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LSU-BYU game scheduled for next Saturday in Houston could be moved, Superdome an option

LSU's matchup with Florida last year got moved to Tiger Stadium due to hurricane concerns. Source: Nola.com LSU's matchup with Florida last year got moved to Tiger Stadium due to hurricane concerns. Source: Nola.com
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Heavy flooding in the Houston area could move the LSU-BYU game scheduled for next Saturday to a new location. That's according to a report by SB Nation. 

The report said LSU and BYU officials will meet with ESPN to discuss moving the game due to massive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Two potential sites are Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the report said. Officials at the Superdome are ready to host the game if needed.

"We have a game Thursday night, our last preseason game. The stadium will be in football mode," said SMG Executive Vice President Doug Thornton. "So we will just have to go through a changeover. Certainly, converting the building overnight is something we're used to doing. We've gone from Saints games to two national championships before, so that in itself won't be a problem. We just need to make sure that we are properly scheduled our staff, and that requires some planning."

BYU does not allow its athletic teams to play Sundays, so the target date is still on a Saturday at any location. The game is currently scheduled to kickoff at 8:30 p.m. at NRG Stadium in Houston.

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