LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) — The football jamboree scheduled to be held at Albany High School has relocated to avoid potentially damaging the school’s field after recent heavy rainfall.

“The heavy rains we have received for the past few weeks, along with the forecast of continued rain this week, have caused much concern about the level of damage that could be caused to our home field at this time,” Albany High School Principal Sammie Lacara said.

School officials said the decision to move the jamboree to Walker High School was due their field having a turf surface.

“While we know weather concerns are always a factor, we opted to move the three-game jamboree to Walker so we can ensure having our field in good condition for the start of our regular season,” Lacara said. “We are most appreciative of Walker High School Principal Jason St. Pierre and Coach Chad Mahaffey for making this option available to us.”

The jamboree is scheduled to take place on Thursday, Aug. 25 with the first of three matchups beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jamboree schedule:

5:30 p.m.Independence vs. Varnado
6:45 p.m.Springfield vs. Grace King
8 p.m.Albany vs. Sophie B. Wright

Jamboree tickets will be sold for $8 at the gate.