BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU officials announced Thursday evening that a series of enhancements to Tiger Stadium during the off-season will keep the university from hosting the Bayou Country Superfest for the next two years.
Following the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the stadium will undergo upgrades to things like concession stands and bathrooms.
"It's been a great event for our community, LSU and Tiger Stadium," said vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva. "We are in a position where we have to make these necessary improvements to Tiger Stadium and the only time that we can do this is during the off-season."
Tiger Stadium has hosted the event on Memorial Day weekend every year since 2010.
"We thank Joe Alleva and everyone at LSU for being such welcoming hosts for seven years of the Bayou Country Superfest, and for helping create an event that has drawn hundreds of thousands of fans from across the country to Baton Rouge to celebrate Memorial Day weekend," said Quint Davis, producer/director of Bayou Country Superfest. "We'll explore alternatives to keep presenting what has become one of the biggest annual country music festivals in the South. In the meantime, Go Tigers!"