Orlando, FL (Dec. 4, 2018) – The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced the finalists and matchups for the 2018 Florida High School Football State Championships taking place at Camping World Stadium on December 6-8, 2018.
Since 2007, Camping World Stadium has been the last stop on the Drive to December. The Greater Orlando Sports Commission, the City of Orlando, Boone High School and Orange County Public Schools are the co-hosts for the state finals for the 12th consecutive year. With this year’s event, the venue will have hosted the state championships more years than any venue in FHSAA history.
“It’s an honor to consistently host the FHSAA Football Finals each year and welcome so many talented young athletes to Camping World Stadium,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “We’re grateful for this partnership and welcome the opportunity to see future gridiron greats on our home field.”
“Our long-standing partnership with the FHSAA to host the best high school football players in the state continues this weekend at Camping World Stadium,” said Jason Siegel, CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “We look forward to working with Executive Director George Tomyn and the entire FHSAA team to deliver an exceptional experience for the student-athletes and their fans traveling state-wide to visit us in the City of Orlando.”
Tickets purchased in advance for all games are priced at $17 for reserved seating and $12 for general admission and are on sale now at Ticketmaster and the Amway Center Box Office. Tickets can also be purchased on game days at the Camping World Stadium north box office (near Gate A) at a price of $20 for reserved seating and $15 for general admission. The full schedule of games is listed below with home teams in bold.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
1:00pm Class 1A Baker vs. Madison County
7:00pm Class 4A Cocoa vs. Raines
Friday, December 7, 2018
10:00am Class 2A Champagnat Catholic vs. North Florida Christian
3:00pm Class 5A North Marion vs. Cardinal Gibbons
8:00pm Class 7A Lakeland vs. St. Thomas Aquinas
Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00am Class 3A Kings Academy vs. Chaminade-Madonna
3:00pm Class 6A Miami Northwestern vs. Armwood
8:00pm Class 8A Mandarin vs. Columbus
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.