Tiger Park

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Tiger Park
LocationSkip Bertman Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Owner Louisiana State University
OperatorLSU Athletics Department
Capacity 1,289 (2,671 including 1,200 Tiger Park Terrace Seats)
Field sizeL - 200, C - 220, R - 200
SurfaceNatural Grass
Construction
Broke ground2007
Opened2009
Construction cost$12 million [1]
ArchitectTrahan Architects [2]
Tenants
LSU Tigers softball (NCAA)

Tiger Park is a softball stadium located on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It serves as the home field of the LSU Lady Tigers softball team and is located on Skip Bertman Drive across from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. The official capacity of the stadium is 2,671 people. Tiger Parks record attendance of 3,242 came on March 25, 2016, in a game versus the University of Florida. The stadium also features an outfield berm, renamed the Tiger Park Terrace in 2016, that can accommodate in excess of 1,200 fans. The stadium opened prior to the 2009 college softball season. [3]

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In 2010, Tiger Park was rated the fifth-best architecture building by the LSU Faculty Senate Monthly Newsletter. [4]

"Best seen at night, when its gables and overhang seem to brighten into a shimmering white sails winging through cool ebony skies, the softball stadium shows that LSU can come up with a building that plays to something other than the local taste for plantation imagery and Greco-Roman bric-a-brac. Welling out of a hillock in a way that suggests strong shoulders on the brink of swinging a home run, the softball stadium evidences a modest freshness that brings a smile and popcorn and hot dogs."

In 2013, Tiger Park was honored with the prestigious Field of the Year award by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) for the college and university softball division. [5] Tiger Park hosted the 2015 SEC Softball Tournament and 2015 NCAA Division I Regional.

Program Records at Tiger Park

Old Tiger Park (1992-2008), New Tiger Park (2009-Present)

YearOverallPCTNotes
199727-4.871
199828-2.871
199930-3.909Hosted NCAA Regional
200031-4.886Hosted NCAA Regional
200129-1.967Hosted NCAA Regional
200228-3.903
200329-6.829
200421-7.750
200521-8.724
200634-3.919Hosted NCAA Regional
200730-4.882
200830-6.833Hosted NCAA Regional, SEC Tournament
Total338-51.8695 NCAA Regionals, 1 SEC Tournament
YearOverallPCTNotes
200919-8-1.696
201031-5.861Hosted NCAA Regional
201121-6.777
201224-7.774
201326-6.813Hosted NCAA Regional
201419-11.679
201538-5.884Hosted NCAA Regional, NCAA Super Regional, SEC Tournament
201631-9.775Hosted NCAA Regional
201731-6.839Hosted NCAA Regional
201835-4.897Hosted NCAA Regional
201929-9.763Hosted NCAA Regional
Total304-76-1.7995 NCAA Regionals, 1 NCAA Super Regional, 1 SEC Tournament
TotalRecordPCTNotes
23 seasons642-127-1.83412 NCAA Regionals, 1 NCAA Super Regional, 2 SEC Tournaments

Year-by-Year Attendance in the New Tiger Park

YearTotalDatesAverageHead Coach
200933,133281,183Yvette Girouard
201042,686361,185Yvette Girouard
201133,694271,247Yvette Girouard
201238,145311,230Beth Torina
201346,354321,448Beth Torina
201442,979301,432Beth Torina
201569,907431,625Beth Torina
201675,094401,877Beth Torina
201765,580371,773Beth Torina
201858,046391,488Beth Torina
201960,063381,580Beth Torina
Total565,6813811,485-

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