Heavy flooding in the Houston area could move the LSU-BYU game scheduled for next Saturday to a new location. That's according to a report by SB Nation.
The report said LSU and BYU officials will meet with ESPN to discuss moving the game due to massive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Two potential sites are Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the report said. Officials at the Superdome are ready to host the game if needed.
"We have a game Thursday night, our last preseason game. The stadium will be in football mode," said SMG Executive Vice President Doug Thornton. "So we will just have to go through a changeover. Certainly, converting the building overnight is something we're used to doing. We've gone from Saints games to two national championships before, so that in itself won't be a problem. We just need to make sure that we are properly scheduled our staff, and that requires some planning."
BYU does not allow its athletic teams to play Sundays, so the target date is still on a Saturday at any location. The game is currently scheduled to kickoff at 8:30 p.m. at NRG Stadium in Houston.
The LSU/BYU game could be moved to the Superdome. The Dome's been offered as an option to Advocare Texas Kickoff Classic officials— juan kincaid (@juangkincaid) August 27, 2017
A decision from the Advocare Texas KO Classic officials isn't expected before Tuesday. As of last nite, they still believed they could host— juan kincaid (@juangkincaid) August 27, 2017
Executive VP of SMG Doug Thornton says he would like a decision by late Tues or early Wednesday. Says the Dome could handle quick turnaround— juan kincaid (@juangkincaid) August 27, 2017
Statement from BYU Athletics regarding Hurricane Harvey. pic.twitter.com/joxtLTmJiL— BYU Cougars (@BYUCougars) August 28, 2017
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