According to a release from the SEC, the postponed Florida-LSU football game that was to take place Saturday, Oct. 8 in Gainesville has now been moved to Nov. 19 and will be played at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. The game was postponed Saturday because of Hurricane Matthew.
“It was important for us to come to a resolution. Each university had its own set of concerns throughout this process, however existing SEC regulations did not provide an avenue to resolve conflicting issues in a more timely manner,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “As I have repeatedly said, this game needed to be played. In the end, I want to give credit to the University of Florida for making concessions to move this year’s game to Baton Rouge.” – SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey
Next Two Seasons
Additionally, LSU agrees to play the 2017 matchup between the two teams in Gainesville. The previously scheduled matchup during the 2018 season will remain in Gainesville.
“As I’ve said all along – we will play anyone, anywhere, anytime. I think I’ve made that pretty clear.” — Mac on going to LSU
— Scott Carter (@GatorsScott) October 13, 2016
According to a release from the University Athletic Association at Florida and Athletic Director Jeremy Foley, LSU was never really a partner in this negotiation.
“We made this decision to play the game in Baton Rouge. The conference office asked us to find a solution in working with LSU, yet LSU was never a true partner in our discussions. The Southeastern Conference offered some other solutions and the LSU administration made it clear that they were unwilling to consider other reasonable options.” – Jeremy Foley, Florida Gator Athletic Director
Florida now with three road games in November (Nov 5 at Arkansas, Nov. 19 at LSU, Nov. 26 at FSU).
— Kevin Brockway (@gatorhoops) October 13, 2016
LSU was originally scheduled to play South Alabama on Nov. 19 in Baton Rouge and Florida was slated to host Presbyterian on the same day in Gainesville. LSU and Florida will exercise cancellation clauses for those respective games.
Ticket and Broadcast Info
According to Floridagators.com, the game will be played no later than 3:30 p.m. ET, and Florida fans who wish to purchase tickets will be able to do so at a discounted price through the Gator Ticket office. Details will be announced at a later date.
Season ticket holders with tickets to the 2016 LSU and Presbyterian games will have their ticket money from each game applied as a credit towards their 2017 season ticket costs. This credit will show as a line item on their 2017 invoice that will reduce the total ticket cost for the 2017 season. If the season ticket holder does not wish to have their monies applied towards the 2017 season, they may receive them as a refund instead. The deadline to request the refund will be Friday, Oct. 28. After the 28th, all monies will be applied towards the 2017 season.