The LHSAA announced on Tuesday that they were moving their state championships for football from New Orleans to Natchitoches due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome has hosted the Prep Classic every year but one since its inception in 1981. The event was held at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium in 2005, the year Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Superdome.
“We are thankful Northwestern State University stepped up to host our football championships,” LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine said in a press release. “We are saddened to be leaving the Superdome this year, but look forward to our return in 2021.
“We are certain Northwestern State University will provide a first-class experience for Louisiana student-athletes.”
NSU’s Turpin Stadium will now host the event and is the home of the Demon football team. Northwestern football moved to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.