On Saturday nights in Baton Rouge, you can hear what begins as a low rumble and turns to a mighty roar as the Tigers of LSU take the field.
And in Baton Rouge, Saturday Night in Death Valley is a big tradition:
Part of the lore of Tiger Stadium is the tradition of playing games at night, an idea that was introduced in 1931 against Spring Hill (a 35-0 LSU victory). In 2006, LSU celebrated its 75th year of playing night football in Tiger Stadium. Since that first night game in 1931, LSU has played the majority of its games at night and the Tigers have fared much better under the lights than during the day. Since 1960, LSU is 231-61-4 (.787) at night in Tiger Stadium compared to a 29-26-3 (.526) record during the day over that span. (SOURCE)
It wasn’t until 1959 that LSU’s Tiger Stadium was first called Death Valley. Previously known as Deaf Valley because of the crowd noise, the name transformed to Death Valley after the 1959 Sugar Bowl in which LSU beat Clemson.
Other great traditions include: “Mike The Tiger” live mascot, tailgating, “LSU Golden Girls,” “Tiger Bait” taunt, “Geaux To Hell Ole Miss” chant, Victory Hill, LSU Tiger Marching Band, 5-Yard Lines, H-Style Goal Posts, White jerseys, Chinese Bandits, Walk On’s
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