Tallahassee, Daytona Beach to host Florida High School Football State Championships

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
April 5, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida High School Athletic Association announced Friday that 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).

“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.”

The 2019 schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, Dec. 5 -- Gene Cox Stadium, Class TBD (1A-3A), 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 6 -- Gene Cox Stadium, Class TBD (1A-3A), 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7 -- Gene Cox Stadium, Class TBD (1A-3A), 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11 -- Daytona Stadium, Class TBD (4A-8A), 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 12 -- Daytona Stadium, Class TBD (4A-8A), 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 13 -- Daytona Stadium, Class TBD (4A-8A), 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 14 -- Daytona Stadium, Class TBD (4A-8A), 1 p.m., Class TBD (4A-8A), 7 p.m.

    Both stadiums recently underwent extensive renovations.

    Gene Cox Stadium, which has a capacity of 6,500, played host to the 1986 Class 3A State Championship Game between Godby and Clewiston. Daytona Stadium, with a capacity of 15,000, has hosted the championships six times previously (1989-90, 1993-96).

    The FHSAA says he 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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