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LSU Tiger Stadium expansion approved

By MELINDA DESLATTE
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU's governing board has agreed to a $100 million construction plan that will add new seats to Tiger Stadium, nearing its capacity to 100,000 people and bumping it higher on the list of the largest university stadiums in the nation.

The Board of Supervisors backed the proposal Friday without objection.

The plans include adding 60 suites, approximately 3,000 club seats and general seating for another 1,500 people above the existing south end zone seats in the stadium.

Borrowing for the construction will be done by the Tiger Athletic Foundation, the fundraising arm of LSU sports.

Athletics Director Joe Alleva says he expects some of the money also to be directed to help fund new tennis courts, a new gymnastics practice center, and locker rooms for the track and field teams.

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