The State of Florida faces the state of Boise on Saturday night at 19.00. on Saturday night from the TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
Starting this afternoon, this remains the plan.
But the FSU, Boise State, and everyone else involved in hosting the Jacksonville game and event monitor all possible effects of hurricane Dorian.
The FSU made a statement shortly before 6 pm on Wednesday evening:
DECLARATION ON FSU AGAINST. BOISE STATE FOOTBALL GAME
We remain in contact with the Governor's Office, our partners in Jacksonville, and the Boise State Athletics Division. At this point, the status of the game does not change. We will provide an update Thursday morning.
– Rob Wilson, spokesman for the FSU Athletics Department
At 2:00 pm On Wednesday, Dorian became a hurricane.
From 5:00 pm a maximum wind of 80 miles per hour is blowing. It is located 45 miles northwest of St. Thomas's state-of-the-art.
It is expected to become a dangerous hurricane in the western Atlantic Ocean.
The latest storm update can be found here.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency from 5pm on Wednesday night. After declaring state of emergency, Jacksonville-based longtime sports reporter Dan Hicken said, "Mayor, Governor, FSU, and Boise officials were talking about the Saturday game here in Jax for an earlier kick or move to Tallahassee … Obviously public safety comes first.
As Hurricane approaches #Dorian I have declared a state of emergency to ensure that local governments and emergency response agencies have sufficient time, resources and flexibility to prepare for it. Please continue to follow the local reports and @FLSERT for updates. https://t.co/FyQM6wd8er
– Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 28, 2019
The mayor of Jacksonville, Lenny Curry, spoke on Wednesday after 11:00 am about preparations for possible repercussions in his community. At this time he shared an update regarding the game.
Mayor Curry on Tropical Storm Dorian: @lennycurry – "There are currently no changes to the FSU game against Boise this weekend."
– News4JAX (@ wjxt4) August 28, 2019
Florida State Director of Athletics David Coburn made a statement to the Idaho Statesman on Tuesday.
"We monitor weather forecasts for the possible storm, as do officials in Jacksonville, Boise, the ESPN and the ACC," Florida State Sports Director David Coburn said in a statement Statesman of Idaho.
"It's still too early to make decisions, but if hit, the safety of the student athletes and the fans attending the game will always be top priority," so Coburn added.
The Broncos are due to travel to Florida on Thursday.
Noles247.com will continue to monitor any news related to the game and possible implications Dorian may have.