COVID-19 mandates in place in New Orleans ahead of Marshall bowl game

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall football fans are known to travel well to bowl games but it will take more than a ticket to get into its upcoming postseason game.

The Thundering Herd (7-5) accepted a bowl bid to R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl to play nationally ranked Louisiana (12-1) on Dec. 18 at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.

The Marshall University Ticket Office sent out bowl information Monday with a note about COVID-19 and fans wanting to go to the game.

The office said, “As required by the City of New Orleans, all guests age 12 and above must provide evidence of (1) having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine that has received full approval or emergency use authorization from the U.S. FDA or WHO or (2) evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entering the Superdome.”

The mandates have been in place in the city since May 2020.

The New Orleans Bowl, which is a future Sun Belt matchup, is scheduled to kick off at 9:15 p.m. EST on Dec. 18 and will be broadcasted on ESPN.

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