GHSA approves move of state football title games to Georgia State
The Georgia High School Association announced today that all eight State Football Championships will be played at Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta (formerly Turner Field) on Friday and Saturday, December 13-14, 2019.
The announcement came from GHSA Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines. “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,” said Hines. The GHSA has attempted to hold the games in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta the past two seasons. Games were snowed out in 2017 and had to be played at local high school stadiums, then last year the games were moved to mid-week dates due to a conflict with the Atlanta United soccer team who hosted the Major League Soccer finals.
Prior to the past two seasons, the championship games were held at The Georgia Dome 2008 to 2016.