Bayou Classic ticket sales open for April game

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On Saturday, April 17, Southern University and Grambling State University will faceoff at the 47th Annual Bayou Classic at Independence Stadium in Shreveport.

This move from New Orleans was announced in October after a decision of the SWAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors to postpone fall sports contests which also postponed the 47th Annual Bayou Classic until Spring and not as it is annually played in New Orleans each November due to the coronavirus.

In compliance with CDC guidelines and restrictions for outdoor sporting events, Independence Stadium will be restricted to 50 percent occupancy for the April game.

Tickets sold will automatically be grouped into socially distanced pods inside the stadium.

Tickets for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic can be purchased now at:
 The My Bayou Classic website (
 Ticketmaster ( NOTE: Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will be mobile only.

Ticket prices range from $36-51 plus taxes and associated Ticketmaster fees. Tickets include Club-Level, chair back and bleacher seating throughout Independence Stadium. All tickets for must be purchased in advance as there will be no onsite ticket sales for the event. Information on additional ancillary events surrounding the 47th Annual Bayou Classic in Shreveport will be announced at a later date.

The legendary game between Grambling State University and Southern University, the Bayou Classic has proven to be a steadfast beacon of legacy and tradition that extends beyond the HBCU community. It ranked as the #1 HBCU Classic in the nation. Fans from across the nation journey to witness the electrifying football game between Grambling State and Southern, while eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated halftime show featuring two of the greatest marching bands in the nation.


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