Tickets for April’s Bayou Classic in Shreveport now on sale

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NEW ORLEANS – Tickets for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic went on sale Friday, January 8, 2021.

In October, it was announced that the 47th Annual Bayou Classic would be temporarily moved to Shreveport, La. and played Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Independence Stadium. This announcement came after a decision of the SWAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors to postpone fall sports contests which also postponed the 47th Annual Bayou Classic until Spring and not as it is annually played in New Orleans each November.

In compliance with CDC guidelines and restrictions for outdoor sporting events, Independence Stadium will be restricted to 25 percent occupancy for the April game. Tickets sold will automatically be grouped into socially distanced pods inside the stadium.

Tickets for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic can be purchased now at:
• The My Bayou Classic website (
• Ticketmaster (
NOTE: Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will be mobile only.
Ticket prices for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic in Shreveport range from $36-51 plus taxes and associated Ticketmaster fees. Tickets include Club-Level, chair back and bleacher seating throughout Independence Stadium.

All tickets for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic must be purchased in advance as there will be no onsite ticket sales for the event.

The Bayou Classic, ranked as the #1 HBCU Classic in the nation, is the iconic collegiate gridiron matchup between Southern University and Grambling State University.

Information on additional ancillary events surrounding the 47th Annual Bayou Classic in Shreveport will be announced at a later date.

The legendary game between Grambling State University and Southern University, the Bayou Classic has proven to be a steadfast beacon of legacy and tradition that extends beyond the HBCU community. Fans from across the nation journey to witness the electrifying football game between Grambling State and Southern, while eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated halftime show featuring two of the greatest marching bands in the nation. For more information, visit

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