Grambling’s football season will open at home March 6, not in Dallas this upcoming Saturday.
The Lincoln Parish Journal has confirmed the breaking news, although an official announcement is not expected until later today. Reports on Twitter Sunday evening cited winter storm damage to the Cotton Bowl that will prevent Grambling and Prairie View from opening the spring season there, as scheduled.
The stadium was built in 1930 and last renovated in 2008. The Dallas metro area was hard hit by the impact of last week’s winter storms.
The shift will reportedly also result in the game being moved to Globe Life Park, next to Six Flags in Arlington. The former home of the Texas Rangers big league baseball team, the stadium was renovated in 2020 for use as a soccer and football facility.
The March 13 date was left open when the Southwestern Athletic Conference issued the spring football schedule, designed to avoid conflicts with the SWAC Basketball championships that week, but also providing a makeup date as needed.
Grambling’s six-game spring season will now kick off in Eddie G. Robinson Stadium at noon March 6 against Jackson State, and its first-year coach, Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.