President Donald Trump says he wants to see 'big stadiums full of people' this fall; mentions Alabama at LSU
If the schedule is not modified for the 2020 college football season, Alabama will be traveling to LSU on Nov. 7. The SEC West rivalry showdown figures to be one of the biggest games of the year. Many Tigers and traveling Tide fans are probably wondering if they’ll be able to attend the game due to the coronavirus pandemic. While there has been some talk of playing games without fans or limiting attendance with social distancing, President Donald Trump made it clear on Sunday that he believes games should be played in full stadiums.
Trump joined the broadcast of Sunday’s TaylorMade Driving Relief skins game. On the topic of bringing back sports after leagues shut down due to coronavirus, Trump mentioned November’s Alabama-LSU game.
“We want to have big, big stadiums full of people. We don’t want to have 15,000 people watching Alabama-LSU, as an example,” the president said, per Scott Rabalais of The Advocate.
Trump attended last year’s showdown in Tuscaloosa. In December, POTUS called LSU coach Ed Orgeron to congratulate the Tigers on their College Football Playoff semifinal win over Oklahoma. Orgeron’s squad visited the White House in January after defeating Clemson to win the national championship.
President Trump on the golf broadcast talking about bringing sports back:
“We want to have big, big stadiums full of people. We don’t want to have 15,000 people watching Alabama-#LSU, as an example.”
Trump was at LSU-Bama game in Tuscaloosa in November in Tuscaloosa.
— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) May 17, 2020