UIL State Football Championships Will Move to Houston in 2015
The University Interscholastic League is set to move its 10 football state championship games to Houston's NRG Stadium in 2015, according to multiple reports.
MyFoxHouston.com first reported the move, which will be the first time all games at one location will be played outside of AT&T Stadium in Arlington. AT&T Stadium first hosted all the title games in 2011.
The UIL had the option to return to AT&T Stadium this year, but the NFL scheduled the Dallas Cowboys to face the New York Jets at home on Saturday, Dec. 19. The state championships are Dec. 17-19.
The Cowboys and UIL appealed the NFL to move the game, but it was unsuccessful. The UIL is set to formally announce the decision soon.
While the Houston Texans play on a grass field at home, NRG Stadium has an artificial surface it will use for the high school championships.
It remains to be seen what the crowds will be like at NRG Stadium. Last year's Class 6A championship between Allen and Cypress Ridge drew 52,308 at AT&T Stadium.
Will you look forward to the title games being in a different location?