The state of South Carolina has been experiencing some severe flooding in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin. This caused discussion on if the SEC should move a game this upcoming weekend and a decision has been made.
According to LSU’s official website, the Tigers game in Columbia, South Carolina against the South Carolina Gamecocks has been moved and will now be played at Tiger Stadium in Death Valley.
The game was originally scheduled to take place in Brice-Williams Stadium, but due to the flooding, there was concern that enough personnel would not be able to make the game.
“On behalf of the University of South Carolina Athletics Department, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered the loss of life and property during this tragic flood,” said Athletics Director Ray Tanner. “After much thought and consideration, and in conjunction with local and state authorities and with our own University administration, we have made the decision to move Saturday’s football game to Baton Rouge. Changing venues on such short notice is no easy task, and I would like to thank LSU President F. King Alexander and Athletics Director Joe Alleva for their cooperation and flexibility in working with us to change the site for Saturday’s football game,” added Tanner.
The game was scheduled for 12 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, but new details have not been released as of yet. Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina and Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Florida were also considered as potential landing spots for the the game this week.
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