Wednesday, June 10, 2009

TSSAA to Discuss Football Championship Bids

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association's Board of Control meets Wednesday to decide among three cities who have put in bids to host the next three high school football championship games. The BlueCross Bowl has been held at Middle Tennessee State University's Floyd Stadium for the past eight years, but Finley Stadium in Chattanooga and Tucker Stadium in Cookeville are also being considered. The cities of Cookeville, Murfreesboro, and Chattanooga were required to give a monetary bid, which is a minimum of $231,000 per year to host the games. But TSSAA Executive Director Bernard Childress said the association also considers the facilities and whether there is adequate safety, parking and other features. Each city will be given thirty minutes to make a presentation to the board before a vote to determine which town is awarded the two-year contract. TSSAA officials have visited the stadiums and facilities of all three cities and read written proposals that were submitted more than a month ago.