Florida Classic 2019, It’s That Time.


The Florida Classic is a Sunshine State rivalry dating back nearly a century and an Orlando institution for 21 years and counting, the Florida Blue Florida Classic is more than just nation’s largest annual HBCU football game — it’s a celebration of sports, family, music and culture that is woven into the fabric of Central Florida.

In addition to the star power on the gridiron — with such names as Rashean Mathis, Nick Collins, Eric Weems and Quinn Gray dotting rosters since the move to Orlando — FAMU’s Marching 100 and B-CU’s Marching Wildcats always provide the perfect soundtrack for Classic weekend with their memorable halftime performances, while the pregame FanFare outside the stadium offers a tailgate experience unlike any other.

A cross between a family reunion, a can’t-miss music festival and an action-packed game, the Florida Blue Florida Classic has grown from a fierce small-school rivalry to a nationally-televised, must-see spectacle in Central Florida. And with a centrally-located, first-class venue playing the role of host to these historic institutions, the future of the Classic is ripe with promise.





Florida Blue Florida Classic
Saturday, Nov. 23
Kickoff 3:30 p.m. – Camping World Stadium – ESPNews

FanFest 11:30 a.m. – Free admission

Historic rivals Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M University meet on the gridiron for the 40th annual Florida Blue Florida Classic.





Florida Blue Battle of the Bands
Friday, Nov. 22
7:00 p.m. – Amway Center, 400 W Church St, Orlando, FL, 32801

Get ready for crowd-pleasing dance teams, high-stepping drum majors, precision drumlines and roaring brass sections. Tickets start at $16.





Florida Classic Consortium Kickoff Luncheon presented by Florida Blue
Friday, Nov. 22
11:30 a.m. Doors; 12:00 p.m. Program – Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

The Classic weekend gets started with players, pep bands, university officials and student leaders gathering to celebrate the season, preview the upcoming matchup and show that Rattlers and Wildcats remain divided on the field but united in the world. Individual tickets are $55 (including lunch) while a table of 10 (eight guests and two football players) is $550.




10th Annual Florida Blue Florida Classic Career Expo & Diversity Job Fair
Friday, Nov. 22
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Amway Center, 400 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801

Before Battle of the Bands – The 10th Annual Florida Blue Florida Classic Career Expo & Diversity Job Fair at the AMWAY Center from 10 a.m.- 2p.m. Over 100 employers, 5,000 jobs and 4 powerful career education sessions by speakers including Lisa Maile. Please SHARE. This is the largest Diversity Job Fair in Florida. All information can be found at the link below.




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