Alleva, Orgeron Speak Out on Moving LSU-BYU Game

BATON ROUGE -- - LSU Athletics Director addressed the local media at Ed Orgreon's first weekly press conference of the 2017 season, and he had a statement prepared regarding moving the game(vs BYU) from Houston's NRG Stadium:

Obviously the first thing I want to do is give our thoughts and prayers to all the people in Houston and surrounding vicinities on what's going on over there. I think we in Louisiana have a pretty good idea what they are going through, and it's really bad. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

We as a university, our athletic department and university will be working together to reach out to the folks in Texas to do anything we can to help them.

Over the weekend and this morning, we've been in constant communication with ESPN and the folks over in Texas. I am not prepared right now to tell you where the game's going to be. I do hope, though, by no later than tomorrow, we will have a site where this game will be.

To all of our ticket holders, we will be issuing policies and how we can go about getting tickets to the new venue and redeeming your tickets if you can't make it for your purchase in Houston.

I really don't have much more to tell you than that right now. I wanted to give you an update and that's about all I can give you at this point. As you know, ESPN -- this is ESPN's game. It's not LSU's game. 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. As soon as we know something, we'll let you know and I hope that will be within the next 24 hours.

 

Ed Orgeron also talked about how his team would respond to the change in venue, saying he trusted Alleva and the LSU leadership.

 

VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPthpPIOJ3E

 

For more, tune in to Geaux Nation tonight at 5, 6 & 10.

 


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