JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The high school football state championships next month will all be played at Florida State’s Doak Campbell Stadium.
The Florida High School Athletic Association announced the news Friday morning. Classes 1A-3A were initially scheduled to be played at Gene Cox Stadium, but that venue isn’t large enough to satisfy social distancing measures. Class 4A-8A hadn’t announced its venue before Friday’s news. The FHSAA opted out of Daytona Beach following a one-year stay due to myriad problems at that venue.
Now, all eight classifications will play in the same venue.
The state championships will be held Dec. 16-19. Doak Campbell last hosted state title games in 2001-02. A full championship game schedule will be announced once the state semifinals are wrapped up.
“The FHSAA is excited about the upcoming Florida High School Football State Championships to be hosted at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee,” said FHSAA executive director, George Tomyn.
“Creating opportunities for our student-athletes has been a top priority of ours this year and finding a facility large enough to safely host all who wish to attend, is a dream come true. We have worked with the folks at Visit Tallahassee and in Leon County for many years now with great success and we could not be more grateful for their efforts in making these championships a reality for the student-athletes of the State of Florida.”