GAINESVILLE, FL (10/23/18) – The Florida High School Athletic Association, the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, and the City of Orlando jointly announced the schedule and kickoff times for the 2018 Florida High School Football State Championships on Tuesday. Tickets for all eight games will go on sale soon at Ticketmaster.com and at the Amway Center Box Office.
The first 2018 title game at the 60,000-seat Camping World Stadium will take place Thursday, December 6 at 1 p.m. between the two Class 1A finalists, and will be followed by a 7 p.m. kickoff for Class 4A later that evening.
Friday, December 7 will see champions crowned in Class 2A (10 a.m.), 5A (3 p.m.) and 7A (8 p.m.).
The three-day football binge wraps up Saturday, December 8 with championship games in Class 3A (10 a.m.), 6A (3 p.m.) and 8A (8 p.m.).
Since 2007, Camping World Stadium has been the last stop on the Drive to December. With this year’s event, the venue will have hosted the state championships more years than any venue in FHSAA history (12).
2018 Florida High School State Championships Schedule
Thursday, December 6
1 p.m. – Class 1A
7 p.m. – Class 4A
Friday, December 7
10 a.m. – Class 2A
3 p.m. – Class 5A
8 p.m. – Class 7A
Saturday, December 8
10 a.m. – Class 3A
3 p.m. – Class 6A
8 p.m. – Class 8A
ABOUT THE FHSAA
The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida. For more information on the FHSAA and the Drive to December, follow the organization on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat by searching for “FHSAA.”
ABOUT GREATER ORLANDO SPORTS COMMISSION
GO Sports is a private, non-profit organization established to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive positive economic development in the City of Orlando, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County. Founded in 1993, the organization has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,240 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $1.4 billion in spending within the community. For more information, visit GreaterOrlandoSports.com.
ABOUT CAMPING WORLD STADIUM
Camping World Stadium is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. Since opening in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration project by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at a cost of $115,000 and a capacity of 8,900, the stadium has undergone numerous expansions and name changes over the years. The historic venue underwent a massive $207.7 million reconstruction in 2014 which yielded 90% all-new construction and a completely modernized stadium. The numerous enhancements and amenities include 41,000 lower bowl seats with chair backs, two 360-degree concourses, multiple giant video displays, a 20,000-square-foot plaza deck, a vibrant open-air exterior and unique indoor & outdoor club spaces to serve 5,000 patrons. These upgrades have bolstered Camping World Stadium’s ability to draw new high-profile events like neutral-site college football games, NFL pre-season match-ups and big-name concerts while retaining its signature annual bowl games and events. The City of Orlando and its partners at Florida Citrus Sports expect the recent reconstruction to generate a $300 million annual economic impact. For more information, visit CampingWorldStadium.com.