Georgia Southern’s football game scheduled for Saturday in Statesboro has been moved to Birmingham due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.
The Eagles will face New Hampshire at 3 p.m. Central time in Alabama.
“When looking at the possibilities where we could try and play this football game, UAB and A.D. Mark Ingram reached out to us and offered us their facilities," Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein said. "After reviewing the updated forecast, we believe the best option for ensuring this game being played is to move to Birmingham. With the developing weather situation, it was paramount to make a decision today so that we would not have to pull resources that may be used in an evacuation scenario.”
Admission for Saturday’s game will be free.
For those who have already purchased tickets, the Georgia Southern Athletics Ticket Office will allow ticket exchanges from Saturday's game for any ticketed school event this academic year.
Georgia Southern (0-1) opened the season with a 41-7 loss at Auburn. New Hampshire is 1-0 after a 24-23 win over Maine.