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LSU Deputy Director of Athletics Verge Ausberry told The Advocate earlier this month that the Tigers plan to hold a season-opening game in the New Orleans Superdome in the next “4-6 years.”
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In fact, LSU plans to hold a season-opening game in the New Orleans Superdome in the next “4-6 years,” Ausberry told The Advocate earlier this month. Nothing is finalized, he said, but discussions are on-going.

“We’d like to play a Power 5 in New Orleans, the right opponent,” said Ausberry, who works with athletic director Joe Alleva in creating LSU’s football schedules. “We target four cities: New Orleans, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston.”
A potential game in New Orleans would be matched with another future game in a large city or NFL Stadium, like LSU's season opener at Lambeau Field in Green Bay last year.
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“It could be New Orleans and play somewhere else, like Chicago at Soldier Field or Jacksonville,” Ausberry said. “We love that model.”

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Would rather a home & home vs a quality non-conference opponent than to play neutral site games
Reply51 months
I would rather a home & home vs a quality non-conference opponent then play a neutral site game! More games!
51 months
That stadium is a dump. New Orleans needs to get on board and get a new stadium.
Reply51 months
the new Falcons stadium humiliates the Superdump
51 months
Even with its age the Superdome is one of the best stadiums in the NFL. When I have ever met opposing NFL fans they love going to New Orleans and most say it would be a no brainer to have a Superbowl every four years in NOLA. For its age it still is a great facility, and for the city and I would even go the nation one of the most iconic sporting venues/places. Its proximity to everything downtown, and with the airport not really being that far compared to certain cities, where you have to travel an hour to your hotel and then another hour to the venue it makes a huge difference. It is also a walking venue no rental car or huge uber/taxi fare.
51 months
The improvements and future renovation will again put it as a Top 5-10 venue. The NFL is trying to milk a huge renovation before it awards another SB. I do not blame the NFL as with seemingly every other year a new city builds another stadium.
51 months
Would rather have a home game vs a quality non-conference opponent also. This is getting absurd. Why do the paying fans continue to have to suffer. BYU in Tiger Stadium at night would have been fantastic. Oregon, whisky, these are the type of noncon games that built LSU's reputation.
Reply51 months
use your own damn stadium ffs
Reply51 months
Surprised it took this long for Nola to get its hand in this money pot.
Reply51 months
Fans keep getting screwed. You pay the enormous TAF fee for the season yet you have to pay for another costly seat in another stadium 300 plus miles away (Houston) or more which should be a home game.
Reply51 months
You don't "have" to do anything. I like these games. Not everyone can go to all regular season games. Some people use this as a little get away. There's pros and cons to everything, but I like the neutral site games.
51 months
Just make sure Tiger Stadium gets to keep that sweet future Northeast South Dakota State game in 2023.
Reply51 months
The statues coming down had a part in this.
Reply51 months
It should be obvious by now Texas will not play in TS
Reply51 months
why? the Superdome seats considerably less than Tiger Stadium
Reply51 months
Why on earth would LSU want to keep all this revenue in Louisiana when we could easily have the game in Texas?
Reply51 months
It is always about money and recruiting. Playing the neutral site games are a win-win for the university. That average is about $3.4 million a game, more than LSU makes in revenue from a home game, school officials have said. Neutral site games pay both ways, too. Home-and-home series between major conference teams have a drawback. “When I play home-and-home with an opponent I get a good pay day here at Tiger Stadium,” Alleva said in an interview in 2014, “but when I go on the road, I get nothing.”
Reply51 months
It's about recruiting. When you can tell a guy in Texas "we will play in your state 5 times while you are here" (counting A&M too) that helps a ton on getting players away from closer schools.
Reply51 months
LSU/Notre Dame in New Orleans/Chicago
Reply51 months
If they are talking bout chicago its probably illinois. That is not too interesting. I would rather play la tech and be at home. Chicago is a dump anyway
Reply51 months
Chicago could mean a match up with Michigan, which would be awesome.
Reply51 months
Not Chicago, please. Why go up North and play in crappy weather conditions? Jacksonville, Houston or Dallas are much more favorable in terms of recruiting, fan base traveling, as well as newer stadiums that offer much more to the fans than old, outdated Soldier Field.
Reply51 months
I get why they do it but if this moves the Texas games I would rather stay home. My friends in Austin hope to host us and we hope to host them in BR. I hope they keep this as a home and home but it doesn't look good.
Reply51 months
Send Bama Pajama Sean Payton and his team to another state and let the taxpayers build him a stadium there. Not my money B!tc4.
Reply51 months
If only Mitch could keep the Superdome from becoming a giant pool.
Reply51 months
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