BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) The athletic panel of LSU’s governing board signed off on construction of a new $23 million baseball stadium to open in 2008.
The stadium will be located about 2,000 feet south of the current site of Alex Box Stadium, which was built in the 1930s and has been renovated several times. The new facility will seat approximately 8,000 people and also will be named Alex Box Stadium, according to the university.
It will be paid for by the LSU Athletics Department through a combination of the sale of revenue bonds and private donations.
The full LSU Board of Supervisors is expected to rubber stamp the project. Construction is slated to begin in August 2006 with the first pitch slated for February 2008.