LSU class creates Tiger Stadium’s field replica

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- LSU AgCenter horticulture instructor Bob Mirabello and his class took their time to create their own version of the Tiger Stadium field.

Instructor Bob Mirabello says this class project is a way to get campus excited for football season.

“They measure, they scale, they used a tape measure, they were able to lay it out,” Mirabello said. “It gives them a perspective of what they do in Tiger Stadium.”

The class took about two hours mowing and clipping the lawn and measuring and spray painting the replica of Tiger Stadium field.

“After we were done it was pretty cool to see. I mean it’s an actual one sixteenth scale of Tiger Stadium. They eye and everything is exactly how you would see it at Tiger Stadium,” Turf and Landscape major, Grant Ollenburger said.

Two students in the class work for the school’s athletics department where they work on the turf in Tiger Stadium. The boys said the class project gave a perfect representation to what they do at work.

“It takes about 3 days to paint Tiger Stadium so it was cool to teach them a quick little version of it,” Turf and Landscape major, Jonah Philly said.

Painting the Tiger Stadium field for every games takes about 600 gallons of paint, for their replica the class used 30 cans of spray paint.

“Turf grass plays a role in Louisiana’s economy. The total value of turf grass and sod production in Louisiana during 2018 was $53.2 million,” The LSU AgCenter said in a Facebook post.

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