Florida Classic Consortium begins prep for 2014 Contest
Florida Blue Florida Classic will be played in new Citrus Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 22
L-r: Posing for photo which officially kicks off the 2014 campaign are: FAMU Athletics Director Kellen Winslow Sr.; FAMU President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D.; B-CU President Edison O. Jackson, Ph.D.; B-CU Athletics Director Lynn W. Thompson; and Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan.
By Kanya Stewart
JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Florida Classic Consortium met Wednesday, April 16, kicking off plans for the 2014 Florida Blue Florida Classic game between Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU). This year’s game will take place Nov. 22 at the reconstructed Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
The consortium, consisting of several members from both institutions including the presidents and athletics directors, met with members from Florida Citrus Sports on a number of topics to begin planning for the 2014 Florida Blue Florida Classic weekend.
Plans for the renovated Citrus Bowl indicate construction is on schedule and is expected to be fully functional by game day.
Fans can get a live look-in on stadium development by visiting the Turner Construction page dedicated to the stadium (http://turnerwzc.workzonecam.com).
“We’re so excited to open Orlando’s brand-new stadium with a game that has a deep history in this region,” said Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan. “The Florida Blue Florida Classic has resulted in some of the best games – and biggest crowds – that the old Citrus Bowl hosted. There’s no better event to commemorate the opening of the new building.”
During the meeting, Hogan presented each institution with a check for the proceeds from last year’s event. B-CU won the 2013 Florida Blue Florida Classic, 29-10.
For more information on the Florida Blue Florida Classic, please log on FloridaClassic.org.