Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Next Step in Hosting a Football Championship
Now that they have won the bid to host the high school football championships for the next two years, officials at Tennessee Tech and the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commercie are currently working out a strategy to form a tournament planning committee. They say more details about that committee will be revealed at a later date. This year's eight championship games will be played Dec. 3-5 at Tennessee Tech University's Tucker Stadium, and next year's games are scheduled for Dec. 2-4. Officials say one factor in the decision was that Tucker Stadium, which has just over half the seats MTSU's Floyd Stadium does, is more easily filled and thus looks better on television. Tucker Stadium also sports a new field surface, a new track and new lights (125 vertical and horizontal foot candles, equivalent to LP Field), and is located within two miles of most of the hotels in Putnam County. Meanwhile, if you'd like to see the full presentation that landed Cookeville the championships, you can check out the website www.cookevilleallaccess.com.