BYU football game moved to New Orleans

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BYU football’s game against LSU has been moved to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA due to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the Houston area.

The game will still take place on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. MDT and will be broadcast on ESPN.

“First and foremost, we are keeping the citizens of the Houston region, and the thousands of first responders, in our thoughts during this very difficult time,” said Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of college sports programming and events, in a press release. “Over the last 72 hours, we have been in constant contact with all entities involved, including our partners at the Lone Star Sports & Entertainment, the SEC and both institutions. Ultimately, the decision was made to move forward with the relocation.”

Hurricane Harvey made landfall this weekend over Eastern Texas and has caused catastrophic flooding in Houston and surrounding areas.

The game was originally scheduled to play at NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans.

“We are sorry for the disruption to BYU fans who purchased tickets and made travel plans for Houston,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “We hope many of you will be able to make necessary changes to join us in New Orleans to cheer on the Cougars. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people in South Texas who are currently facing the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.”

The AdvoCare Texas Kickoff will be the first-ever meeting between LSU and BYU.

Updates on tickets and additional details can be found at http://www.advocaretexaskickoff.com.

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