Things still aren’t totally back to normal in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 hurricane that was inspired by climate change. First responders and utility persons to help repair the Baton Rouge-area communities currently occupy the hotel that CMU had plans to stay at. It doesn’t matter if you’re with a big football team or not, there just aren’t enough places for travelers to stay.
So, CMU will fly into Baton Rouge on Saturday. Play LSU that night (7:30 p.m. kick). Then fly back home right after the game.
Central Michigan has now changed plans and the team will fly into Baton Rouge Saturday morning and fly out after the game, LSU Communications Director Michael Bonnette said.
Central Michigan fans have also encountered trouble finding rooms. Deborah Sanders, the General Manager of the Sonesta ES Suites on Nicholson Drive, near LSU, says they have had to cancel reservations for “about 10 to 15” Michigan fans who had rooms booked there because their hotel is also currently full of guests related to Hurricane Ida.
The popular booking site for hotel rooms, Priceline, showed only one hotel with availability in Baton Rouge Saturday evening. That was at LaQuinta Inn and Suites off Siegen Lane where rooms were listed at $321 per night.-Channel 9 WAFB, Baton Rouge