By: Patrick Mueller | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
August 29, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — With Hurricane Dorian looming, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced in a press conference at the National Hurricane Center that the Florida State and Boise State football game will be moved from Jacksonville to Tallahassee.
The City of Jacksonville confirmed the governor's announcement and said the game will be played Saturday at noon at Doak Campbell Stadium. The game will still be carried by ESPN and will air on ESPNEWS.
The change in location for the game came just a day after DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 26 East Florida counties.
FSU Athletics said all tickets purchased for the game in Jacksonville will be refunded. FSU said it will sell $10 general admission tickets online here.
FSU and Boise State students with valid IDs will get into the game for free. Tickets can be purchased for $15 on game day at the Dick Howser Stadium box office at Doak Campbell.
Stadium parking will be free to the general public and opens at 7 a.m. Saturday.
The showdown between the Seminoles and the Broncos was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday in Jacksonville.
Based on Thursday's 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Dorian has the potential to strengthen into a Category Four storm. NHC said landfall on the southeast U.S. coast may happen Monday or Tuesday.
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By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
August 27, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State Athletic Director David Coburn has released a statement regarding the potential for Tropical Storm Dorian's impact on FSU's season opener against Boise State on Saturday.
In an email to WCTV, Coburn said the storm is being monitored by parties at FSU, in Jacksonville and at ESPN.
"We are monitoring weather projections for the potential storm, as are the officials in Jacksonville, at Boise State, and at ESPN and the ACC. It is too soon to make any decisions, but when they are made, the safety of the student-athletes and the fans attending the game will, as always, be the top priority."
The forecast for the storm beyond Thursday is highly dependent on whether Dorian makes landfall over either of those two islands. If Dorian gets close enough to land, it would disrupt the storm and slightly weaken it.
For more information regarding Dorian and it's projected path, click here.
FSU and Boise State are slated for a 7 p.m. on ESPN.