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For Immediate Release - February 11, 2020

LSU TO OPEN 2022 AND 2023 SEASONS AGAINST FLORIDA STATE ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND

2022 Contest Set for Mercedes-Benz Superdome; 2023 Game Slated for Orlando


BATON ROUGE – LSU and Florida State have scheduled a two-game series in football beginning with the 2022 season-opener at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the schools, along with ESPN Events, announced on Tuesday.

The 2022 season opener, which will be played on Sunday, Sept. 4, is the first of two games between the teams. LSU and Florida State will open the 2023 season on Labor Day weekend as the Tigers and Seminoles will meet on Sunday, Sept. 3 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

"Our team looks forward to playing Florida State to open the 2022 and 2023 seasons," LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said. "To play a traditional power like Florida State is a challenge that excites our team. Playing in New Orleans and Orlando is a great opportunity for us to showcase to recruits the LSU program. We look forward to playing anyone, anywhere at any time."

LSU is 2-7 all-time against Florida State with the 2022 meeting being the first between the teams since 1991 when the Seminoles posted a 27-16 win in Tiger Stadium.

"LSU and Florida State are two of college football's most iconic brands, and we look forward to renewing this series," Peter Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of college sports programming and ESPN Events, said. "When scheduling neutral-site games, our goal is always to provide fans and viewers an incredible matchup, and we feel we've done exactly that with these highly-anticipated events."

The LSU-Florida State series dates back to 1968 when the Tigers beat the Seminoles, 31-27, in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

"We've been working on this for a few years," Sugar Bowl CEO Jeff Hundley said of the LSU-Florida State contest in New Orleans. "The stakes are high, but with LSU and FSU we have two nationally recognized programs within driving distance of New Orleans. We're expecting a big and enthusiastic crowd here for Labor Day Weekend in 2022. It should be fun."

"We are so excited to bring yet another thrilling kickoff game to Orlando, and we look forward to hosting college football fans from around the globe for this incredible matchup," Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan said of the 2023 game. "Events like these have a profound impact on the Central Florida community, and we can't wait to show the student-athletes, coaches, families and supporters of our longstanding partners in Tallahassee and Baton Rouge what makes Orlando one of the country's top neutral-site destinations."

The two-game series with Florida State continues a scheduling trend for the Tigers that will see LSU play high-profile non-conference games for the remainder of the decade. LSU plays host to Texas in Tiger Stadium this year after traveling to face the Longhorns in 2019.

LSU has future home-and-home games scheduled with UCLA (2021 and 2024), Clemson (2025 and 2026), Oklahoma (2027 and 2028), and Arizona State (2029 and 2030).
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31 Comments
Well we had Texas Home and Home , Now it's back to the norm and ruining season tickets values again... Thanks LSU
Reply13 days
I'm not a huge fan of neutral site games, but I sure enjoyed going to Lambeau in 2016...until a certain pass was thrown.
Reply14 days
Bull shite I have paid a lot of money for season tickets to LSU play in Tiger stadium. LSU has some crappy home games and when the sign up the big boys they say hey drive to Atlanta for a home game. Take away our parking. Take away long time tailgating spots and now the take the games out of Baton Rouge.
Reply14 days
Neutral Site is bullshite
Reply14 days
Literally the other day I was thinking of teams that LSU has not played in recent time( for me not sure if ever matched). FSU popped right to the front of my mind. Glad this is happening.
Reply14 days
Fsu came to LSU back in the 80s
14 days
I think was 80s. Was when I was little. Don't remember much of it
14 days
Weird that I don't even recall that 1991 game.
Reply14 days
I was 11 and remember tons of rain and lots of FSU players injured
14 days
I remember a huge fight at the end
14 days
Miserable rainy game !!
14 days
I looked back at our series with them and saw something curious. From 1979 until 1983 we played 5 consecutive years all in Tiger Stadium. They were pretty good then, or at least better then we were. Does anyone know why they would come play us at our place without us going there?
Reply14 days
That's just how Bowden built the program back then. They wanted as many chances as possible to play the big teams, wherever they had to do it.
14 days
This neutral site garbage was a factor in deciding not to renew my season tickets. Also a baby and living out of state!!! lol. Probably those last two more than the first. But I love the matchup!
Reply14 days
Florida needs a dome. Too damn hot
Reply14 days
Tiger Stadium > Superdome. Make home and homes on campus. Rather travel to their campus than some crap stadium.
Reply14 days
Cool
Reply15 days
Looking forward to see LSU bring the series to 4-7.
Reply15 days
Decent chance Norvell has FSU relevant by then. Could be a good game. And I second the home and home sentiment.
Reply15 days
To hell with the neutral site garbage
Reply15 days
‘College football’ without college atmospheres....no thanks.
Reply15 days
Then don’t go
14 days
The only down side is if either team winds up in the sugar bowl or the capital one bowl the prior or current year.
Reply15 days
Bama will schedule FAMU to counteract that!
Reply15 days
Stop doing home and homes at neutral sites. A single kick off game, fine. But let the fans go and experience another campus, their bars, restaurants, tailgating, traditions... let ooc people come make the trip here. This is horrible. Austin was amazing. I hear West Virginia was as well. The admin should stop doing this shite. I wont be going and I hope a lot of other people send a message as well and not buy tickets. Get off my lawn.
Reply15 days
I know I don’t need to explain but these are branding games.
15 days
Yep, as nice as it would be to see Florida State in Tiger Stadium there is a purpose that benefits LSU to have neutral site games.
15 days
Oh poor LSU they're really struggling to get their brand out there and could really use the money.
15 days
Wish it was a home/home; go in there in and assert some dominance of the ACC
Reply15 days
I hate neutral site games
Reply15 days
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