AUSTIN— All University Interscholastic League football state championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the next two years, the UIL announced Thursday.
The 11-man and six-man football championship games are back at AT&T Stadium, with a new schedule placing all 12 games in a four-day span. The 2016 championship games start and run through December 14-17.
“The UIL Football State Championships will be bigger and better than ever this year at AT&T Stadium, with all 12 games in the same week in one location,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “The UIL is excited to showcase the best high school football in Texas at AT&T Stadium during the football finals for an outstanding championship experience.”
The UIL has determined the site of the largest conference state championships since 2006, and all conferences have played at pre-determined locations since 2010. AT&T Stadium hosted all 11-man championship games from 2011-2014.
“For more than four decades the Dallas Cowboys have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the UIL and high school football teams all over the state of Texas,” said Cowboys Chief Operating Officer Stephen Jones. “We are proud to have the games coming back to the city of Arlington and AT&T Stadium where many more memories will be made.”