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LR leaders react to UA-LSU game switch

The Razorbacks won't battle against LSU this year in Little Rock. Instead the Hogs will play in Fayetteville.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The Razorbacks won't battle against LSU this year in Little Rock. Instead the Hogs will play in Fayetteville.

Leaders say the on-campus stadium can hold 20,000 more fans and the switch allows coaches to host recruits during a very big match up.

War Memorial Stadium Commissioner Brenda Scisson understands why the game had to move.

"Who wouldn't want to host the Arkansas-LSU game. But in life, there are some times when you have to be practical and unselfish," said Scisson.

Even though Little Rock is losing the LSU game, there are two others playing at War Memorial. Those include Louisiana-Monroe in September and Ole Miss in October.

Despite today's announcement, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola is happy the university has a presence.

"I think Athletic Director Jeff Long and Coach Bobby Petrino know the importance of reaching out to Central Arkansas. Not only from a recruiting standpoint. But also a from a fan standpoint," said Stodola.

Some fans are happy about the decision.

"When I'm here, I like being able to go," said fan Alexis Edwards.

But others are not.

"There are more fans here that can go and see the game. It's nice that we have a team that has two stadiums. That is unique amongst SEC schools," said fan Doug Donham.
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