Orlando, Florida- August 29, 2012
Tickets for the 33rd annual Florida Blue Florida Classic, the historic college match-up between Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M University, will go on sale Saturday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. The game, set to take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, will be held at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando and will be aired live on EPSN Classic.
“Plans are underway to ensure that this year’s Florida Blue Florida Classic weekend offers the family-friendly entertainment and fun that fans have come to enjoy in years past,” said FAMU’s interim president and provost Larry Robinson, Ph.D. “We’re working diligently with our partners at B-CU to secure entertainment for the McDonald’s Halftime Show that will maximize the fan experience and build upon the traditions of the last 32 years.”
Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.com, any Ticketmaster outlet or the Amway Center and range from $10.75 to $52.00 per ticket depending upon seat location. Packages for groups of 20 or more may be purchased through the Florida Citrus Sports Ticket Office at 407-423-2476. Parking passes for the Florida Blue Florida Classic will also be available starting September 1 at www.ClickandPark.com.
“We can assure you that the McDonald’s Halftime Show will exceed fans’ expectations and the Florida Blue Battle of the Bands on Friday night will lend itself to just as much excitement, energy and fun as it always has,” said B-CU’s interim president Edison O. Jackson, Ed.D. “The passion and pride of both schools is always evident, and always will be. This year, students, alumni and fans will rally together for another great Florida Blue Florida Classic.”
Proceeds from the Florida Blue Florida Classic and all official ancillary events support FAMU’s and B-CU’s mission of providing educational opportunities through scholarships for all students. Game sponsors, including the title sponsor for the second year, Florida Blue, help make this mission possible.
"In our efforts to help all the people of Florida achieve better health, Florida Blue is honored to continue our sponsorship of the 2012 Florida Classic," said Mark S. Lee, vice president, brand development and marketing communications, Florida Blue. "Our continued support of this historical event reinforces our commitment to building strong communities and by giving back to the communities we serve. We are delighted to continue to be a part of this great community tradition."
About the Florida Blue Florida Classic
The Florida Blue Florida Classic is the annual college football game between the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University and the Rattlers of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Each year, the Florida Classic Consortium hosts the Florida Blue Florida Classic as well as other ancillary events including the Florida Blue Battle of the Bands, Florida Blue Florida Classic Career Expo and Diversity Job Fair, Florida Blue Florida Classic FanFare and Florida Classic Consortium Kickoff Luncheon presented by Florida Blue. This on-field rivalry has taken place annually since 1978 and FAMU leads the series 18-10. For more information please visit floridaclassic.org.