BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU athletics director Skip Bertman unveiled architectural renderings Wednesday of LSUs new baseball and softball stadiums. Ground breaking for both projects is scheduled for November 1 with first pitch in each new stadium slated for the 2008 season. "This is the next logical step in building upon the success of our baseball and softball programs," said Bertman, who built the Tiger baseball program as head coach from 1984-2001 and won five national championships. "LSU fans, the best fans in America, deserve outstanding college baseball and softball facilities." The New Alex Box Stadium will be located at the corner of Nicholson Drive and Gourrier Lane, about 200 yards south of the current site of Alex Box Stadium, and will seat 8,500 fans. The New Tiger Park softball stadium will be located on Skip Bertman Drive, across from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. In the New Alex Box Stadium, the Tiger baseball team will enjoy 6,000 additional square-feet of locker and meeting room space, new batting cages and all the amenities necessary to field a consistent winner. With 700 more seats under roof, 7,000 additional square-feet of restroom accommodations, 3,000 additional square-feet of concession stands, expanded ticket booths, an arcade and novelty shop, childrens play grounds, a Hall of Fame and a Club Lounge, the New Alex Box Stadium will also provide a comfortable home for the LSU baseball faithful. The New Tiger Park will feature 1,289 seats - including 587 chair-back seats - and the capability of accommodate 1,200 more fans on an outfield berm. The berm/earthwork package was completed last year and has been settling in preparation for construction. The softball stadium will also feature first-class team facilities, including a locker room, team lounge, meeting facility, training facility, equipment room, indoor batting cages and umpire locker rooms. All seats in the New Tiger Park will be angled toward the playing field, and the facility will include an open concourse with concessions areas and video monitors. Adequate press facilities and club seating or private suites will be included in each new stadium, plus enhanced lighting for night and televised games. The stadiums will also be designed to allow for future expansion. All LSU fans will have the opportunity to participate and keep up with the news surrounding the planning and construction phases of the projects at www.MakeYourPitch.net, the official web site of the New Alex Box Stadium and of the new softball facility.