Clark Atlanta vs Central State at 2016 Chicago Football Classic

2015 Chicago Football Howard Uni, Morgan State showdown
The 2015 Chicago Football Howard Uni, Morgan State showdown












The 19th Annual Chicago Football Classic Announces Teams with Clark Atlanta University and Central State University


edited by Kai EL’ Zabar

 Ninety degree days, cool breezes off Lake Michigan, neighborhood festivals, and community block parties; that is what summer in Chicago is all about. Add one more activity to the list: Tickets are on sale now, for the 19th Annual Chicago Football Classic, Saturday, September 10th at 3:30PM at Soldier Field, when the Clark Atlanta University Panthers will battle the Central State Marauders in this Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) rivalry.


“The Chicago Football Classic is excited to announce that tickets are on sale, now. This demonstrates the commitment that the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District have towards the Chicago Football Classic, and the experience that is provided to the families of Chicago”, Tim Rand Co-Founder of the Chicago Football Classic.

Tickets for the 19th Annual Chicago Football Classic are available for purchase in-person at Midway Wholesalers, 41 W. 84th Street, Rite-Way Huggins, 1030 E. 87th Street and online at and priced from $17 to $45.











“The NFL held their draft here in April, and the teams signed their rookies, who are living their professional football dreams. That is what the Chicago Football Classic is about, exposing students and families to Historically Black College Universities and the academic and athletic opportunities they provide to make their dreams come true. We have been doing this for 19 years, and this year we are starting earlier than ever before.

To the city of Chicago, I ask, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!! We are, so get your tickets now!,” Larry Huggins Co-Founder of the Chicago Football Classic.

The Chicago Football Classic is excited to have the opportunity to host this game between Clark Atlanta and Central State Universities. This tradition, this event, brings two HBCUs to the students and their families here in Chicago.   Central State University is coming back to Chicago because of their commitment to recruiting, accepting and graduating students from the Chicago Public Schools. Clark Atlanta University is looking forward to coming to Chicago for the first time, introducing the university to students and their families.

“This year, we are honoring Ms. Anne Pramaggiore, president of Commonwealth Edison because of the commitment that she and ComEd have demonstrated in support of post-secondary education for youth and her personal involvement in the Chicago Football Classic,” says Co-Founder Everett Rand.More than just a game, the Chicago Football Classic has cultivated organizational relationships that positively impact all of Chicagoland. Sherman Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM of Skokie and BMO Harris Bank are again Co-Title Sponsors. Sherman Dodge is coordinating efforts for the Chicago Football Classic Scholarship Fund and BMO Harris Bank is producing the Empowerment Summit, which prepares students for the economic realities of college life. It is the capstone of the pre-game College Fair, attended by over 2,500 prospective college-bound students.


Tickets are $17$25,$35 and$45, for more information go to or by calling 773- 734-1600 or 773-874-8000, x.4024.







41 W. 84th Street, Chicago, IL 60620    773.874.8000 x 4024

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