The opening weekend of the 2016 football season will start a day later than expected for Hampton and Norfolk State.
Both schools have had their openers in Norfolk pushed back thanks to storm conditions from Tropical storm Hermine. Norfolk State has rescheduled it’s game against Elizabeth City State to Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Hampton’s contest at Old Dominion has been rescheduled for 3:30 p.m.
The peak of the storm figures to come through the Tidewater area on Saturday evening, when both games were originally scheduled.
“We’re not only concerned with the rain and wind, but also how potential flooding could affect getting to and from campus as well as parking and tailgating. With this being a holiday weekend, a move to Sunday should have less of an impact. We appreciate the patience and flexibility of our fans as we try to make decisions in the best interests of everyone’s safety and welfare,” ODU AD Dr. Wood Selig said. “We want to thank Hampton for working together with us to ensure that fans from both institutions enjoy the best game day experience possible given the uncertain weather conditions.”
Tailgaiting will start at 2 p.m. at Norfolk’s Dick Price Stadium for The Labor Day Classic.