BATON ROUGE - The Preservation of Tiger Stadium North End Zone project has won an Award for Excellence in Construction from ABC's Pelican Chapter in the category of Historical Restoration/Renovation less than $25 million.
The award will be presented Thursday, January 17 at the Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet at The Renaissance Baton Rouge. This regional award allows LSU to apply for the national award, which will be announced in mid-December.
The goal of the project for LSU, and the Tiger Athletic Foundation was to restore the exterior façade while maintaining the iconic historic look of Tiger Stadium.
"We [LSU and TAF] wanted to bring Tiger Stadium back to life and restore its luster - try to find a way to make it exciting for LSU Tiger fans, give it some fresh life with the arches," Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs and Development Eddie Nunez said.
This project involved three major elements. The first was to restore the north end zone façade concrete. The entire north end zone was cleaned and received a penetrating corrosion inhibitor and a final top coat. The second element was to remove and replace the upper chain link fence and replace it with a new fence to match the recent work around Tiger Stadium. The third element was the addition of aesthetic lighting to illuminate the iconic archways of the stadium.
MAPP Construction was chosen for the project in April of 2012, and it was designed by Engensus.
LSU won this award by submitting a binder full of information about the project that included, among other things, a write up on the project, pictures, examples of innovation, and references.