In the wake of continued aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Georgia Tech and Central Florida have decided to cancel their game, scheduled for this upcoming Saturday in Orlando. The cancellation is combined with a long and growing list of games interrupted due to hurricanes in recent weeks. Last weekend alone, Florida State and Louisiana Monroe; Miami and Arkansas State; South Florida and Connecticut; And Florida and Northern Colorado were all forced to scratch their races because of the upcoming arrival of Hurricane Irma. This week, Hurricane Harvey forced UTSA and Houston to interrupt their game, while BYU and LSU had to move their game from Houston to New Orleans.
The recent layoffs due to the hurricane season underline the importance of securing events for key events such as college football games, which generate huge sums of money through box office, concessions and merchandise.
We wrote an article discussing tips for securing event cancellation insurance. You can read it here.
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