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LSU AD says Alabama fans will ‘need telescopes’ to see at the newly expanded Tiger Stadium

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Tiger Stadium's expansion will push its capacity beyond 100,000 (Getty Images)

Tiger Stadium at LSU has been undergoing an expansion that will push its capacity beyond the 100,000 mark. Athletic director Joe Alleva has a plan for those new seats.

At the final stop of the LSU “Tiger Tour,” Alleva told fans that those brand new upper deck seats will be reserved for Alabama fans when they make the trip to Baton Rouge.

“When Alabama comes, (their fans) will be at the top of the new stadium seats,” Alleva said, per the Daily Advertiser. “They’re going to need telescopes to see the game.”

Alleva said the renovation project will be completed by the time the Tigers’ home opener rolls around on Sept. 6 against Sam Houston State. The Crimson Tide won’t make its trip to Baton Rouge until Nov. 8 – LSU’s final home game of the season. That will give Alleva and company plenty of time to pick out the perfect seats for their SEC counterparts.

The Tigers fell to the Tide 38-17 on the road last season, their third straight loss in the series. LSU last beat Alabama at Tiger Stadium in 2010.

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