LSU-BYU game moved to New Orleans

Published 6:52 pm Monday, August 28, 2017

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The BYU vs. LSU football game will be played Saturday night at the Superdome in New Orleans after massive flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey forced it to be relocated from NRG Stadium.

ESPN announced the move Monday. Finding a stadium to play the neutral-site game was in the hands of the television network and game organizers who wanted to find a place that allowed convenient access to at least some fans already holding tickets.

The game is still scheduled to kick off at 8:30 p.m., and will still be televised live on ESPN, the school and network said.

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ESPN said in a statement that Dallas, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Nashville and Orlando also reached out about hosting the game.

“ESPN had to make a difficult decision and we are well aware of the awful circumstance that led to this move,” LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said in a statement. “Every storm is different, but we in Louisiana understand a little about what all of those in Harvey’s path are going through right now. It’s heartbreaking and our prayers go out to all who are impacted.”