Renovated Cook Hotel on LSU campus ready for Tigers on home game weekend

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The LSU football team this year will be staying in a renovated home not too far away from home before their games at Tiger Stadium.

The on-campus Cook Hotel and Conference Center underwent a major renovation just in time to host the Tigers and the general public for LSU’s home opener versus the University of Tennessee Chattanooga Moccasins.

The Tigers have used the Cook Hotel and adjoining Lod Cook Alumni Center for home games since the Nick Saban coaching era in the early 2000s for pre-game activities on Friday afternoon and Saturday before the Tigers board buses to trek across campus and disembark at the top of victory hill for their traditional walk into Tiger Stadium.

The players stay in a standard room on those home game Friday nights.

The hotel also has a NBA and LSU connection as there is a suite in honor of former Tiger great and NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. His suite is decorated with some of his memorabillia and the bed is big enough for the basketball hall of famer’s 7-foot-2 frame.

The Cook Hotel is open to the public and is owned and operated entirely by the LSU Alumni Association.

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Randy Pistorius


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