- Heather Dinich, ESPN Staff Writer
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Tulane was scheduled to host Georgia Tech on Sept. 6, but construction on Yulman Stadium, the Green Wave's new $55 million facility, may not be completed as expected by that date.
The schools could not find a later date to move the game, according to a release from Georgia Tech, which expects to announce a new opponent as early as next week.
"We are extremely disappointed that Tulane has decided to cancel the four-game series with Georgia Tech, beginning with our game in New Orleans next fall," Georgia Tech senior associate athletic director Ryan Bamford said in a prepared statement. "The timing of Tulane's decision [after the ACC schedule was released earlier this week] is especially tough for us."
Tulane exercised the cancellation provision in the contract, which included a cancellation fee of $300,000, a source told ESPN.com. The original contract was signed in 2007 for games to be played in the 2014, '15, '18 and '19 seasons.
Tulane, which was scheduled to host Georgia Tech on Sept. 6, opted out of its four-game agreement with the Yellow Jackets – just two days after the ACC announced its entire schedule – leaving the Yellow Jackets with a hole to fill in Week 2.