ATLANTA-The Georgia High School Association announced on Tuesday that all eight State Football Championships will be played at Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, December 13-14, 2019.
“We are excited to announce that the GHSA/Tommy Guillebeau Football State Championships will be held at Georgia State Stadium,” said GHSA Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines. “Charlie Cobb at Georgia State University has been tremendously supportive in planning with the GHSA an event that will provide a first-class experience for our student-athletes and benefit our participating schools. We look forward to our partnership with Georgia State University.”
Games had been held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and high school stadiums over the last two years due to snow and scheduling conflicts.
Georgia State Stadium has been the home of GSU football for the past two seasons after it was transformed from Turner Field, the former home of the Atlanta Braves, to a 25,000-seat football stadium.
Exact game times at Georgia State will be announced at a later date, but it is anticipated the usual schedule of four games on Friday and four games on Saturday will be maintained.
“We thank Dr. Hines and the Georgia High School Association,” said Georgia State Athletic Director Charlie Cobb. “Georgia State is honored to host the eight GHSA state championships this December. It is exciting for us to know that the culminating point for high school football throughout the state is Georgia State Stadium. Our staff will showcase a first-class experience for the players, coaches, and fans of the participating teams.”
Georgia State Stadium has also hosted numerous other events since its transformation two years ago, including more than 31,000 fans for a Foo Fighters concert in April 2018.