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State Field was the home stadium of the Louisiana State University Tigers football team Prior to 1924. The field was built on the old downtown campus of LSU. It was located east of the Pentagon Barracks and At the site of the current Louisiana State Capitol Building. Prior to construction of State Field, football games were played on an area called the parade grounds which was located south of the Pentagon Barracks and wes of Hill Memorial Library and George Peabody Hall.[1] The field, known on the campus simply as the "athletic field", was later moved to a site with bleachers that was north of the campus' experimental garden, and next to the old armory building.[2] The field was also used for LSU's baseball and basketball teams.

State Field
LSU-Old State Field 1922.jpg
LocationBaton Rouge, Louisiana
Coordinates30°27′16.06″N 91°11′20.07″W / 30.4544611°N 91.1889083°W / 30.4544611; -91.1889083Coordinates: 30°27′16.06″N 91°11′20.07″W / 30.4544611°N 91.1889083°W / 30.4544611; -91.1889083
OwnerLouisiana State University
OperatorLouisiana State University
SurfaceGrass
Opened1893
Closed1924
Tenants
LSU Tigers football (NCAA) (1893–1924)
LSU Tigers baseball (1893–1924)
LSU Tigers basketball (1908–1924)

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LSU footballEdit

LSU's first home game was played at State Field on December 3, 1894 against the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). The contest resulted in a 26-6 loss to Ole Miss. LSU's last home game at State Field was on November 15, 1924 against Northwestern State. LSU won this game by a score of 40-0. LSU moved to the newly opened Tiger Stadium the next week in a game against Tulane on November 27, 1924. During the 31 years that State Field was used as LSU's home field, 105 home games were played there. LSU's record at State Field was 83-20-2[3].

LSU baseballEdit

On May 13, 1893, LSU played its first baseball game versus Tulane University. The game resulted in a victory for LSU. From 1893 to 1924 LSU baseball played 388 games at State Field with LSU having a 192-184-12 record.

LSU basketballEdit

The LSU basketball team played at State Field.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ruffin, Thomas F. Jackson, Jo; Hebert, Mary J. (eds.). Under Stately Oaks: A Pictorial History of LSU [The New Campus]. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. pp. 40, 42. ISBN 0-8071-2682-9. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  2. ^ Cowan, Barry. Louisiana State University [Campus History]. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 42. ISBN 1467110981. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Home Venues of LSU Football (through 2017)". lsusports.net. Retrieved June 8, 2019.