LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said his Tigers would play a home game Nov. 19, and he stuck to it — but it will cost the Tigers a home game in 2017.
Florida and LSU will make up their game, originally scheduled for Oct. 8 in Gainesville but canceled because of Hurricane Matthew, on Nov. 19 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. The scheduling shift left the Gators with only five home games this season, despite once being scheduled to play seven.
To alleviate that issue, LSU agreed to move its 2017 game against the Gators from Baton Rouge to Gainesville, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports.
Florida will visit LSU on Nov. 19, source confirms to @ESPN. LSU will then visit Florida in 2017 & 2018
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 13, 2016
So, the Gators and Tigers will have played back-to-back contests at Tiger Stadium in 2015 and 2016, but will play two straight in Gainesville in 2017 and 2018.
Florida lost an additional home game this season because it bought out Presbyterian, which it was originally scheduled to host Nov. 19. The revenue lost from the missed home games amounts to about $7.8 million, reports Mark Long of the Associated Press.
Gators will lose (recoup from insurance through SEC) about $7.8M in projected ticket sales from loss of 2 home games https://t.co/rz9z6pUWXc
— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) October 13, 2016