High School Football

AT&T Stadium won’t host playoff games through first three rounds

Aledo Bearcats cheerleaders perform in the first half of high school football playoff action against the Randall Raiders at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Saturday, Dec. 5 2015.
Aledo Bearcats cheerleaders perform in the first half of high school football playoff action against the Randall Raiders at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Saturday, Dec. 5 2015. Special to the Star Telegram

AT&T Stadium, the site of the 2016 and 2017 UIL state football championships will not host any high school football playoff games until at least the fourth round, due to stadium conflicts, Amy Foreman told the Dallas Morning News.

Foreman, the Cowboys’ event operations coordinator for The Star in Frisco, said the Ford Center could potentially host playoff games each of the first five rounds (state semifinals).

AT&T Stadium will host the UIL state championship games Dec. 14-17. Tickets were available for purchase, which started on Oct. 19.

The UIL returns to Jerry’s World after last season’s state title games were held at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Area teams Saginaw Boswell played Birdville, and Grapevine played Denton at AT&T Stadium during the first round last year.

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