NEW ORLEANS – Tulane has decided to move its scheduled second home football game to Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, where the university’s athletic program was temporarily relocated as Hurricane Ida swept south -east of Louisiana.
The September 11 game with Morgan State will be the second home game Green Wave has been forced to move due to the storm this season.
Tulane was supposed to open their home football season on Saturday against the No.2 Oklahoma, who would have been the highest-ranked team to play at Tulane since second-ranked LSU met the Green Wave at the Superdome in 2007. But this match has been moved. in Norman, Oklahoma, shortly after it became apparent that Ida’s damage – which included power outages across town – would prevent Tulane from hosting a campus football game this weekend.
The match was scheduled at Yulman Stadium in Tulane, which has never hosted such a prestigious opponent since it opened in 2014.
Tulane also announced that fans will be admitted for free to all of its sporting events held in Birmingham, including the soccer game and a volleyball tournament featuring UAB, Sam Houston and Texas Tech on September 17-18.
Tulane officials have said match times and venues for future Tulane events will be reassessed after September 18.