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Superdome non committal on Grambling's Bayou Classic future

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New Orleans, La. - Gannett newspapers published a story Thursday saying the managers of the Mercedes Benz Superdome are discussing the possibility of replacing Grambling as the opponent for Southern in the annual Bayou Classic in New Orleans.  Repeated inquiries from KTBS 3 Sports led to Superdome General Manager Alan Freeman issuing a statement which, in part acknowledging the game has a great tradition, how the management group wants the game to prosper and how it continues to support the game and the efforts to make it an even bigger event for New Orleans.  What the statement did not address was whether or not those efforts include replacing Grambling. 

The statement in full is as follows: 

“The historic rivalry between Grambling and Southern University, played out annually at the Bayou Classic over Thanksgiving weekend in New Orleans, is truly one of the great traditions in college football,” said Alan Freeman, General Manager of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center and Champions Square. “The LSED and SMG are proud to be part of that history, and we want the Bayou Classic to prosper. We continue

to support the iconic game, and the efforts to make it into an even bigger event for New Orleans.”

Our requests for an interview were turned down.
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