The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau is gearing up for a busy weekend as the LSU-BYU season opener takes at the Mercedes Benz Superdome at 8:30 p.m Saturday.
Kristian Sonnier with the CVB says even though the game was relocated last minute due to Harvey, they are expecting a big crowd. He says the Decadence Festival will be underway at the same time.
“We’re expecting about 25,000 people for Decadence and then you add this game, we’re going to be pretty packed in downtown New Orleans come Saturday.”
Sonnier expects about 50,000 people will be in the Crescent City for the game that they were not anticipating.
“It’s going to be a very busy. As you know, LSU playing at the Superdome is kind of a home game so the city is going to be very crowded with purple and gold.”
Sonnier says come Saturday, there should be no threat of flooding in New Orleans for fans to be concerned about, especially after the disaster Harvey left in Houston. He says everyone in the Big Easy is excited for the game and welcomes the unexpected visitors.
“But I think visitors to New Orleans can expect a great game on Saturday, lots of things to see and do with nothing more than the occasional summer thunderstorm to threaten. This Harvey system will be gone.”