POSTED: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 7:04am
Baton Rouge, La — Alex Box Stadium, the state-of-the-art venue for the LSU baseball program, is listed among the Top 101 stadium experiences in the United States for 2012 by Stadium Journey magazine.
Alex Box Stadium ranked No. 70 on Stadium Journey’s Top 101 experiences over the past year. The four-year-old venue is the only college baseball stadium to make the list.
The staff of Stadium Journey visited 1,225 different stadiums in 2012 in order to formulate its ranking. The ranking takes into account the food and beverage at the stadium, overall atmosphere, the neighborhood in which it resides, the fans, access outside and inside the stadium, return on investment, and allows room for "bonus points" for unique features.
“This list confirms what every LSU baseball fans already knows – Alex Box Stadium is the best venue for college baseball and one of the best for any sporting event,” said LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva. “The passion of our fans and their devotion to the Tigers make ‘Baseball at The Box’ a truly unique experience.”
Alex Box Stadium is rated ahead of several Major League ball parks, including Camden Yards in Baltimore (No. 75), PETCO Park in San Diego (No. 80), Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati (No. 86), Progressive Field in Cleveland (No. 92) and Citizens Bank Ball Park in Philadelphia (No. 94).
The stadium opens for its fifth year of operation on Friday, February 15, when LSU plays host to Maryland at 7 p.m. CT.