PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., presenters of the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, announced today that tickets to its annual football game will be sold at reduced prices. The annual game, between rivals Tennessee State and Florida A&M universities, will take place September 27, 2008 at 4:00pm EDT in the Georgia Dome and tickets will start at just $10.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of "The Classic," presented by the 100 Black Men of Atlanta. Under the new theme "History Happens Here. Play Your Part." a full suite of events - from September 24-27 - promises to offer something for everyone, including a family-friendly parade celebrating Georgia's academic scholars, job, college and health fairs, a step show and the famed Tennessee State and Florida A&M halftime show featuring the schools' award-winning marching bands.
"We recognize that the state of the economy has everyone looking for fun and cost-efficient ways to entertain themselves and their families. That's why we've worked with our sponsors to keep the ticket prices low - comparable to what you would pay for an evening at the movies," stated the 100 Black Men of Atlanta Chief Executive Officer John Grant.
This traditional rivalry football game between two Division I historically black college and university (HBCU) teams, Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Tennessee State University (TSU), is on its way to becoming the most recognized event in black college football and the nation's most anticipated and enjoyable HBCU classic game. Based on an intense opposition between two schools that goes as far back as 1944, this riveting game attracts tens of thousands of fans each year