Athletics Upgrades Indoor Football Turf, Lighting
BATON ROUGE – Two upgrades to the LSU Indoor Practice Facility were recently completed prior to fall camp. A new 120-yard turf field and LED lights were installed for the 83,000 square foot indoor venue.
The 11-year old Shaw Sports Turf field was replaced with a hybrid surface of slit-film and monofilament. Anderson-Feazel Field features the updated Tiger-head logo at the 50-yard line. The rest of the field mimics Tiger Stadium with SEC logos, and purple and gold end zones with “LSU” brand.
Sixty dimmable LED lights were installed to replace all 180 metal halide fixtures in the building, increasing illuminance from 80 foot-candles to more than 120 fc.
The updated lighting system is expected to result in 55-percent energy savings and decrease necessary cooling capacity by more than 30 tons. The new fixtures are rated for 15,000 hour of use with minimal degradation, lasting 15 times longer than previous fixtures.
The noise-free LED fixtures also eliminate more than 80 decibels of ambient sound in the indoor practice facility.
The LSU Indoor Practice Facility is a part of the Charles McClendon Football Operations Center, which consists of a weight room, training room, equipment room, coaches offices, team lounge locker room and team meeting room. In addition to the indoor facility, LSU also boasts four outdoor fields with one turf and three natural grass surfaces.
The Tigers are in the midst of the first week of fall camp. Coach Ed Orgeron‘s squad completes a walk-through each morning in the indoor facility. The team also stretches inside prior to its afternoon practice on the outdoor fields.