Written by: Thomas Scott
June 6, 2017
Officials from both Grambling State and Clark Atlanta confirmed their upcoming matchup in the Chicago Football Classic. Excitement for the game is high, as this will mark the first meeting between the two historic programs. Originally, this game was scheduled as a road matchup for Grambling State. By signing on with the Chicago Football Classic, athletes from both schools will have the opportunity to play at Soldier Field. (Pictured Below)
The game is set to take place on September 30th. In addition to the football game there will a golf tournament, pep rally, HBCU College Fair, and Empowerment Summit. According to the official Chicago Football Classic website, their mission is to influence African-American students and parents to consider the rich academic and cultural opportunities offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Playing this game in Chicago will expose students to HBCU culture who may otherwise have not receieved that opportunity.
Fans looking for tickets can visit the Chicago Football Classic’s website or call 773-734-1600.