Louisiana State University (LSU), a school known for its fans’ devotion to attending football games, recently renovated the club level suites in their historic stadium built in 1924. The club suites provide private seating and superior amenities for guests at the stadium. Due to the higher ticket prices in these suites, the university strives to maintain a high level of comfort and a premium experience for guests.
Because the suites were located directly above poorly insulated cast concrete public corridors, they experienced extreme temperature variations. The concrete trapped excessive heat in Baton Rouge’s hot summer and fall months, which led football fans across the country to refer to Tiger Stadium as “Death Valley.” In the late fall and winter, the concrete corridors were cold, making the suites above uncomfortable. In July 2018, LSU determined it was time to increase the level of insulation in its club suites to combat these issues.