• The Battle Continues!

    November 21

    The largest HBCU sports & entertainment event in the country returns bigger and better and with more excitement! Don’t miss out on the experience. Tickets start at $15 and on sale online September 1st.

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  • Reigning Champs

    Marching Wildcats

    As the reigning champs of the Florida Blue Florida Classic four years in a row since 2010, will the Wildcats defend their title or will the Rattlers break their winning streak and take home the victory? #HailWildcats

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  • Taking Over!

    Marching 100

    How bad do they want it??? The Rattlers have not won a Florida Classic game since 2010, BUT they said the fun is over! They're coming for the Wildcats, and it won't be pretty! The battle starts on the gridiron and continues with the McDonald's Halftime Show featuring the Marching 100 vs the Marching Wildcats. Who's side are you on? #RattlerNation #RoadToTheClassic

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  • 36 Years Strong!

    Feel The Excitement!

    History Repeats. Tradition Continues. The Fun Dominated. The Florida Blue Florida Classic is an annual game of tradition, a total college reunion experience, fun for the entire family, and the best halftime experience hands down. It’s the BIGGEST & BADDEST HBCU football game in the country since the very first game in 1978. #ClassicMoments

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  • Will You Be There?

    1,500,000 Fans & Counting!

    1,500,000 #truefans have attended since the annual tradition began back in 1978. They come for the excitement, they love the rivalry, and the bands are amazing! Get in the game...join the experience...get your tickets ASAP starting September 1st. Don't miss out!

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It’s more than a game. It’s an experience! The Florida Blue Florida Classic is a weekend where college friends reunite, families come together, and fans show out for an O-town Showdown to witness the rivalry between the FAMU Rattlers and B-CU Wildcats battle it out on the gridiron for bragging rights. At 1,500,000 fans attending since the first game in 1978, we’re the BIGGEST Black college football game in the country, and we dominate fun.

Will the Wildcats dominate with five consecutive wins since 2011?
Will the Rattlers break the Wildcats’ winning streak?
Don’t miss out on the experience on November 21. Buy your tickets starting at $15.

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Florida Blue Florida Classic

Florida Blue Florida Classic

Saturday, Nov. 21
Fan Fare 9AM - Free admission ticket holders
Kickoff 2:30PM - Orlando Citrus Bowl - ESPN Classic

It’s a Classic showdown! Historic rivals Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University meet on the gridiron for the 36th time since 1979. Will B-CU keep the title after four consecutive wins since 2011 or will FAMU break the Wildcats’ losing streak and recover the title?

Florida Blue Battle of the Bands

Florida Blue Battle of the Bands

Friday, Nov. 20
7PM – Amway Center

Get ready for crowd-pleasing dance teams, high-stepping drum majors, precision drumlines, and roaring brass sections. The Battle of the Bands is packed with exciting energy as competing bands show off their skills for the chance at bragging rights. Tickets start at $16.

Florida Blue Kickoff Luncheon

Florida Blue Kickoff Luncheon

Friday, Nov. 20
11:30AM – Rosen Centre

Florida Classic Consortium kicks off The Classic weekend with sponsors, community partners, business leaders, players, pep bands, university officials, and student leaders gathering to celebrate the season, rally the teams, and show that Rattlers and Wildcats remain divided on the field but united in the world. To purchase luncheon tickets, call (407) 423-2476.


The Florida Classic depends on the continued support of our corporate partners and sponsors to present the premiere HBCU sports event in the country. Proceeds from every sponsorship benefits educational opportunities on the campuses of Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University.