May 29th, 2013 02:00 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: LSU
Tags: Green Bay, Lambeau Field, Reliant Stadium
LSU and Wisconsin have been working on setting up a pair of neutral-site games for themselves for the past couple of months (at least). According to Tiger AD Joe Alleva today, those games are close to being nailed down.
As of this moment, the plan calls for one game to be played between the schools at Reliant Stadium in Houston in 2014. Then, a second game will be played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay in either 2016, 2017 or 2018.
As CBSSports.com’s Jeremy Fowler points out today: “Neutral-site games are trendy in part because of the payouts. The average per-team revenue from such games among power-conference teams is roughly $3 million-$4 million, according to several administrators familiar with the process.”
Hmmm. I seem to recall someone at this site predicting an explosion in neutral-site games way back in July of 2009.
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