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LSU Football Season-Opener Against BYU Moved to the Superdome

09:57 August 29, 2017
By: Michael Fulkerson

8/30 Update: Due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey to Houston and the surrounding areas, the 2017 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff between LSU and BYU has been relocated to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Every ticket, parking, and RV parking pass that was purchased for the game originally scheduled to take place at NRG Stadium in Houston will be refunded and processed by the outlet it was purchased through, including the schools, Lone Star Sports & Entertainment, and Ticketmaster.

Pre-sales for the game in New Orleans, Louisiana, including purchases through the participating schools, will begin Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. Tickets open to the general public will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. through Ticketmaster.com. Prices will range from $40.00 - $215.00 per ticket. Parking will be available only on game day for $40.00 per space.

The game will still be played on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 9:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. CT and televised nationally on ESPN.

LSU Football's opening game will be moved from Houston to New Orleans due to the severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Harvey.

On Monday, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said the game would not be played in Houston but could not provide a definite answer on the new venue for the Tigers' opening game against BYU.

That same day, BYU confirmed the game would, in fact, be played Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. LSU soon confirmed the move as well. LSU Football also added on Twitter that "at this time, no specific ticket info has been released for the game in New Orleans. We are working in conjunction with game officials to set up a purchasing structure. Fans will be alerted with purchase information when tickets are available."

"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."

Over the weekend, officials with the Mercedes-Benz Superdome offered to host the game, which was slated to take place in Houston's NRG Stadium on September 2. Superdome officials had said the stadium could host the Tiger's season-opener if NRG could not host the two teams because of severe weather conditions.

Some areas in Houston could experience up to 50 inches of total rainfall as a result of Harvey. As of now, the game is set for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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