Green Wave to play another ‘home’ game at Lafayette

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 26, 2005

DALLAS, Texas — Tulane’s third “home” football game of the season, a Conference USA West Division clash versus Houston on Oct. 8, will be played at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La., Green Wave athletic director Rick Dickson announced Wednesday. Kickoff at the home stadium of Louisiana-Lafayette will be at 5 p.m. (Central) as the game will be televised nationally on the i Network (formerly PAX TV).

Displaced from its New Orleans home for the fall semester by Hurricane Katrina, the Tulane Football team will play its third straight home game in a Louisiana city other than its own. The Green Wave opened its home schedule Sept. 17 versus Mississippi State in Shreveport, La. and will play intra-state foe Southeastern Louisiana on Oct. 1 in Baton Rouge.

The Tulane team is headquartered in Ruston, La., attending classes at Louisiana Tech University and using the athletic facilities, office and meeting space provided by the Bulldogs.

“It’s great to be able to play our third straight `home’ game in our home state,” Dickson said. “We know that many of our fans have relocated along the I-10 corridor from Baton Rouge to Houston and with its central location in that region, Lafayette will be a great site for this game. [ULL Athletic Director] David Walker and his staff have been very gracious in offering to host this game and we appreciate their support.”

Louisiana-Lafayette, which will play Florida Atlantic on Thursday, Oct. 6 prior to the Tulane-Houston game, has offered the use of Cajun Field to Tulane, and the Green Wave will receive all ticket proceeds.

Tickets for the game are $30 for premium general admission seats and $10 for standard general admission, and will be sold via Ticketmaster at, by calling 800-488-5252 or at Ticketmaster outlets in Louisiana and Mississippi. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Sept. 26th.

Tulane football season ticket holders who have purchased their 2005 season tickets will be able to pick up tickets for the Houston game in advance of the game at a site to be determined.

All Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette and Houston students with a school ID will be admitted free.

“We’re happy to offer any and all assistance to our friends at Tulane,” said Ragin’ Cajuns athletic director David Walker. “Lafayette is a great city for football and Cajun Field is a wonderful place to watch a football game. I hope that all of our guests from Tulane and Houston feel welcome.”

Athletic departments throughout the nation have stepped forward to support Tulane Athletics ever since Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath forced the University to suspend classes for the fall semester, scattering Green Wave student-athletes to four different campuses at Louisiana Tech (football, women’s track and field), Texas A&M (men’s basketball, women’s soccer, women’s swimming & diving, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis), Texas Tech (baseball, women’s basketball) and SMU (men’s and women’s golf) as they continue to compete for Tulane. Dickson and a central office staff are working in Dallas.

Tulane President Scott Cowen’s directive to Tulane athletics teams to “Carry the Torch, Be the Face and Represent the Name” of Tulane University throughout the fall semester will be illustrated on every Green Wave uniform by a colorful patch and is the number one mission of all Tulane teams.