Cajuns to Play All Home Games At Russo Park
Remember those discussions about the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Baseball team having to play home games at Fabacher Field or Zephyr Stadium?
The school announced today all home games will be played at Russo Park/M. L. Tigue Moore Field, beginning with the series against Southern Miss on March 3-5.
The announcement was made today by Dr. Jessica Leger, Interim Director of Athletics.
"We will utilize our existing bleachers and are prepared to add additional seating to accommodate all fans purchasing a 2017 general admission season ticket," Leger said. "We encourage our 2016 season ticket holders to begin purchasing their season tickets beginning Monday, December 19th at the Cajundome Box Office, or through their account manager on ragincajuns.com. We want to thank Chris and Mamie Russo for their generous contributions to our new stadium."
Louisiana head coach Tony Robichaux said, "This has been a unique process.to be able to be here today and know we're going to play all of our home games here. It makes me very happy and makes our players very happy and will make our fans very happy. And, we are now able to let teams know where these games will be played."
Robichaux thanked Louisiana President Dr. Joseph Savoie, former athletic director Scott Farmer and Leger for their support. He also expressed thanks to Rusty Cloutier, the Russo family, all of the donors and current and former players and coaches.
He saved a special thanks for Stefni Lotief.
"She's been with me every step of the way," Robichaux said, "continuing to cultivate donors. I couldn't have done a lot of this without Stefni, and want to thank Mike for allowing her to do this. She could be working on softball every day and yet she's helping to grow the baseball program."
All seats, other than Patio Suites, will initially be General Admission until the stadium is fully functional and all premium seat areas are available.
All season tickets will be priced at $175.00, with donations to the excellence fund also required. Supreme Rice Field Club seats (the first three rows in the new grandstand) require a $275.00 donation. Chairback seats will require a $175.00 donation, with patio suites at $125.00 and bleacher seats at $25.00.
In addition, it was announced reserved parking will be available this coming season to 2017 RCAF Annual Fund Donors at the $250.00 level who also purchase season tickets. An RCAF membership will not be required to have the right to purchase season tickets this coming season, but will be required beginning in 2018.
Leger said the total completion date is slated for early May.