November 28, 2013 6:14 AM
SAO PAULO (AP) - Part of the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Brazil next year collapsed on Wednesday, causing significant damage and killing three people, authorities said. The accident could delay the delivery of the stadium in Sao Paulo by FIFA's December deadline to have all... more »
November 27, 2013 11:35 AM
SAO PAULO - A stadium scheduled for the World Cup opener in Brazil has partially collapsed, killing three people.
A crane collapsed, causing a huge metal structure to buckle atop the stadium, destroying part of the stands and a LED panel outside the venue.
The collapse may mean... more »
November 12, 2013 9:01 AM
ATLANTA - Atlanta's mayor says the city will demolish Turner Field after the Braves leave for a new stadium in the suburbs in 2017. Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday during a press conference that the stadium will not be left vacant after the team starts playing at a new field... more »
November 6, 2013 8:58 AM
HOUSTON- The Houston Astrodome was the world's first domed and air-conditioned stadium when it opened in 1965. It became Houston's defining landmark, a symbol of the city's can-do spirit. But after voters on Tuesday rejected a referendum that would have authorized up to $217 million in bonds to turn the... more »
November 6, 2013 8:17 AM
HOUSTON - Texas voters have rejected a plan to convert the shuttered Houston Astrodome into a convention center and have likely doomed the iconic stadium to demolition.
Tuesday's referendum would have authorized Harris County to issue up to $217 million in bonds to turn the world's first multipurpose domed... more »
October 17, 2013 8:43 AM
BILOXI, Miss.- Plans for the new minor league baseball stadium presented to the Biloxi Development Review Committee haven't changed much from the original renderings. Leigh Jaunsen, an architect with Dale Partners Architects, says the plan shows "a solid, urban, historic-looking ballpark." The DRC meeting on Wednesday was just a week... more »
September 30, 2013 11:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Kickoff for the LSU-Florida game on Saturday, October 12 in Tiger Stadium has been set for 2:30 p.m.
The Southeastern Conference announced the game times for that weekend this morning.
LSU vs. Florida will match two teams currently ranked in the top 25. The Tigers... more »
September 24, 2013 7:17 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- There could be another use for a World Cup Soccer Stadium being built in the isolated state of Amazonas in Brazil that may not make it such a white elephant, after-all. One judge in the area has a new use for it after the competition is... more »
September 16, 2013 12:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The game time for LSU's matchup against Georgia on Sept. 28 will be 2:30pm.
The Tigers and Bulldogs will play in Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.
LSU has jumped to sixth overall in the Associated Press poll and seventh in the USA Today Coaches Poll... more »
September 13, 2013 5:32 PM
HOUSTON - A last-ditch effort has been organized to save the iconic but now shuttered and dilapidated Houston Astrodome. Local and national preservation groups and a new political action committee are banding together. But they're doing so less than eight weeks before voters decide whether to approve authorizing up to... more »
September 9, 2013 11:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference announced today that game time for the LSU and Auburn game will be 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 21.
LSU will host Auburn in Tiger Stadium, and the game will be televised on ESPN.
LSU has won seven straight games against Auburn on... more »
September 6, 2013 11:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - Tiger fans will have a pick of a number of new concession items in Tiger Stadium for LSU's first home Saturday night against UAB.
The traditional favorites will still be available, including hot dogs, hamburgers, Manda sauasage, sodas, peanuts, nachos and popcorn.
But there will... more »
August 29, 2013 3:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Construction work on LSU's Tiger Stadium will bolster the stadium to around a capacity of 100,000 when it's completed before the start of the 2014 season.
Senior Associate Athletic Director Eddie Nunez says it's like giving fans an extra Christmas, and the 2014 season will be... more »
August 28, 2013 11:03 PM
DALLAS- LSU fans planning to attend Saturday's season opener at AT&T Stadium will need to reference the new bag policy for NFL stadiums.
LSU alumni in Texas alerted members to the policy ahead of the game.
Bags allowed: -Made of clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not... more »
August 14, 2013 7:40 PM
HOUSTON- What happens to the Astrodome in Houston is now up to voters in Harris County after leaders put the plan on the November ballot. Voters will decide if they want to raise $217 million to redevelop the stadium. The Astrodome was built in 1965 and was called the "Eighth... more »
August 6, 2013 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - It appears sacred words written by the voice of LSU's football stadium were stolen by another university and at times, used word for word.
In 2010, Dan Borne wrote his Ode to Tiger Stadium, which ends with the unforgettable line: "It's Saturday night in Death Valley".... more »
July 25, 2013 1:41 PM
ARLINGTON, Tx - The Dallas Cowboys say their billion-dollar complex will be renamed AT&T Stadium as part of a multi-year deal with the telecommunications giant. An emotional Jerry Jones, the team's owner and general manager, said Thursday he wants "this building to be more familiar than the White House." The... more »
June 11, 2013 2:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU and Oklahoma fans attending last week's Super Regional matchup gave generously to support tornado disaster relief back in the Sooner State, according to the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Red Cross.
Spokesperson Nancy Malone said fans opened their wallets to give more than $14,130... more »
May 13, 2013 11:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - Join us Friday, May 17th as the LSU Tigers will host Channel 2 for "WBRZ Night," at Alex Box Stadium.
If you can't make it out to Alex Box, be sure to tune in on May 17, 2013 for a special edition of "Friday at the... more »
May 1, 2013 10:09 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Tx - Texas A&M's Kyle Field will become the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference after university regents approved a $450 million redevelopment plan. The stadium's capacity will increase from 82,589 to 102,500 in the expansion, making it just larger than Tennessee's Neyland Stadium's 102,455. The renovation will... more »
April 24, 2013 6:55 PM
PASADENA, Calif. - The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system. The game will... more »
April 17, 2013 2:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved a proposal from the school athletic department to name Alex Box Stadium's baseball field after legendary coach Skip Bertman.
The field will be called "Skip Bertman Field", while "Alex Box Stadium" will keep its name.
The Athletic Department... more »
April 12, 2013 2:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal from the LSU Athletic Department on Wednesday to name the baseball field at Alex Box Stadium after legendary baseball coach Skip Bertman.
The field will be called "Skip Bertman Field" if the Board approves the proposal on... more »
March 18, 2013 10:13 AM
PITTSBURGH - A federal judge in Pittsburgh has dismissed one lawsuit from people who bought tickets to the February 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, but had to watch it on TV because their seats weren't properly installed in time for the game. U.S. District Judge David Cercone dismissed the fraud... more »
March 12, 2013 11:01 AM
HOUSTON- The dilemma of the deteriorating Houston Astrodome remains unresolved with the passing of a deadline to put a bond referendum before voters in May. The Houston Chronicle reports Harris County commissioners meeting Tuesday are taking no action on a bond question to overhaul the vacant facility. Voters would need... more »
December 6, 2012 4:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- Crews dismantled the south end zone scoreboard at Tiger Stadium, marking the end of an era for LSU fans.
The scoreboard had to be removed to make way for the South Stadium expansion project that will add thousands of seats as well as two new scoreboards.
... more »
November 27, 2012 10:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the fourth Bayou Country Superfest released the lineup of musicians scheduled to cross Baton Rouge stages next year.
The list includes Lady Antebellum, the Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry, and other big-name groups.
The two-day country... more »
November 16, 2012 11:03 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - The head of the authority overseeing construction of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium says she expects any fees for personal seat licenses would be in line with those charged for other new stadiums recently built in the state. Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michelle Kelm-Helgen says the legislation... more »
November 2, 2012 10:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane says its new campus football facility will be known as Yulman Stadium.
Richard Yulman is the owner of the mattress manufacturing company Serta International and a member of the Tulane board. He and his wife, Janet, donated $15 million toward construction of the $55 million... more »
November 1, 2012 10:27 AM
LONDON - The mayor of London wants to see more NFL games in his city.
Mayor Boris Johnson says he has spoken with the league about adding more games in Olympic Stadium. All six NFL games in London so far have been played at Wembley, including New England's 45-7... more »
October 8, 2012 4:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU warned fans going to this weekend's home game against South Carolina to be aware of changes due to renovations being made at the stadium.
LSU started working on a new addition to the southern end zone which will add suites, club seats and more public... more »
June 22, 2012 7:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - Gregg Patterson, a former LSU pitcher, has been named to a commission that oversees the Louisiana Superdome and other stadiums.
Gov. Bobby Jindal appointed Patterson to the Louisiana Board of Commissioners of the Stadium and Exposition District. The district has jurisdictional authority over the John A.... more »
June 7, 2012 3:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Tickets for the LSU-Stony Brook Super Regional go on sale to the general public in just a couple of hours.
Tickets can be purchased from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight by the general public the following ways:
Online at LSUTix.net
By phone... more »
May 3, 2012 1:01 PM
BATON ROUGE- Applications are available for the new suites and club seats in Tiger Stadium's South End Zone expansion.
The 60 Tiger Den Suites and 3000 Stadium Club seats will be awarded to fans who request them on a priority point basis.
A donation of $69,000 is required... more »
April 18, 2012 11:41 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva says a proposal to expand Tiger Stadium will be heard by the LSU Board of Supervisors on April 27. About 60 suites and approximately 3,000 club seats have been proposed above the existing south end zone seats in Tiger Stadium.
The... more »
March 16, 2012 7:49 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A new poll shows stronger support than opposition for renaming Penn State's football stadium in honor of longtime coach Joe Paterno, who died in January. The Quinnipiac University poll released Friday said 46 percent of those surveyed think the school should rename Beaver Stadium, while 40... more »
December 8, 2011 2:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University believes a home-field advantage will make all the difference. The school on Thursday announced plans to build a $60 million stadium on campus. The Green Wave has played most of its home football games in the Superdome since 1975. Tulane's old stadium was demolished in... more »
December 2, 2011 5:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but many Tiger fans admit their cherished Death Valley needs some work.
Now the Tiger Athletic Foundation is paying for a $9 million makeover for the aging stadium. The plan includes resurfacing concrete walls after years... more »
February 5, 2011 12:33 PM
LIVINGSTON- Livingston Parish has an initial agreement to lease a stadium it would build to attract a minor league baseball team.
The Advocate of Baton Rouge says government documents do not name a team - but play would begin in April 2013 in the Class AA Southern League.
... more »
January 25, 2011 10:23 PM
CONVENT- Two Lutcher High School graduates were behind bars in St. James Parish Tuesday night accused of setting the fire that destroyed that school's football stadium in November. 21-year-old Adam Lambert is charged with arson. 18-year-old Lindsey Matherne is charged with accessory to arson.
Authorities say they suspected Lambert... more »
December 28, 2010 1:54 PM
A woman's body was found burned to death Tuesday at the entrance of a stadium near the campus of Southern University of New Orleans, and police need your help in identifying her.
Police found the woman's body on the ground of the parking lot.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's... more »
December 12, 2010 11:22 AM
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants will play on Monday night in Detroit after the Metrodome's inflated roof collapsed in a snowstorm.
The NFL says kickoff will be at 7:20 p.m. Eastern time.
Metrodome officials told the league the roof wouldn't be ready in time... more »
December 12, 2010 9:59 AM
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- The inflatable roof of the Metrodome collapsed Sunday after a snowstorm that dumped 17 inches on Minneapolis. No one was hurt, but the roof failure sent the NFL scrambling to find a new venue for the Vikings' game against the New York Giants.
The teams had been... more »
November 18, 2010 4:31 PM
LUTCHER - Administrators have decided to close the Lutcher High School football stadium for the rest of the season, after a fire damaged the home bleachers and storage rooms underneath it Monday.
Superintendent Lonnie Luce told News 2 that the decision was made out of an abundance of caution,... more »
November 15, 2010 6:59 PM
LUTCHER, La. – As Coach Tim Detillier surveyed the damage caused by a late-night fire at Lutcher High School’s football stadium, he was reminded of a similar scene four years ago, when the school’s locker room was also burned. That’s the same year the Lutcher Bulldogs won the state championship... more »
October 27, 2010 11:14 AM
Organizers of the second Bayou Country Superfest announced that Kenny Chesney would return for a second appearance at the music festival this Memorial Day.
The list of acts includes Chesney, Tim McGraw, Sugarland, the Zac Brown Band, Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Luke Bryan, Jason Michael Carroll, Josh Thompson, and... more »
October 25, 2010 12:15 PM
LSU’s game against Alabama will be another afternoon game, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday. Kickoff at Tiger Stadium has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 6. The game will be broadcast on CBS. LSU and Alabama both have an open date this weekend. LSU goes into the Alabama... more »
September 21, 2010 1:15 PM
A 17-year-old in Baton Rouge who was sought in a string of television thefts from a local college has surrendered to police.
Ed Pratt with Southern University said that Donovan Burrell was arrested by Baton Rouge Police Monday night. He was the sixth person sought in the theft of... more »
February 2, 2010 10:23 AM
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has toured the site of Sunday's Super Bowl and says the security plan is ready to thwart any threats. The NFL said Monday's tour of Sun Life Stadium was the first by a Cabinet secretary before a championship game. Napolitano says she considered it... more »
October 24, 2009 11:35 AM
Kickoff is set for 6:34 p.m. in Tiger Stadium as 9th ranked LSU takes on Auburn. Weather should be great throughout the day and at gametime. Mike the Tiger and the LSU band march down Victory Hill at 4:40 p.m. Shortly after 6:00 p.m., Mike and the LSU cheerleaders field... more »
October 8, 2009 1:19 PM
The Capitol Hilton has tickets on sale now for Saturday shuttle services for the LSU-Florida game.
The shuttles will take people from downtown Baton Rouge to Tiger Stadium. Tickets are $18 dollars. People interested in riding the shuttle have to park in a downtown public parking spot and must... more »
September 18, 2009 4:21 PM
Southern University Police are using surveillance video and fingerprints to track down vandals who damaged a bathroom and locker room at Mumford Stadium. Investigators say the vandals destroyed a newly renovated women's bathroom. Damage included a shattered sink, broken soap dispensers, and several stall doors. The vandals also sprayed a... more »