The start time for the Tulane-LSU baseball game in the Louisiana Superdome on Tuesday, April 27th, has been pushed back to 7:45 p.m., officials of the schools announced Friday. Originally scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., the time of the first pitch will be moved 45 minutes to make it easier for fans to access the Superdome as the two teams attempt to break the national collegiate single game baseball attendance record of 40,106.
Game four of the NBA playoff series between the New Orleans Hornets and the Miami Heat in the New Orleans Arena, adjacent to the Superdome, is scheduled for 7 p.m. The later starting time for the baseball game will ease traffic in the area and will allow NBA fans to come over and catch the last half of the baseball game for a truly unique doubleheader experience.
The game time change was made after consultation with the Hornets and with officials of SMG, which manages both the Superdome and the Arena.
"After looking at all the alternatives, this solution of a 7:45 p.m. start time emerged as the best option for college baseball fans and for Hornets fans," said Scott Sidwell, Tulane Associate Athletics Director. "We obviously have more flexibility with our game time than the Hornets so in terms of moving, this made the most sense. We're happy to work with LSU, SMG and the Hornets, on this. It's really been a collaborative effort which we think will benefit everyone, especially the fans."
Tulane and LSU had held the national attendance record since 2002 with a crowd of 27,673 on April 10, 2002 in the Superdome. However, earlier this season, 40,106 people attended a college game between San Diego State and Houston which was the inaugural game in brand-new PETCO Park in San Diego, Calif. and marked the college coaching debut of Padres Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn. Tulane and LSU have since made a cooperative effort to bring the record back to Louisiana.
Tickets for the Tulane-LSU game are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Tulane Ticket Office at (504) 861-WAVE or 1-866-GIVE2TU, the LSU Ticket Office at 225-LSU-2184 or 1-800-960-8587, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting any Ticketmaster Outlet. Ticket prices are $15 and $12 for adult reserved seats and $8 for youth reserved sections. General admission tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for youth.
Tulane and LSU, both ranked in the Top 20 in the nation, are 1-1 versus each other so far this season with each team winning on the opponents' home turf.
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Tulane-LSU Superdome Game Time Moved To 7:45 PM
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