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OU- Tulane Football Game Move to Norman

OU- Tulane Football Game Move to Norman

Norman, Okla. Saturday’s Oklahoma-Tulane football game was moved from New Orleans to Norman. The Kickoff game remains at 11am, and the game will be broadcast on ABC as previously announced.

The change in location was made after Hurricane Ida moved through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast on Sunday. Conditions in New Orleans are not right to host this week’s game. Even with the venue change, Tulane will be the home team designated for this game and will retain all net proceeds from ticket sales. All tickets for this game will be sold separately and are not part of the Season Pass packages. Ticketing procedures are included later in this release.

Tickets purchased through Tulane for a game in New Orleans may not be used for a game in Norman. These beneficiaries will need to resolve the issue through the Tulane ticket office in a timely manner.

In addition to moving this game, the two schools have agreed to work together to set a date on a future season of the game in New Orleans.

“At this very difficult moment for the people of Louisiana, we want to do our small part by helping Tulane in the game this weekend,” said OU President Joseph Harrose Jr. We hope this work is a small way that we can help relieve some of the pressure that the university is currently experiencing.

“Our thoughts and prayers will remain with all those affected and those helping with relief and recovery in the coming weeks and months.”

OU Vice President and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione He worked closely with Tulane officials in changing the game’s arrangements.

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“This is clearly a heart-wrenching time,” Castiglione said. “We are reminded once again of life events that take precedence over everything else we do. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tulane President Michael Fitts, Athletics Director Troy Danin, the Tulane community and everyone impacted by this storm.

“I know many of our fans have been looking forward to visiting one of our favorite cities, New Orleans. But now, we have an opportunity to do what we do best, and that is to expand our hospitality to people who are so challenging we will all do our part to make the Tulane team and fans feel welcome and appreciated as we host their home game.”

“Our thoughts and prayers will remain with all those affected and those helping with relief and recovery in the coming weeks and months.”
Joseph Harrose Jr.

Due to the short notice and the weekend, many OU contracted game service providers will not be able to put together a full staff for this game. For this reason, only the lower bowl (including club levels, score boxes and suites) of the Gaylord family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium will be used for fan seating.

Aside from those seats reserved for Tulane, OU season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets and will be contacted Monday evening via email. Those with low pot, club level, score box and wing season ticket locations can purchase their current seats for this game. Those with seats located elsewhere in the stadium will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets and will be accommodated at various locations throughout the lower bowl. The deadline for season ticket holders to purchase tickets is 5pm on Wednesday.

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Lower tier tickets for season ticket holders will be $30, and $50 for suites and clubs to include hospitality. OU students will have the opportunity to purchase tickets at $20 starting Tuesday. If tickets remain after the season ticket and student requests are accommodated, a public sale will take place on Friday and those tickets will be available at $50 each.

“I hope we can accommodate an entire stadium for this match, but these are difficult conditions without warning,” Castiglione said. “We rely on hundreds of trained professionals from several agencies to work with us on game day and have learned that it is not possible to have a full staff for an event. We have thoroughly evaluated the many aspects of hosting a game and there is no doubt that this is the right course of action.”

Fans are reminded that they will need to download the Oklahoma Sooners app to access game tickets. It is highly recommended to download tickets on the wallet app before arriving at the stadium. Additional game details and OU game day protocols will be released this week on SoonerSports.com and OU Athletics social media platforms.

Recovery efforts are now underway along the Gulf Coast. OU officials urge those who wish to support relief efforts to donate generously to the agencies of their choice. Another bidding opportunity will be announced later this week.