By CODY WORSHAM | Tiger Rag Editor
The Tigers are heading back to the Superdome.
According to Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, LSU and BYU will face off in New Orleans on Saturday, a game that has been relocated from Houston after the flooding of Hurricane Harvey.
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says his office has received word the LSU-BYU game will be played in New Orleans.
— Jeff Palermo (@jeffpalermoLRN) August 28, 2017
“Efforts are underway in New Orleans and we will work with the fans, the Superdome, the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and both schools throughout the week to ensure the most optimal game day experience for all,” said Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of college sports programming and events.
LSU’s last trip to the Superdome was the ill-fated 2012 BCS Championship Game, won by Alabama 21-0.
“ESPN had to make a difficult decision and we are well aware of the awful circumstance that led to this move,” said LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva. “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.”
According to Derzis, some of the sites considered included Dallas, Jacksonville, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando and San Antonio. LSU will begin automatically refunding tickets purchased for the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff through the university’s ticket office on August 29.