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    Looking for info related to The University of Louisiana's historical campus buildings and surroundings. Please contribute


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    Saw this on Facebook: the Tigue, 1981

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    Ray Authement with his "good olyde boys" in what is now Cypress swamp. (5,000,000 BC to 2008)

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    When did the pine trees in the outfield get planted?


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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajuns_fan View Post
    Saw this on Facebook: the Tigue, 1981
    WOW!!! That's awesome.

    We drew more fans in baseball in 1981 than Tulane does in football now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajuns_fan View Post
    Saw this on Facebook: the Tigue, 1981
    Ropes for hand rails....

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    Ropes for hand rails....
    Don't let go.

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    and the foul ball netting over the grand stand was chain link fence...


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    Holy crap is that the same scoreboard that we just replaced???!


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    That score board is now a billboard


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Colony View Post
    That score board is now a billboard
    Definitely this one before they added the video board and clock and moved it over a bit


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    Anyone know when the wall was built??


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    Quote Originally Posted by cypremort View Post
    and the foul ball netting over the grand stand was chain link fence...
    And it sure looks like we had plenty of space to grow. I wonder what happened to cause us to be so land-locked in just 30 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajuns_fan View Post
    And it sure looks like we had plenty of space to grow. I wonder what happened to cause us to be so land-locked in just 30 years.
    This is why I hoped UL would keep the Horse Farm.

    You can't predict future situations based on current needs.

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    Completely agree. I think it was a very short sighted move but there was political motivations for it to happen.

    If you going to give away the horse farm then UL/T-Joe should have held out for Girard Park. (Yea, I know about the stipulations in the original land donation).

    Anyone have any updates on the Lourdes properties?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cypremort View Post
    Completely agree. I think it was a very short sighted move but there was political motivations for it to happen.

    If you going to give away the horse farm then UL/T-Joe should have held out for Girard Park. (Yea, I know about the stipulations in the original land donation).

    Anyone have any updates on the Lourdes properties?
    The Lourdes park will remain but will be move over near the T@F entrance.

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    Is it just me, the diamond looks like it had more foul room on the 1st and 3rd base line and behind the plate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    This is why I hoped UL would keep the Horse Farm.

    You can't predict future situations based on current needs.
    Not sure what you mean by that: I don't know what the acreage is, but sure seems to me that the Horse farm is not any bigger than the athletic complex....minus the Cajundome......so I can't see everything moving out there. (Even assuming that money was no object.) Am I wrong about the acreage of both areas?

    So what would you like to have seen at the HF, if UL had held on to it? I would not have wanted to have only the Tigue moved out there by itself.

    Where I'd like to see us grow would be behind the Tigue. It would be great to have not only more room for the Tigue, but to also move the T & F complex there, so we could then use that area for tailgating.

    In fact, in the master plan there is a section called "Land Acquisition Strategies" and one parcel listed is the one right behind the T & F compex. That parcel was just listed and sold....but I dint think we bought it. At least I'd be very pleasantly surprised if we did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajuns_fan View Post
    Not sure what you mean by that: I don't know what the acreage is, but sure seems to me that the Horse farm is not any bigger than the athletic complex....minus the Cajundome......so I can't see everything moving out there. (Even assuming that money was no object.) Am I wrong about the acreage of both areas?

    So what would you like to have seen at the HF, if UL had held on to it? I would not have wanted to have only the Tigue moved out there by itself.

    Where I'd like to see us grow would be behind the Tigue. It would be great to have not only more room for the Tigue, but to also move the T & F complex there, so we could then use that area for tailgating.

    In fact, in the master plan there is a section called "Land Acquisition Strategies" and one parcel listed is the one right behind the T & F compex. That parcel was just listed and sold....but I dint think we bought it. At least I'd be very pleasantly surprised if we did.
    Unless there was something that could serve a dual use with Reds, I wasn't advocating the move of any sport venue to the Horse Farm.

    UL will always be in pieces parts and parcel acquisition mode.

    40 years ago UL could not foresee filling up the Athletic Complex.

    History repeats, many can't picture the advantages of 100 downtown acres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie35 View Post
    Is it just me, the diamond looks like it had more foul room on the 1st and 3rd base line and behind the plate.
    Patio boxes seats behind home plate and down the lines were added. The old bull pen is a battle cage now and the current bull pens are only a couple of feet from the line.

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