CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Football Classic proudly announce this year’s teams. The classic is celebrating a major milestone of 20 years in the making, the Chicago Football Classic features a “not to be missed” game between Grambling State University Tigers and the Clark Atlanta University Panthers, Saturday, September 30th at 3:30 p.m. at Soldier Field.

“The Chicago Football Classic is exited to announce this exciting game that everyone wants to see, and we are proud to bring it to Chicago,” said Larry Huggins, Co-Founder of the Chicago Football Classic.

According to The Chicago Citizen, this year’s Classic will be a destination event showcasing not only series of events including the President’s Reception, Golf Tournament, Pep Rally, HBCU College Fair and Empowerment Summit, Battle of the Bands and of course, the highly-anticipated game, but some exciting surprises as well. Plans are underway to make this the “must attend” Classic of all time.

“This signature event demonstrates the commitment that the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District have towards the Chicago Football Classic, and the experience that is provided to the families Chicago,” says Tim Rand, Co-Founder of the Chicago Football Classic.

The Chicago Football Classic is excited to have the opportunity to host this game between the Grambling State University Tigers and the Clark Atlanta University Panthers. The tradition and the rivalry that these teams bring, highlights two strong (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) HBCUs for students and their families to see in Chicago.

“We remain committed to bring not only a spirited game to Chicago, but give our youth an educational experience, promoting the importance of getting a good education and furthering their academic aspirations.” says Everett Rand, Co-Founder.

For more information, visit the Chicago Football Classic website at or by calling 773-874-8000.

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