It really doesn't seem that long ago when they opened the NEW Alex Box Stadium to replace the OLD one on South Stadium Drive. But it's been 10 years. And now, as the 2019 season starts Friday night against ULM, excitement and expectations are high. They have some real power players and a pre-season #1 ranking in most polls. The baseball Tigers leads the nation in average attendance, and LSU wants to make sure the fan experience continues to grow with the Tigers' success. Here's a brief overview from LSU Athletics of the new services and features for this season.
Guest Services Areas
LSU Baseball is pleased to announce the addition of a Guest Services area located on the concourse behind Section 211 near the Fan Zone. The addition supplements Alex Box Stadium’s other Guest Services area located on the field level inside Gate 2 near the Champions Club. Both Guest Services areas are staffed with representatives who are eager to assist fans with questions and concerns.
All policies and procedures for Baseball games held at Alex Box Stadium can be found by visiting LSU Athletics’ gameday mobile-friendly website at LSUsports.net/gameday.
Student Section – Location Change
The student section at Alex Box Stadium has been moved for the 2019 season to the right field bleachers -sections 95, 96 and 97. Students should still follow the same procedure to secure tickets for LSU Baseball games; i.e., visit the Alex Box Stadium Ticket Office to redeem a ticket.
All LSU baseball fans over the age of 21 will have access to two new areas at Alex Box Stadium featuring beer and wine sales. Named “The Yard,” the new tented areas will be located at the left and right outfield corners. The Yard at Alex Box Stadium will operate in much the same way as The Chute at Tiger Stadium. Fans ages 21 and over can purchase a wristband at either location or near the grandstand entrance gates. The wristband is $20 and includes two beverages. Additional beverages can be purchased inside the premium area starting at $6. Fans who purchase a wristband will have access to both locations of The Yard.
Due to Southeastern Conference regulations, all sales must be consumed in the tented area. The left and right field locations will open two hours before first pitch. Beer and wine sales will end at the close of the seventh inning.
Free Game Programs
Game programs are free this season, and they may be picked up from LSU Bat Girls at the Gate 2 field level entrance. The programs contain team rosters and feature stories about the Tigers, along with information about the tremendous history of LSU Baseball.
Baseball fans will be admitted FREE to four non-LSU games this weekend in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
The extra games will be played in conjunction with LSU’s opening weekend slate of matchups versus UL-Monroe (Friday, 7 p.m. CT), Army West Point (Saturday, 2 p.m. CT) and Air Force (Sunday, 3 p.m. CT).
The extra-games schedule begins with Army West Point facing Air Force at 12 p.m. CT on Friday, and Air Force will meet UL-Monroe at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday.
UL-Monroe meets Army West Point on Sunday at 11 a.m. CT, and Air Force takes on Southern University on Monday at 2 p.m. CT.
And here, I've saved the best for last! It's the unveiling of LSU Baseball's 2019 walk-up songs by player.
Okay, maybe it isn't as important as those other topics like LSU's red-hot basketball team, or football recruitment, but this could be one of the more polarizing topics of discussion. What do you think? What are your favorites?
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