
Member since Aug 2016
21276 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
They should honestly tear it down and rebuild, or do a massive renovation. It's an embarrassment.


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WhiteGramblingGrad72
Grambling Fan
West Jefferson
Member since Sep 2020
385 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
My pet peeve with the box is there are 4 different colored seats. The purple down low, gold behind home, green along the baselines and metal in the outfield. WHY? MAKE THEM ALL PURPLE! And make the outfield wall purple too without the ads


Babewinkelman
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Member since Jan 2015
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re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
#1: Coon's corner


Pistol 23
Member since Feb 2007
177 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
Aluminum bleachers down both lines with Arkansas, Mississippi State and Ole Miss have chair backs.


The Hurricane
USA Fan
Gulf of Mexico
Member since Aug 2011
5556 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
Skip was in control of everything and had no imagination. Biggest concern is that there is no room for growth in its current buildout. Everything is on top of each other with other facilities past outfield.
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lsugrad35
Chicago Cubs Fan
Jambalaya capital of the world
Member since Feb 2007
2921 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
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#1: Coon's corner


Absolutely. Let all the old crews fly their flags. Improve the grounds outside of the stadium and encourage tailgating again. Those are good starts.

Some life may come back in the next few years because some of the "lifers" will phase out too. The whole row behind my seats in the gold seats has to be 75 years old. They show up in the 2nd inning and bail in the 6th. You might get a little golf clap out of them for a homer.


TigerinKorea
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2014
4944 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
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Aluminum bleachers down both lines


They are an eye sore when not completely full, especially the ones in the outfield.


Keltic Tiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2006
14611 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
"A checklist like Skip brought in" ? Katrina may or may not have cut back on some bells & whistles but the basic design is 100% Skip's. He bragged long & loud about touring the country to bring back the best in a stadium. And revenue was most certainly his #1 priority.


secfballfan
Member since Feb 2016
1088 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
My pet peeve with the Box is are colored seats

ban?


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lsugrad35
Chicago Cubs Fan
Jambalaya capital of the world
Member since Feb 2007
2921 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
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"A checklist like Skip brought in" ? Katrina may or may not have cut back on some bells & whistles but the basic design is 100% Skip's. He bragged long & loud about touring the country to bring back the best in a stadium. And revenue was most certainly his #1 priority.


He was in his 70's when he oversaw the building of the new stadium (I think). New blood at the head of the program and a new list of improvements (I hope)


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RedFoxx
USA Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Jan 2009
4885 posts

re: Why did the new box get built so generic?
Skip would joke and say “NASA is moving the space program to Starkville because it has no atmosphere.”

Look at the stadium he built and look at the stadium state built and see who has more atmosphere.


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