Hurricane Irma forces cancellation of Georgia Tech at UCF this week

Lynette Rowe
September 12, 2017

Saturday's game against Central Florida in Orlando was canceled early Monday afternoon because of Hurricane Irma.

UCF said it will be welcoming up to 1,000 national guard members and 250 vehicles to assist with Hurricane Irma recovery, and Spectrum Stadium will be used for their operations.

UCF's home game last Friday against Memphis was also cancelled due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma. As a result, the Georgia Tech-UCF game was canceled. The campus is scheduled to be closed through at least Wednesday.

The two schools along with the American Athletic Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference explored rescheduling options for the game before the cancellation.

"We're honored to host the National Guard and play a part in helping our community and state recover from Irma", said Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White.

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Fans with tickets to the Georgia Tech game, including season ticket holders, can contact UCF Athletics at 407.823.1000 for information about attending a different game this season.

This is the right call by UCF, as holding a football game with so much going on in the state and around campus just wouldn't be feasible.

"We are in complete agreement with the decision", added Georgia Tech AD Todd Stansbury.

In addition to relocating the game this weekend, Georgia Tech and UCF officials also discussed playing the game at a later date this season but those efforts proved to be impossible due to the fact that the teams do not have a mutual bye week. The SEC is in communication with Florida and Tennessee about their Saturday matchup but has not announced whether it will go on as scheduled.

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