On Oct. 31, many trick-or-treaters fill streets across America to celebrate Halloween, but the event will happen two days early in Auburn this year.
The city of Auburn, Ala., officially moved Halloween to Oct. 29, in order to avoid a conflict with Auburn’s game on Saturday against Ole Miss, according to AL.com’s Brandon Marcello.
The move will avoid extra pedestrian traffic in the city when some will be headed to see the Tigers face Ole Miss. Football takes precedence over Halloween in Auburn.
“Somehow in Auburn — it’s the most amazing thing in the world, like Halloween shifts when we play on Halloween,” Auburn offensive coordinator Lashlee told reporters. “I’ve never seen a community be able to do that; it’s phenomenal. It shows you how important football is.“
The last time Auburn played on Halloween was in 2009. That game was also against Ole Miss, with the Tigers defeating the Rebels 33-20.
Auburn fans are hoping to be treated to another victory time around, but it will not be easy.
Ole Miss is coming off an impressive 23-3 win over Texas A&M last Saturday, while Auburn lost a four-overtime heartbreaker to Arkansas.