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KHSAA State Football Finals Returning to Kroger Field

by Guy Ramsey

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The biggest weekend of the year in Kentucky high school football is returning to Kroger Field. The University of Kentucky and the City of Lexington will host the KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Finals Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
 
Tickets for all games – the state championship games for all six Kentucky high school classifications – are available now. Both all-session and single-game tickets are available. The complete schedule is as follows:
 
Class 1A – Friday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. – Tickets
Class 3A – Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. – Tickets
Class 2A – Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. – Tickets
Class 4A – Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m. – Tickets
Class 6A – Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. – Tickets
Class 5A – Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. – Tickets
All-session tickets
 
Matchups will be set following the conclusions of state semifinal games to be played on Nov. 23.
 
Complete information for fans attending the games is available at UKathletics.com/khsaa and khsaa.org/football. All games will be streamed via pay per view on the NFHS Network at khsaa.tv and audio broadcasts will be available at khsaa.net.
 
Prospective UK students currently in high school interested in touring campus should contact the Visitor Center at 859-257-3595. Spots are limited. Representatives from the University of Kentucky’s Office of Enrollment Management will also be on the concourse of Kroger Field during games to provide information about the school and answer questions.
 
Postseason action could also be in full swing elsewhere on the UK campus. The No. 3 overall seed men’s soccer team will host an Elite Eight match that weekend should the Wildcats advance, while the volleyball team is a strong contender to host first- and second-round NCAA Tournament games. The men’s basketball team will also host UNC Greensboro at 1 p.m. on Dec. 1.
 
Fans who purchase tickets to any of the KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Finals may receive a $15 discount on 200-level tickets for the men’s basketball game vs. UNC Greensboro. Tickets may be purchased at the Rupp Arena Box Office on Dec. 1 and the offer is valid on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
 
Lexington was the original home to the KHSAA state football finals, with games being played at Stoll Field from 1959-1966 and 1968-1972. Kroger Field hosted the KHSAA state football finals for the first time in 1976 before state finals returned in 2017.
 

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