Texas high school football championships reportedly moving to Houston

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Multiple media outlets are reporting that this year’s Texas high school football championship games will be moved to Houston’s NRG Stadium.

The ten state title games had been set for December 17-19 at AT&T, but a scheduling conflict with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys on the same weekend, forced the University Interscholastic League to find another site.

Since becoming the host site in 2010, the home of the Cowboys has set championship game attendance records.  Last year’s Class 6A Division I championship game between Allen and Cypress Ranch drew 52,308, which was the second largest crowd all-time for a Texas high school football game.  The largest crowd was in 2013 when 54,347 watched Allen defeat Pearland.

Below are the attendance figures for last year’s championship games at AT&T Stadium.

6A Division I –  52,308

6A Division II – 46,289

5A Division I – 40,281

5A Division II – 27,214

4A Division I – 20,853

4A Division II – 14,953

3A Division I – 13,561

3A Division II – 13,942

2A Division I – 13,076

2A Division II – 8,175


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