Georgia high school football state championships moving to Georgia State Stadium

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The Georgia High School Association is moving the 2019 state championships from Mercedes-Benz Stadium to Georgia State Stadium, which was formerly known as Turner Field. The title games will be played December 13-14.

The move comes after two years of trying to hold the games at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Six of the eight games were “snowed out” in 2017 and had to be played at local high school venues, and then last year’s championship games were moved to a Tuesday and Wednesday because of a weekend conflict with the Atlanta United soccer team’s MLS final.

“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.”

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