It’s official, Texas high school football championships return to AT&T Stadium

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The University Interscholastic League announced Thursday that the Texas high school football championships will be returning to AT&T Stadium in Arlington in 2016 and 2017.  Last year, due to a scheduling conflict with the NFL, the games were moved to NRG Stadium in Houston.

This year’s championships will feature all twelve championship games, including the 6-Man title tilts over a four day period from December 14th through the 17th.

“The UIL Football State Championships will be bigger and better than ever this year at AT&T Stadium, with all 12 games in the same week in one location,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “The UIL is excited to showcase the best high school football in Texas at AT&T Stadium during the football finals for an outstanding championship experience.”

Last year’s games in Houston attracted nearly 100,000 less fans than the 2014 games in AT&T.

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