Kroger Field set to host KHSAA State Football Finals in 2017, 2018

05/10/2017 04:29 PM

Kentucky football’s Kroger Field will be the home of the Kentucky state football finals in 2017 and 2018, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and UK Athletics announced on Wednesday.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the best weekend of Kentucky high school football at Kroger Field,” UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said in a press release. “We are committed to the growth of the game of football in the Commonwealth and excited to bring thousands of young athletes and fans to our campus and the city of Lexington through this event. Kroger Field will make an excellent home for the Kentucky state football finals.”

Kroger Field will hold the KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl the first weekend in December. State championship games for every class (a, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A) will be held at Kroger Field. Six other games will take place there as well. They will be announced on a later date.

The KHSAA state football finals have been held in Bowling Green at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium the last eight years.

Clayton Abernathy

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