LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The 25-year-old rivalry between Bethune-Cookman College and Florida A&M University football returns to the Florida Citrus Bowl for the Walt Disney World Florida Classic, Nov. 17-20. A tradition unlike any other, the Classic draws more fans than any other Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) football game in the nation with an average attendance of more than 72,000 fans.
Three days of activities surround the annual gridiron match-up (which will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19). The festivities kick off Thursday, Nov. 17, with the President's Scholarship Gala at Walt Disney World Resort, followed by "Steppin' in the Park," a parade featuring the BCC and FAMU marching bands on Friday, Nov. 19.
The Florida Classic, which has sold out the past five years, was held in Tampa until 1997. After relocating to Orlando in 1998, Walt Disney World Resort became the title sponsor in 2000. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or through Bethune-Cookman College and Florida A&M University.