LSU’s game at Florida has been postponed despite LSU’s offer to host the game in Baton Rouge.
According to the official release from Florida, the Tigers offered to host the game this weekend. In the end, the schools decided in conjunction with the SEC to postpone the game.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey cited the possible safety concerns of traveling either to or from Gainesville this weekend as the reason for the decision.
“The timing of this storm on a Friday and the uncertainly of its aftermath in the ensuing days make it particularly difficult to project the conditions for the remainder of the weekend as well as the opportunity for travel of teams and fans to or from Gainesville and other cities in Florida,” Sankey said. “I am appreciative of the cooperation of our universities on this matter.”
The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger and Tiger Rag’s James Moran both reported that LSU offered whatever was needed to make the game happen this weekend, but that Florida declined.
"LSU offered to host the game and provide whatever Florida needed and Florida decided they did not want to do that" – @RossDellenger
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 6, 2016
Per a source: #LSU offered its stadium, plane and buses to try to make a game happen this weekend
— James Moran (@SmartestMoran) October 6, 2016