Your own piece of LSU history: Grass from Tiger Stadium!

Sod giveaway causes traffic jams as Tiger faithful line up to claim a reminder of an unbeaten season

Thomas Perumean
December 03, 2019 - 10:41 am
Get it while it's hot!  Turf giveaway brings out fans!

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LSU Athletics offered free slabs of sod from Tiger Stadium to fans yesterday.  In total, roughly 3300 servings of grass were given away, causing traffic headaches around the pickup point at Alex Box Stadium.  

"I plan on building some timbers actually around it and having my own little Death Valley right in my back yard," said Clay from Prairieville.  

Cameron is a sophomore and says her and a friend had arrived hours early to claim their pieces of the field, only to watch the distribution descend into a chaotic scene.

"I started running and I started running and I grabbed two," Cameron explains.  By the time they got to [my friend] they said they had to cut it to one, so he decided to take my two and we're going to take one each and split it."

Kelsey from Baton Rouge snagged some of the painted grass and says while having the keepsake turf may come off as silly, she prizes her new possession.

"We got purple, yellow and white," Kelsey says.  "It's a piece of history, so it's not that silly!"

The sod was removed from the field as part of a months-long project to replace the grass and improve drainage in the stadium.

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