It’s been 7 years since mobile hosted a “Classic-Style” football game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Tradition will be renewed this weekend when two Historically Black Colleges/Universities meet on the field.
Officials are excited because that means traveling fan bases will be coming into the city for the game.
“We hope to have 15,000 or 16,000 in the stands,” said Danny Corte, Executive Director of the Mobile Sports Authority. “With more than half of those being from out of town and that would obviously be a multi-million dollar impact for the city of Mobile and Mobile County.”
A host of events are planned leading up to Saturday afternoon’s game:
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
5th Quarter Classic Powered by Mobile Sports Authority – College Fair
Hosted by Blount High School
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
FAMU Scholarship & Recruitment Program
Hosted by Revelation Baptist Church
Friday, September 16th, 2016
FAMU/Tuskegee Alumni Day Party
Hosted by Tag Bar & Lounge
Florida A&M Alumni Association Welcome Reception
Hosted by The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
Golden Tigers Mix and Mingle
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by Renaissance Riverview – Hotel Lobby Bar
5th Quarter Classic Greek Step & Comedy Show featuring DC Young Fly
Mobile Saenger Theatre
Tickets available via 5thQuarterClassic.com
Gulf Coast Music Fest featuring Erykah Badu
Mobile Civic Center
Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com
The National Alumni Association Party featuring DJ Neaux
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The Grand Central
Click HERE for more Info & Ticketing
Saturday, September 17th, 2016
Stadium Parking Lot Opens for Tailgaters
5th Quarter Classic Game Day Parade (coordinated by MAMGA)
Downtown Parade Route
Tuskegee and FAMU Alumni Unity Tailgate
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ladd Peebles Stadium
For Tickets Visit: tuskegeenationalalumni.org or famuaa.org
Stadium Gates Open
5th Quarter Classic Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority
6 p.m. Kickoff (Gates open at 4 p.m.)
Click HERE for more Information & Ticketing
Game Tickets available at area Food for Less locations, Northside Check Exchange, and Ticketmaster.com.
Tickets also available at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium Ticket Office on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th
5th Quarter Battle of the Bands
Following the 5th Quarter Classic Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority
FAMU National Alumni Association Post-Game Party
Featuring American Idol’s Erica Washington & Live Band
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.