Due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey, which pounded Texas earlier this week, the football game between LSU and BYU will need to be moved elsewhere.
The storm caused massive destruction to the surrounding area, making the game unplayable at its originally scheduled venue. The city of New Orleans was quick to offer the Superdome as venue for the game.
Now. the cities of Orlando and Nashville have also offered to host the game.
According to a report in The Advocate, both sites are being seriously considered as a landing spot. Ultimately, the decision will fall on officials at ESPN who own the rights to the AdvoCare Texas kickoff.
While the Superdome is still technically being considered as an option, it’s unlikely it will ultimately be selected. Playing the game in LSU’s home state would offer an obvious advantage. They were originally scheduled to be the away team in the game. Though it wouldn’t be unprecedented. Last season their game with Florida was rescheduled due to inclimate weather, eventually moving to LSU. There were other scheduling issues that necessitated that move though, and it was a drawn-out and contentious process.
Other cities will continue to offer themselves up as an option. Expect a decision sooner rather than later, though. The game is supposed to be played in a matter of days.