Hurricane Harvey forcing professional and college teams to relocate games


The most likely location for it to move to is AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

While it's possible the game could happen at these venues, these aren't at the top of the list. It's ESPN's game. They have the rights to it and they are negotiating where the game will be located, and like I said, we've been in constant contact with them.

Alleva said he expected an alternate venue to be determined by Tuesday. The only other mitigating factor would rule out a one-day delay on the basis of the Brigham Young University's policy against athletic teams playing on Sundays, in accordance with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. LSU is willing to host BYU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge if Saturday's game is moved, but ESPN and BYU officials may prefer to relocate the game to another neutral site.

These are locations that are plausible but don't quite jump to the top of the list. The Texans have held joint practices with the Saints this week and played them in a preseason game Saturday night.

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Jacksonville's EverBank Field is also reportedly in the mix.

Hurricane Harvey is a Category 4 hurricane with winds over 130 miles per hour and record-breaking rainfall.

Doug Thornton, a New Orleans-based executive with SMG who oversees the Superdome in New Orleans, said that the Superdome is available on Saturday if needed.

Camping World Stadium (Orlando): Another stadium that's expressed its readiness to take on this game is the Citrus Bowl, now officially known as Camping World Stadium. The downside would be fans having to make drastic changes to their travel plans, as Orlando is nearly 1,000 miles of driving away from Houston.