Project: Championship Plaza at LSU
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Markets Served: Education, University
Dedication Honoring a Baseball Legacy
The Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors approved a proposal to construct a commemorative plaza outside of Alex Box Stadium. Formally named the Gerry Lane National Championship Plaza, the space is about 3,150 square feet and located at the front entrance of the stadium.
LSU approached ASI to complete plaques honoring the Tigers’ six national championship teams: 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000 and 2009. In addition, LSU wanted to honor four members of the College Baseball Hall of Fame: Coach Skip Bertman, Pitcher Ben McDonald, Second Baseman Todd Walker and First Baseman Eddy Furniss.
Work on designing and constructing the plaza began in November 2018 with the deadline of a dedication ceremony in September 2019.
About the Solution
ASI consulted with the Client on their overall vision, which included plaques to commemorate LSU’s six NCAA baseball titles and a statue of the legendary LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman, who led his team to win the College World Series five times.
ASI designed custom signage for the Gerry Lane Championship Plaza including Cast Bronze Plaques, Aluminum Dimensional Letters, Stainless Steel Dimensional Letters, Halo-Lit Dimensional Letters and an aluminum Cabinet Sign. ASI incorporated graphics honoring LSU baseball’s Southeastern Conference Championships – both regular season and tournament titles.
Today, Gerry Lane Championship Plaza is a representation of LSU’s baseball program and a campus landmark that will be admired by students and fans for decades to come.