KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With Hurricane Delta looming off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, the SEC has decided to move Saturday's game between Missouri and LSU to mid-Missouri.
The game was originally scheduled to be played at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but the hurricane's projected landfall has changed those plans.
Instead, Mizzou announced Wednesday that the game will be played at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Columbia. The venue change became a real possibility Tuesday night after forecasters updated Hurricane Delta's projected path.
"Due to the pending impact of Hurricane Delta on Louisiana and the surrounding area, it is in the best interest for the safety of everyone involved to move the game to Columbia," SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement. "It was critical to relocate the game to an SEC campus where SEC COVID-19 management protocols are in place and readily applied."
Hurricane Delta made its first landfall Wednesday morning in Mexico.
Donors and season ticket holders get the first chance to buy tickets. Any tickets not reserved by 2 p.m. on Thursday will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. on Friday.
Mizzou is limiting attendance to 25% of capacity this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.