Saturday, September 3, 2016

ALERT: Hampton U. at ODU, Elizabeth City at Norfolk State postponed to Sunday Due to Weather

HAMPTON ROADS, Virginia -- The start of college football in the 757 has been pushed back a day.

The ABNB Labor Day Classic football game between Norfolk State and Elizabeth City State has been postponed and will now be played this Sunday at 6 p.m. at Dick Price Stadium.

The NSU Ticket Center will open at 12 p.m. Sunday. Tailgating and the Spartan Fan Fest will both begin at 2 p.m. Dick Price Stadium gates will open at 4 p.m. and the free campus shuttle service to and from Harbor Park Lot D will also begin at 4 p.m.

The Old Dominion vs. Hampton football game at Foreman Field at SB Ballard Stadium has been moved to Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Heavy rain (as much as 5.5 inches) and tropical storm like winds (up to 50 mph) are expected to peak Saturday evening.

"The safety of our fans is our number one priority. We're not only concerned with the rain and wind, but also how potential flooding could affect getting to and from campus as well as parking and tailgating. With this being a holiday weekend, a move to Sunday should have less of an impact. We appreciate the patience and flexibility of our fans as we try to make decisions in the best interests of everyone's safety and welfare," stated Dr. Wood Selig, ODU Director of Athletics. "We want to thank Hampton for working together with us to ensure that fans from both institutions enjoy the best game day experience possible given the uncertain weather conditions."

Tailgate lots will open at 1:30 p.m., two hours before kickoff. Kaufman Mall will be closed. The stadium gates will open at the normal 90 minutes prior to kickoff. The End Zone Complex will open two hours prior to kickoff.

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If your tailgate spot is located in an area that is subject to flooding you will have the opportunity to relocate to the Brown Tailgate Lot on the corner of 43rd and Powhatan, the Yellow Parking Garage located on 43rd and Elkhorn, or one of the parking garages adjacent to the Ted. Please note that if you relocate to the Brown Tailgate Lot or Yellow Garage, you will still need to present a valid ODAF parking pass.

Broadcast coverage of the game will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the ODU Sports Radio Networks and can be heard on ESPN Radio 94.1 in Hampton Roads, Sports FM 100.5 in Richmond and WLVA 94.1 and FOX Sports 580 in Lynchburg.

The game will be televised on CUSA.TV.


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