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Updated: Obama visit prompts FAU to move Tuesday's baseball game to Fort Myers

FAU and Florida Gulf Coast have decided to swap upcoming home baseball dates - a move made necessary by President Barack Obama's impending visit on Tuesday.

The game originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday at FAU baseball stadium will now be held at Florida Gulf Coast.

It’s believed that the crowds and security that would accompany Obama’s visit to FAU’s campus on Tuesday would create problems for the baseball game. Additionally, there is word that everyone who enters the atheltic side of campus will need security clearance.

The game was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and Obama may be speaking around 3 p.m. at The Burrow.

The Eagles will now be coming to Boca Raton on May 8, the day the Owls were originally scheduled to play in Fort Myers.

It’s not the first time a political event has tinkered with an athletic event at FAU.

On Jan. 24, 2008, FAU was the site of a Republican Party presidential candidate debate and the FAU men’s basketball team had to play a “home” game vs. Denver at Lynn University that night.

For more on Obama’s visit to FAU, including parking lot closings and other restrictions click here
 

April 06, 2012

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