The 2016 SWAC Football Championship is set to return to Houston, Texas this year as The Southwestern Athletic Conference renewed its contract with NRG Stadium for three more years. The winner of the East and West Divisions will meet for Judgement Day Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. CT.
Last season, Alcorn State earned back-to-back championships after defeating Southern University in 2014 and Grambling State in 2015.
According to SWAC, there will be special events around the football championship weekend starting with its annual SWAC Hall of Fame reception Thursday, Dec. 1. On game day, the annual SWAC Battle of the Bands, featuring performances from the respective division winners, culminates with Judgement Day at halftime. Traci Steele and Big Tigger will serve as the official host.
Tickets for the championship game range from $15-$55 (plus applicable TM fees) and increase of $5 the day of game. You can purchase tickets via Ticketmaster here.
The champion will earn the conference title and a chance to play in the annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Saturday, Dec, 17 in Atlanta, Ga.
The 2016 SWAC Football Championship weekend events goes as follow:
Thursday, December 1
· SWAC Hall of Fame Reception 6:00 p.m. (Invitation Only) *
Friday, December 2
· SWAC Football Championship Press Conference at NRG Stadium 10 a.m. (Media Members Only) *
Saturday, December 3
· 2016 SWAC College Expo at NRG Stadium 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
· 2016 Halftime Battle of the Bands