The Florida State-Boise State game is moving back to Tallahassee.
With the impending arrival of Hurricane Dorian on Florida’s east coast, Saturday’s game is moving from Jacksonville to Doak Campbell Stadium. The game start at noon and be broadcast on ESPN News.
“After consulting with emergency responders, law enforcement and hurricane preparedness teams at the state and local level, moving the game is the best option given the information we have at this time,” FSU athletics director David Coburn said.
“We regret having to move the venue in particular because of the tremendous work that the City of Jacksonville has invested in this event. They have been great partners, and we are disappointed that the game had to be moved. Our fans were very much looking forward to the experience.”
Tickets will be general admission for $10. They can be purchased at seminoles.com. FSU and Boise State students with valid IDs will be admitted free of charge. Game day tickets will be $15 at the Dick Howser Stadium ticket office.
Parking will be free, with specific maps to be released on Friday morning. The Spirit Express from the Donald L. Tucker Center will not be available.
All tickets previously sold for the game in Jacksonville will be refunded.
There are plenty of logistics to work out for FSU officials – ticketing, concessions and security, to name a few. But now FSU administrators are racing against the clock to prepare for a seventh home game.
FSU officials are also working out the logistics of the Champions Club and skyboxes.
Painting of the field at Doak has already begun.
But this appears to be an agreeable solution between school officials as well as those in Jacksonville and broadcast partners to ensure that the game is played and that players, coaches and fans are not in danger. There was also concern that fans would drive into and out of Jacksonville as others would be trying to evacuate the storm’s path.
The game was scheduled to be played in Jacksonville as part of a modified home-and-home agreement with Boise State. FSU will travel to Boise in Sept. 2020.
8 p.m. update: FSUPD is advising everyone to add extra time for travel to ensure early arrival to the game and plan for some delays.
Fans are encouraged to use the following roadways to gain access to parking on and around FSU’s campus.
- From the north, use Stadium Drive for parking on the west side of Doak Campbell or Macomb Street and Bronough Street to Pensacola Street for parking on the east side of Doak Campbell.
- From the east, use Pensacola or Gaines streets.
- From the west, use Pensacola or Tennessee streets to Stadium Drive.
- From the south, use Lake Bradford Road.
The Osceola will continue to update this story. Questions? Comments? Ask them below. We’ll try to answer them or ask FSU officials for help.