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Florida State, LSU announce neutral-site football meetings

The long-awaited announcement confirms two neutral-site matchups between the perennial powers.
Florida State fans will have the opportunity to cheer on their Seminoles against LSU at New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2022 and at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium in 2023.
Florida State fans will have the opportunity to cheer on their Seminoles against LSU at New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2022 and at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium in 2023.
Published Feb. 11

The Florida State-LSU football series is finally official.

The Seminoles announced Tuesday that the traditional powers will meet in 2022 and 2023, as has long been reported. New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome will host the first game (Sept. 4, 2022), and Orlando’s Camping World Stadium will host the second (Sept. 3, 2023).

“I’m excited about this series,” FSU coach Mike Norvell said. “Florida State has a rich tradition in Louisiana, the home of many former Seminoles including Warrick Dunn and Travis Minor, and all three of our national championship teams had at least one player from Louisiana. It continues to be an important area for us now.

“We added two players from Louisiana in our first signing class, and it will be great for them and other future ’Noles to be able to play back in their home state. This series matches two of the iconic brands in college football, and I know our fans will have a great time in New Orleans and Orlando. I want to thank our administration for all their hard work on this and for continuing to pursue first-class experiences for our student-athletes.”

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The Seminoles are 7-2 all-time against LSU with four consecutive wins in the series. They last met in 1991. FSU has won eight of its 10 previous games in the Superdome, including a Sugar Bowl triumph over Virginia Tech that clinched the 1999 national title.

“We are very pleased to officially announce these games, which will provide great trips for our fans,” athletic director David Coburn said. “The two games will also allow our coaching staff to show off our program in areas where we recruit heavily, and this adds another Power 5, out-of-conference opponent to our schedule. I would like to thank the staff at LSU with whom we worked hand-in-hand to make this happen. I also want to thank our partners at the Sugar Bowl, Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN Events for their help and support in making this high-profile series happen.”

The scheduling announcement is the latest big-name non-conference matchup for FSU. The Seminoles open this season against West Virginia in Atlanta and have home-and-home series with Alabama (2025-26) and Georgia (2027-28).

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