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Georgia High School Football State Championships to Return to Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia High School Association are bringing the Georgia high school football championships back to Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Falcons and the GHSA have entered into a three-year deal beginning with the 2023 high school football championship games.

"We are excited to partner with GHSA to bring the football championships to Mercedes-Benz Stadium," said Atlanta Falcons CEO and President Rich McKay. "Youth sports is, and has always been, a priority for the Atlanta Falcons. This announcement is a testament to the coordinated efforts of many and we are excited to continue to support and grow the sport we all love."

“We could not be more thrilled to bring the GHSA Football Championships back to Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” said GHSA Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines. “We are grateful for our partnership with the Falcons and are especially thankful for Rich McKay, Tim Zulawski, Chris Millman and Amanda Dinkel for their commitment to high school athletics. Bringing the football championships back to MBS allows our student athletes to compete in the best venue anywhere and will provide an experience for our athletes and fans that will be second to none."

The Georgia Dome hosted the championships from 2008 through 2016. After the Georgia Dome closed, the finals were moved to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2017. However, that year, due to a snowstorm, the championship games were moved to high school stadiums. After the 2018 championships, the GHSA moved the finals Georgia State’s Center Parc Stadium.

2023 GHSA High School Football Championship Schedule

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Girls Flag Division 1 – 2:00 PM
Class A-Division 1 – 4:00 PM
Class A-Division 2 – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Girls Flag Division 2 – 11:00 AM
Class 2A – 1:00 PM
Class 4A – 4:00 PM
Class 6A – 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Girls Flag Division 3 – 11:00 AM
Class 3A – 1:00 PM
Class 5A – 4:00 PM
Class 7A – 7:00 PM

Photo: AP/Danny Karnik


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