South Carolina sports director Ray Tanner is not 100% sure that the football game against the Number 7 LSU Tigers will be played at the Williams Brice Stadium on Saturday on account of the overwhelming floods that smashed the state last weekend.
Mr. Tanner said Tuesday that authorities at both schools and the Southeastern Conference have experienced a few situations, including playing the game at LSU. He said a choice will be made inside of the following day and a half whether the game can go on.
Tanner said logistical issues incorporate roadways that have been washed away and whether there would be sufficient specialist on call work force accessible to handle the run of the mill obligations on game day like activity and group control.
“There are a ton of concerns and a great deal of things to consider,” Tanner said.
The challenge between LSU (4-0, 2-0 SEC) and South Carolina (2-3, 0-3) is planned for twelve.
Tanner said numerous urban areas have been talked about as potential choices.
“Absolutely, a game at LSU is not out of the domain of plausibility also,” he said.
The Carolina Panthers, who are situated in Charlotte, North Carolina, said Tuesday they have been in contact with South Carolina authorities and are putting forth their backing. In any case, sources told ESPN.com’s David Newton that the NFL group is unrealistic to have the game.
The SEC Network had moved toward facilitating its SEC Nation show from South Carolina on Saturday however changed to Knoxville, Tennessee, in view of the floods.
There have been no less than 14 climate related passings in the state of South Carolina.
On the off chance that the Gamecocks can’t have the game, it would take a noteworthy monetary hit. Projections from the athletic office’s financial plan presentation to the Board of Trustees in June demonstrated the school anticipated that would make $3,854,476 from game ticket deals.
That was the second-most astounding game projection this season, with its home challenge against adversary Clemson on Nov. 28 anticipated that would acquire more than $4.2 million in ticket income.
At this moment, Tanner and the athletic division are more worried about verifying the 80,000 or something like that individuals going to would be sheltered.
“We will probably remain focused and play in Columbia,” he said. “Be that as it may, it’s not a clear.”
One range that is not an issue is the playing surface or the stadium.
“We’ve been saved,” Tanner said. “We’re fit as a fiddle similarly as that goes.”
South Carolina mentor Steve Spurrier said his players, aides and staff members additionally got through the flooding basically unscathed.
He said quarterbacks mentor G.A. Mangus made them surge in his cellar and hostile line mentor Shawn Elliott, who lives in a standout amongst the most severely influenced neighborhoods, was quickly emptied. In any case, Spurrier said Elliott and his family were returning home Tuesday.
Wellbeing Isaiah Johnson, a graduate exchange from Kansas, said he didn’t know of any players influenced. He has handled calls from family and companions all through the nation verifying he’s OK.
“I have a ton of bolster,” he said.