Florida State will earn $5.1 million for playing LSU at New Orleans in 2022 and $5.1 million for playing LSU at Orlando in 2023 as part of contracts that were released on Friday afternoon.
For the 2022 game, FSU and LSU are “collectively obligated to sell or purchase” 60,000 tickets for the game, which is set for Sept. 3 or 4. Tickets for the Sugar Bowl Kickoff Classic at the Superdome range from $50-$300.
One hundred hotel rooms will be paid for and made available for FSU players, coaches and support staff. TV rights are held by the SEC but a specific network to broadcast the game has not been set. The schools will have the chance to practice at either Tulane University or the New Orleans Saints’ complex.
For the 2023 game, FSU and LSU are set to play on Sept. 2 or 3. FSU must purchase 29,000 tickets at “an average price or $182 per ticket.” One hundred hotel rooms will be paid for and made available for FSU players, coaches and support staff. TV rights are held by the ACC for the game in Orlando. There is no break down specified for tickets at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium.
FSU will open the 2020 season against West Virginia at Atlanta, following recent years where the Seminoles have opened up at neutral sites – 2014 in Arlington, Texas; 2016 in Orlando, 2017 in Atlanta. The 2019 season was set to open against Boise State in Jacksonville.
But FSU administrators have made it an emphasis to schedule home-and-home series with the likes of Georgia and Alabama as well as the ACC’s tie-ins with Notre Dame.