The potential issues with hosting the game include water service to the city, availability of police and first responders who normally help work home football games and access to all parts of the city, Tanner said.
“Our situation regarding football is ongoing”, said Tanner.
Kickoff between South Carolina (2-3, 0-3 SEC) and No. 7 LSU (4-0, 2-0) is set for 11 a.m. Saturday on ESPN.
Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports South Carolina officials have contacted the Carolina Panthers about playing the game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
The extreme flooding in South Carolina may cause officials at the University of South Carolina to move this weekend’s matchup between the Gamecocks and the LSU Tigers.
Clemson has a home game.
“All parties continue to monitor the situation and the schools and SEC office remain in communication in the aftermath of the storm and flooding in the Midlands area”, the athletics department said in a statement.
One area that’s not a problem is the playing surface or the stadium.
South Carolina is scheduled to host LSU at Williams-Brice Stadium at noon ET on Saturday. There were a few small puddling of water in a couple of areas of building, but nothing that would prevent people from attending if the game remains on track to be played in town.
“We’ll be ready to go wherever the Tigers play”, he said.
Now the Panthers have more than a week and a half until their next game and must feel good about the health of one or two backups.
Spurrier made a financial contribution to the Red Cross on Tuesday morning and urged “many other that are in position” to do the same during his weekly Tuesday news conference.
Safety Isaiah Johnson, a graduate transfer from Kansas, said he didn’t know of any players affected.
“I’ve got a lot of support”, he said. The Gamecocks met as a team Monday night but practiced indoors in a small ballroom adjacent to Williams-Brice Stadium due to the weather. They are expected to return to the practice field later today.