Lamson Park Named Top Softball Venue In America
Everybody in Cajun country knows Lamson Park is the best place in the world to see a college softball game, and the rest of the USA finally agreed.
In a national poll conducted by flosoftball.com, Lamson Park was voted the top softball venue in the country, and it wasn't even close. The home of the Ragin' Cajuns received 28 percent of the vote, and the second highest total was Alabama's Rhoads Stadium with 13 percent.
FloSoftball.com's Top College Softball Stadiums
1. Louisiana-Lamson Park (28.87%)
2. Alabama-Rhoads Stadium (13.15%)
3. Notre Dame-Melissa Cook Stadium (11.25%)
4. Arkansas-Bogle Park (10.17%)
5. LSU-Tiger Park (9.74%)
6. Liberty-Kamphuis Field (6.17%)
7. South Carolina-Beckham Field (5.19%)
8. Arizona State-Farrington Stadium (3.89%)
9. Baylor-Getterman Stadium (2.1%)
10. Oregon-Jane Sanders Stadium (1.94%)
Whenever you go to a game at Lamson Park, you get a lot more than softball. Clearly, the performance on the field is always top-notch, thanks to Mike Lotief and his incredible players, but the atmosphere is truly one of a kind.
Coach Lotief tried to describe the environment to The Advertiser's Kevin Foote.
“I don’t know if there’s anywhere else in the country where you can eat jambalaya, crawfish, red beans, drink beer, fresh peanuts and have people dancing to Cajun Zydeco music in the stands. It’s way more than just going to a softball game.”
To go one step farther, it's like one giant softball family gets together every weekend to throw a party and watch the game. It's not just a game, it's an experience.
The softball season kicks off from Lamson Park on February 10th, with the 31st annual Louisiana Classics tournament. As always, the seats will be packed and there will be fans dancing in the aisles. The "Party At Lamson" is about to return. Do you have your tickets yet?