GAINESVILLE, FL (4/5/19) – The 2019, 2020 and 2021 Florida High School Football State Championships will take place at Gene Cox Stadium in Tallahassee (Classes 1A-3A) and Daytona Stadium in Daytona Beach (Classes 4A-8A), the Florida High School Athletic Association announced Friday.
“After listening to feedback from our membership, we felt having two locations stretched out over two weeks made the most sense,” FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn said. “This new schedule gives families and fans the most flexibility when it comes to supporting their student-athletes and we are thrilled both Visit Tallahassee and DME Marketing made this possible.”
2019 Florida High School Football State Championship Schedule
|Thursday, Dec. 5||Gene Cox Stadium||Tallahassee||TBD (1A-3A)||7:30 p.m.|
|Friday, Dec. 6||Gene Cox Stadium||Tallahassee||TBD (1A-3A)||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Dec. 7||Gene Cox Stadium||Tallahassee||TBD (1A-3A)||7:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Dec. 11||Daytona Stadium||Daytona Beach||TBD (4A-8A)||7 p.m.|
|Thursday, Dec. 12||Daytona Stadium||Daytona Beach||TBD (4A-8A)||7 p.m.|
|Friday, Dec. 13||Daytona Stadium||Daytona Beach||TBD (4A-8A)||7 p.m.|
|Saturday, Dec. 14||Daytona Stadium||Daytona Beach||TBD (4A-8A)||1 p.m.|
|Daytona Stadium||Daytona Beach||TBD (4A-8A)||7 p.m.|
Daytona Stadium (capacity 10,000) has hosted the championships six times previously (1989-90, 1993-96), while Gene Cox Stadium (capacity 6,500) played host to the 1986 Class 3A State Championship Game between Tallahassee Godby and Clewiston. The last time multiple venues hosted the event was in 2005, when Dolphin Stadium in Miami featured Classes 3A-6A and FIU Community Stadium in Miami held Classes 1A-2A.
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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.