State Field

State Field
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°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
Owner Louisiana State University
Operator Louisiana State University
Surface Grass
Opened 1893
Closed 1924
LSU Tigers football (NCAA) (1893–1924)
LSU Tigers baseball (1893–1924)
LSU Tigers basketball (1908–1924)

State Field was the home stadium of the Louisiana State University Tigers football team from 1893 to 1924. The field was built on the old downtown campus of LSU. It was located south of the Pentagon Barracks and slightly southwest of the site of the current Louisiana State Capitol Building adjacent to the 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.

LSU football

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, 100 home games were played there. LSU's record at State Field was 81-18-1.

LSU baseball

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

LSU basketball

The LSU basketball team played at State Field.

See also


  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.
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