Mississippi Moves Site for State Championship Games

by Jeff Fisher

The state championship games in Mississippi are moving out of Jackson after two decades.

Beginning this December, the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s championship games will begin an every other year rotation with Mississippi State and Ole Miss sharing the hosting duties. Mississippi State will host this year and in 2016…Ole Miss will be the host site in 2015 and 2017.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the move out of Jackson will cost the city about $1 million in economic benefit a year.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.