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Cal's Memorial Stadium Ready For Opener After Completed Renovations
Published August 23, 2012
FACELIFT: In Louisiana, Nicholas Persac reports LSU officials have given the “aging” Tiger Stadium a “major facelift, complete with purple and gold lights around the stadium’s exterior.” Officials finished the first renovations to the facility during the ‘11 football season and since then, workers “have also added a new coating on the stadium’s outer façade.” LSU Associate Vice Chancellor/University Relations & Senior Associate AD/External Affairs Herb Vincent in a release said the renovations also include a new lighting system that “turns the upper archways of the north end of the stadium purple and gold and lights the iconic ‘LSU’ on the stadium’s north scoreboard.” In addition, officials are “working to complete other portions of the renovations in time for the Tiger’s season opener in Baton Rouge on Saturday, September 1 against North Texas.” One of the upgrades includes “adding 10-foot-tall illuminated letters spelling ‘Tiger Stadium’ below the west upper deck, which faces Nicholson Drive” (Lafayette DAILY ADVERTISER, 8/23).