Tulane to play Southeastern Louisiana in Tiger Stadium on Oct. 1st
Saturday, September 17, 2005
By Benjamin Hochman
SHREVEPORT –Tulane’s Oct. 1 game against Southeastern Louisiana will be played in Baton Rouge at LSU’s Tiger Stadium.
In the past two days, Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson worked out a plan with LSU athletic director Skip Bertman and his associates for the Green Wave to play Southeastern Louisiana at 2:30 p.m. Otherwise, Dickson was planning to play the game in Shreveport, or in Hattiesburg, Miss.
“What we’re trying to accomplish in all of this is, when possible, we’d like to play in-state, around our fans,” Dickson said. “And we look at where the opponents are and see which site makes sense, because there is also a financial aspect in all of this.”
LSU’s football team is on the road against Mississippi State on Oct. 1. The SLU game was originally Tulane’s homecoming, scheduled for City Park’s Tad Gormley Stadium.
“In a very short time frame, it came up to be a very suitable solution,” Dickson said. “We’re excited about coming back to south Louisiana, and playing in front of a lot of New Orleanians.”
Tulane will cover the cost of event management, such as ushers and ticket-takers, and Tulane will get the money from ticket sales.
Dickson’s next task is scheduling the next home game, an Oct. 8 game against Houston. He said he should have a better idea of the location by Wednesday. Independence Stadium in Shreveport and Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., are possibilities.
Tulane plays next Saturday at Southern Methodist in Dallas.
Benjamin Hochman can be reached at BenjaminHochman@aol.com.