• The Battle Continues!

    November 19

    The largest HBCU sports & entertainment event in the country returns bigger and better! Don’t miss out on the experience. Tickets start at $15!

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  • Marching Wildcats

    The Wildcats have won five straight Florida Blue Florida Classic games. Will the streak continue in 2016?

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  • Marching "100"

    The battle starts on the gridiron and continues with the McDonald's Halftime Show featuring the Marching 100 vs the Marching Wildcats. Whose side are you on?

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  • Feel The Excitement!

    The Florida Blue Florida Classic is the nation's biggest HBCU rivalry with the best halftime show around.

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  • 1,500,000 Fans & Counting!

    1,500,000 fans have attended the Florida Blue Florida Classic since the annual tradition began back in 1979. They come for the excitement, they love the rivalry, and the bands are amazing! 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 FAMU Rattlers and B-CU Wildcats battle it out on the gridiron for bragging rights. Over 1,500,000 fans have attended since the first game in 1978, making it the BIGGEST Black college football game in the country.

The rivalry continues on November 19. Tickets go on sale later this year.

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Florida Blue Florida Classic

Florida Blue Florida Classic

Saturday, Nov. 19
FanFare 9AM - Free admission for all ticket holders
Kickoff 2PM - Camping World Stadium

It’s a Classic showdown! Historic rivals Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University meet on the gridiron for the 37th time since 1979.

Florida Blue Battle of the Bands

Florida Blue Battle of the Bands

Friday, Nov. 18
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.

Kickoff Luncheon pres. by Florida Blue

Kickoff Luncheon pres. by Florida Blue

Friday, Nov. 18
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.