Late Thursday, the LSU-Florida saga reached an end when LSU announced that LSU will host Florida on November 19th. Both schools have cancelled their games against Presbyterian and South Alabama to accommodate the game. In return for the game being moved to Baton Rouge, LSU will play Florida in Gainesville in 2017 and 2018.
As of right now, all the school has confirmed is that the tickets for the October 8th game in Gainesville will be honored, but a source has also said that tickets for the South Alabama game that was supposed to take place on the 19th will also be honored. As of right now, Stubhub has frozen ticket sales for the game, so sit tight and keep your ear to the ground to see how that plays out.
UPDATE via LSU ticket office:
South Alabama tickets & parking will be valid for game. Only exception will be if purchased through South Alabama. Those will be refunded. https://t.co/Ckd4mMAVr9— LSUtix (@LSUtix) October 13, 2016
Time and TV for the game are still up in the air, though the release about this matter from Florida actually says that the game will “be played no later than 3:30 p.m. ET.” Whether or not UF ACTUALLY HAS the ability to dictate the game time is something we’ll find out later. The SEC slate for that day, “The SEC-SoCon Challege” weekend as some people like to call it, is pretty bare and CBS will probably jump at the chance.
Despite the game being moved to Baton Rouge, Florida AD Jeremy Foley, who will be officially retired from his duties at UF before this game is played, couldn’t resist firing one more factually incorrect shot:
“The conference office asked us to find a solution in working with LSU, yet LSU was never a true partner in our discussions."--Jeremy Foley— Scott Carter (@GatorsScott) October 13, 2016
Can confirm LSU offered Tiger Stadium as an alternate site for Florida game; Florida and SEC turned down the proposal.— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) October 6, 2016
LSU claims they had multiple neutral sites secured by midweek. https://t.co/Ze0KNeoy6h— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) October 8, 2016
Per LSU, they proposed Sunday in Gainesville https://t.co/J7gkhoelQq— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) October 8, 2016
Somebody spilled the salt.