Tiger Stadium Named Fourth-Toughest Place by EA Sports

by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Tiger Stadium Named Fourth-Toughest Place by EA Sports

BATON ROUGE — LSU’s Tiger Stadium added another accolade to its list as the venue has been named the fourth-toughest place to play by EA Sports.

NCAA Football 2005, produced by EA Sports, hit the store shelves last week and for the first time, the football video game features the game day atmosphere around the field and in the stadium.

Tiger Stadium is listed fourth among the top 25 places to play, joining the likes of the Michigan Stadium, Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium.

In addition to its ranking by EA Sports, Tiger Stadium has been called “the most feared road playing site in America” by Sport Magazine in 1998 and in 1996, ESPN named LSU’s pre-game party the best in all of America.

Most recently, the Sporting News ranked Tiger Stadium as the sixth best college football stadium in America in a poll of college football coaches and fans, while Sports Illustrated’s Rick Reilly, in a column debating college football vs. pro football, penned that “College football is LSU’s Tiger Stadium at night.” ESPN’s Chris Fowler called LSU hisfavorite game day experience in Sports Illustrated’s on Campus Issue in 2003.

Since taking over at LSU in 2000, Nick Saban has guided the Tigers to a 23-5 mark in Tiger Stadium, which includes an 11-4 record against Southeastern Conference opponents.