I read an article in the Tennessean mid way through last years season about improvements to the grounds around LP Field. I didn't bring it up then because there were so many other issues on field that were more exciting than the grounds around LP Field. Through all of my logic, I think now would be a good time to bring this up. The article mentioned 'grassing' the entire parking lot(s) to make them more tailgating friendly. (I can't remember who wrote it. Does anyone else remember this story?) But any how, I thought to myself, "That's an awful idea. What would these lots look like after a good rain, or heaven forbid, snow?". The idea, or thought, isn't a good one IMO. If you want to improve the lots to make them more tailgating friendly; Re-align the parking spaces so that there are parking spaces against the grass areas where we park to tailgate rather than parking half way on grass, half on asphalt. The smaller grass areas (islands) thoughout the lots are 'humped' and hard to set up on. Level these out and you could almost double the tailgating space on grass. After TSU uses our stadium parking lots for tailgating, have them bring in some backhoes, dumptrucks and bulldozers to clean up after themselve's! Clean out the Port-A-Pots. These things sit out in the sun cooking along with all the poop that's been in there since the last game. And get some that have doors that operate. Toilet paper would be a good option. Does anyone think that grassing these areas would be a good idea? They said "it would improve our tailgating pleasure and make room for more tailgaters". I've seen some areas around LP Field that USED to be grassed. If this is the way that they plan to maintain these areas.....no thanks Bud.