Missouri-LSU Match on Saturday Changing states Due to Hurricane Delta

The Missouri- LSU Soccer Match scheduled for Saturday at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will Proceed to Columbia, Missouri, Due to Hurricane Delta bearing down on Louisiana, it was announced Wednesday.

Kickoff for the match was initially scheduled for 9 p.m. ET, but it’s been transferred to noon ET in Missouri’s Faurot Field.

“Because of the impending impact of Hurricane Delta on Louisiana and the surrounding region, it’s in the best interest in the security of everybody involved to transfer the match to Columbia,” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement Wednesday. “It was crucial to relocate the match to an SEC campus in which SEC COVID-19 management protocols have been in place and easily implemented. I appreciate the collaboration of those schools that are working closely to create the proper operational alterations to be able to enhance the health and security of the student-athletes while adapting this change in the program.”

The SEC on Tuesday said it continues to track the route of Hurricane Delta and stays in communicating with seminar colleges to”assess its possible effect on other sporting events” this past week.

In 2016, the Florida-LSU game scheduled to be played in Gainesville, Florida, was transferred to Baton Rouge a month after due to Hurricane Matthew.

Kickoff for the match was initially scheduled for 9 p.m. ET, but it’s been transferred to noon ET in Missouri’s Faurot Field.

“Because of the impending impact of Hurricane Delta on Louisiana and the surrounding region, it’s in the best interest in the security of everybody involved to transfer the match to Columbia,” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement Wednesday. “It was crucial to relocate the match to an SEC campus in which SEC COVID-19 management protocols have been in place and easily implemented. I appreciate the collaboration of those schools that are working closely to create the proper operational alterations to be able to enhance the health and security of the student-athletes while adapting this change in the program.”

The SEC on Tuesday said it continues to track the route of Hurricane Delta and stays in communicating with seminar colleges to”assess its possible effect on other sporting events” this past week.

In 2016, the Florida-LSU game scheduled to be played in Gainesville, Florida, was transferred to Baton Rouge a month after due to Hurricane Matthew.