As rumored, ESPN’s College GameDay will be coming to Philadelphia on Saturday for the Temple/Notre Dame showdown at the Linc. Previous reports said GameDay would set up shop at Independence Mall. USA Today reported that the issues in securing that location may have been the hold up:
According to a report from the Philadelphia Business Journal, GameDay wants to host the show in Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Independence Mall is a National Historic Site, and because of that ESPN may need permission from the city government to use the location for filming.
It’s unclear if that’s what caused the hold up, but if they needed the government buildings to open up on Monday morning to get the proper permits, GameDay may have had to wait. But they’ve made the call now, and GameDay is headed to Philly.
We’ll update this post here when more info comes in.
UPDATE: SportsCenter confirmed that College GameDay will be on Independence Mall.