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Tiger Stadium will host a night game to begin the 2017 season. 

HILARY SCHEINUK

Maybe this time it will work out.

LSU will host McNeese State for the 2021 home opener in Tiger Stadium, the schools announced Tuesday. The two teams will meet Sept. 11, 2021, a week after the Tigers open the season at UCLA.

LSU will pay McNeese $600,000 for the game, LSU deputy director of athletics Verge Ausberry said. 

LSU and McNeese met in Tiger Stadium to open the 2015 season. Shortly after that game began, a thunderstorm rolled through Baton Rouge, ultimately canceling the affair. It was the first LSU cancellation in nearly 100 years. 

LSU refunded a majority of the tickets sold for the McNeese game, but it recorded $2.5 million for loss of game insurance revenue.

LSU's future schedules

2017

  • Sept. 2: BYU (NRG Stadium, Houston)
  • Sept. 9: Chattanooga
  • Sept. 16: at Mississippi State
  • Sept. 23: Syracuse
  • Sept. 30: Troy
  • Oct. 7: at Florida 
  • Oct. 14: Auburn
  • Oct. 21: at Ole Miss
  • Oct. 28: OFF
  • Nov. 4: at Alabama 
  • Nov. 11: Arkansas
  • Nov. 18: at Tennessee
  • Nov. 25: Texas A&M

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2018

Nonconference

  • Sept. 1: vs. Miami (AT&T Stadium, Arlington)
  • Sept. 8: vs. Southeastern Louisiana
  • Sept. 22: Louisiana Tech
  • Nov. 17: Rice

SEC in-division

  • at Arkansas
  • at Auburn
  • at Texas A&M
  • vs. Alabama
  • vs. Ole Miss
  • vs. Mississippi State

SEC cross-division

  • vs. Georgia
  • at Florida

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2019

Nonconference

  • Aug. 31: Georgia Southern
  • Sept. 7: at Texas
  • Sept. 14: Northwestern State
  • Oct. 5: Utah State

SEC in-division

  • vs. Arkansas
  • vs. Auburn
  • vs. Texas A&M
  • at Alabama
  • at Ole Miss
  • at Mississippi State

SEC cross-division

  • at Vanderbilt
  • vs. Florida

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2020

Nonconference

  • Sept. 5: vs. UT-San Antonio
  • Sept. 12: vs. Texas
  • Sept. 19: vs. Rice (NRG Stadium, Houston)
  • Oct. 3: vs. Nicholls State

SEC in-division

  • at Arkansas
  • at Auburn
  • at Texas A&M
  • vs. Alabama
  • vs. Ole Miss
  • vs. Mississippi State

SEC cross-division

  • vs. South Carolina
  • at Florida

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2021

Nonconference

  • Sept. 4: at UCLA
  • Sept. 11: vs. McNeese

SEC in-division

  • vs. Arkansas
  • vs. Auburn
  • vs. Texas A&M
  • at Alabama
  • at Ole Miss
  • at Mississippi State

SEC cross-division

  • at Kentucky
  • vs. Florida

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2022

Nonconference

  • None

SEC in-division

  • at Arkansas
  • at Auburn
  • at Texas A&M
  • vs. Alabama
  • vs. Ole Miss
  • vs. Mississippi State

SEC cross-division

  • vs. Tennessee
  • at Florida

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2023

Nonconference

  • None

SEC in-division

  • vs. Arkansas
  • vs. Auburn
  • vs. Texas A&M
  • at Alabama
  • at Ole Miss
  • at Mississippi State

SEC cross-division

  • at Missouri
  • vs. Florida

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2024

Nonconference

  • Aug. 31: UCLA
  • Sept. 7: Rice

SEC in-division

  • at Arkansas
  • at Auburn
  • at Texas A&M
  • vs. Alabama
  • vs. Ole Miss
  • vs. Mississippi State

SEC cross-division

  • vs. Vanderbilt
  • at Florida

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2025

Nonconference

  • None

SEC in-division

  • vs. Arkansas
  • vs. Auburn
  • vs. Texas A&M
  • at Alabama
  • at Ole Miss
  • at Mississippi State

SEC cross-division

  • at Georgia

LSU and Oklahoma have an agreement for a two-game series to be scheduled after the 2019 season (tentatively scheduled for 2027 and 2028).

LSU and Arizona State have an agreement to play on 2026, in Tempe, and 2029, in Baton Rouge.

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