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Meet a Tiger named Mike
There are a number of attractions close to Tiger Stadium that are absolute musts for any visitor on game day. The newly renovated habitat for LSU’s beloved mascot Mike the Tiger VI set the university back a few million dollars, and once you see the 15,000 square foot tropical paradise you’ll know why. It includes a large live oak tree and a waterfall and stream emanating from a rocky backdrop overflowing with plants and trees. The habitat also features state-of-the-art technologies and research and conservation efforts. And if you’re lucky, Mike will be out sunbathing.
The 2008 season offers the last chance for anyone to get a view of one of the most storied stadiums in the history of college baseball. Located directly to the west of Tiger Stadium sits Alex Box Stadium – home of five national title teams and countless conference championships over more than 70 years. The new Alex Box is currently under construction further down Nicholson drive and will be ready by February of 2009.
Chimes Street is one of the most historic parts of the LSU campus and is worth a walk. It’s home to such legendary hang-outs as The Chimes, Slinky’s and Serranos. The Chimes has one of the best menus in Baton Rouge and has over 200 imported beers. James Carville, one of LSU’s most famous alums, often stops here for a beer on game day.
After a couple of beverages there, head down the street just a bit and grab one of LSU’s most popular snacks. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has grown from a single college snack shop into a chicken giant – now with locations in more than 10 states. If LSU coach Les Miles endorses Cane’s it must be good, right?
Also, make sure to check out the parade grounds, home to the famous LSU Bell Tower. A unique blend of students and fans always congregate around the area before the game.