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UPDATE: The LSU-BYU game has been moved to New Orleans.

LSU season opener scheduled for this Saturday in Houston vs. BYU will likely be relocated because of the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Officials from both schools met with ESPN on Sunday discuss option and several cities have emerged as potential playing spots for the game.

Those cities include New Orleans (Superdome), Nashville (Nissan Stadium), Orlando (Camping World Stadium), Jacksonville (EverBank Field), and Dallas (Cotton Bowl Stadium). Per The Advocate:
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Nashville and Orlando have joined New Orleans as potential playing spots for the Tigers’ season opener against BYU. Bowl-affiliated and stadium officials from those stadiums confirmed with The Advocate that LSU-BYU game officials have reached out.

Jacksonville is expected to also be in the mix, though officials there have not returned a message for comment. ESPN also reached out to Dallas' Cotton Bowl Stadium about potentially hosting the game as well, a Cotton Bowl Stadium representative confirmed Monday.
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Rumor in Music City...Nissan Stadium is Vacant and efforts are underway to Host the Opening Game!
Reply50 months
What about Shreveport's Independence stadium? Would be a packed game and Terrace Marshall would get a chance to see the new offense in person for the first game Nb4Shreveportsucks, NorthLasucks, mightaswellbeTexas
Reply50 months
If they want to sell tickets Super Dome is the only choice. No one will go to a Florida stadium. Maybe a light crowd in Dallas.
Reply50 months
I will go to the Florida game. With about 20 other ppl. But yes. No where near what will go to New Orleans
50 months
I'm not opposed to Nashville, but then again I only live 2 hours from there!
Reply50 months
I bet you the BYU players would want to have it at Tiger Stadium. They're going to lose anyway so why not experience a traditional LSU gameday experience?
Reply50 months
and be forever unclean? I doubt the mormons want anything to do with "a traditional LSU gameday experience"
50 months
So now we are going to bid this game out? Just when ESPN doesn't seem like they can get any shadier... here we go
Reply50 months
We going to the ship!
Reply50 months
If this is down to proposal - or in other words, up for bid - you gotta think it will be Dallas or Nola. They are the only two that can bid big numbers with less than a week til kickoff.
Reply50 months
Other than New Orleans, playing the game in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl makes the most sense
Reply50 months
As we all know, The Superdome has a roof , but the concern is about flooding ... but I'm not going any other location. LSU needs to refund the fans if they can't make other locations.
Reply50 months
NOLA will have its own issues if we get a lot of rain from Harvey.
Reply50 months
this may sound like a radical idea, but why not have it in Baton Rouge?
Reply50 months
Both parties don't want to play on either other's campus. While it would still be a neutral game, I don't blame BYU for wanting to play in Tiger Stadium. On the flip side, I wouldn't want to go to Provo, UT and play in that altitude if I'm LSU.
50 months
this may sound like a radical idea, but why not have it in Baton Rouge?
Reply50 months
In other words, let the bidding war begin. I should have known this would come down to money. I just hope they lock it down soon to give fans time to prepare for it. Either way, I think we're all excited that there will be a game! Burnt out on cancellations! Get it done, guys! Any venue away from the storm will do!
Reply50 months
Not about money....it's about weather. NOLA would be it if weather was more predictable
50 months
Come on NOLA!!! That is the best chance for selling more tickets, other than that the other stadiums will be half empty or worse
Reply50 months
The cotton bowl would not be half empty. LSU will show well in Dallas and BYU will bring a good amount of fans.
50 months
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