While college baseball season might be over, College Baseball Daily is keeping you covered by counting down the Top 10 Stadiums in the country. Each day we’ll have a different stadium, including the history and fun facts, until we reach the number one stadium in all of college baseball. We conclude our countdown today at number one with LSU’s Skip Bertman Field at Alex Box Stadium.
If you’ve paid any attention to college baseball in the past few years, you’ll know that LSU has been king of the diamond. While they only won the World Series in 2009 and have made numerous trips back to Omaha, all the magic seems to be happening in Baton Rouge. The Tigers have been playing at Alex Box since 2009, and have been pulling in the crowds ever since. In 2013, they lead Division I schools by averaging 11,006 fans per game. In the five seasons that the stadium has been in operation, there have been 204 games and 2,144, 256 fans through the gates of Alex Box Stadium. Not only does LSU draw fans to their stadium, they also like to win at home. Since opening, the Tigers have posted a 165-39 record at Alex Box, a .809 winning percentage. The stadium can currently hold 10, 326 loyal fans, but the stadium was packed on April 27, 2013 with 12,737 people coming to watch the Tigers take on the South Carolina Gamecocks. In 2012, Eric Sorenson placed Alex Box second on the list of best big game atmospheres, behind the number two stadium on this list (Dudy Noble Field,) and the stadium was the only college venue to receive the honor of being named to the “101 Best Stadium Experiences of 2012” list. Alex Box has been host to three Regionals and three Super Regionals, including the 2009 Championship season for the Tigers. The field at Alex Box has been named after Skip Bertman, who was the head coach of the Tigers for 18 years; Bertman also lead them to five national titles and seven SEC tournament titles. If you are ever in Baton Rouge during baseball season, do yourself a favor and go see a game at Alex Box Stadium. You won’t regret it.
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