Hey, 504, here come the Tigers.
LSU and BYU will meet at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Saturday night, ESPN announced Monday afternoon about four hours after Jackson’s comments, bringing to a close the search for a site to host the Tigers’ season opener.
Kickoff remains at its scheduled time of 8:30 p.m., and it will be aired, as scheduled, on ESPN.
A dozen years after so many New Orleanians fled to Houston to escape Hurricane Katrina’s wrath, the Crescent City’s most prominent sports venue is opening its arms for a game first scheduled in its neighboring state.
“We’re repaying a favor,” said Alan Freeman, the Superdome’s general manager. “Folks in Houston took care of the population here after Katrina. They opened their arms to us.”