Bayou Classic organizers as well as school leadership announced that the 47th Annual Bayou Classic will be held in Shreveport, LA on Saturday, April 17, at Independence Stadium.
The game represents a long-standing tradition and legacy that extends well beyond the HBCU community. It is a thrilling game of football that culminates with the eagerly anticipated halftime show featuring two of the best bands in the nation.
The game was originally slated to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Due to renovations that are currently taking place at the Dome, officials moved the game to Shreveport.
“The Bayou Classic is a long-standing tradition that we are excited to have come to Shreveport. We are proud to be a part of ensuring the continuity of this game that spans decades,” said Mayor Perkins.