Deck not ready for LSU opener at Tiger Stadium

Updated: August 28, 2005, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- A yearlong, $60 million construction project on a deck of Tiger Stadium will not be finished in time for LSU's home opener Saturday, and it will also cost more than expected, school officials said.

About 1,500 seats will not be ready for the North Texas game or the Sept. 10 Arizona State game, athletic director Skip Bertman said.

The contractor, Philadelphia, Miss.-based Yates Construction, could have faced a penalty of $500,000 per game for not finishing the ...

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