2023 College Football Season Kicks Off in Montgomery with FCS Kickoff & Boeing Red Tails Classic

(City of Montgomery)

The first nationally televised college Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) game for the 2023 season and an HBCU Classic honoring the Tuskegee Airmen will be played in Montgomery, Alabama in late August and Labor Day weekend. Read on for details. 

ESPN Events 

Organized by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, the Capital City will host two games.

“We are excited to build on our successful partnership with ESPN,” Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed said. “As the host city for the FCS Kickoff, Boeing Red Tails Classic and the Camellia Bowl, we have implemented a strategy that will help us not only welcome players and fans but offer an exceptional gameday experience – whether they join us in person or over the airwaves.”

Montgomery and ESPN Partnership

Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama (City of Montgomery)

The partnership between ESPN and Montgomery has been fruitful for both parties — as well as the teams and fans, according to the City of Montgomery.

ESPN’s 2021 Montgomery Kickoff and the inaugural Boeing Red Tails Classic brought approximately 24,000 fans to the historic Cramton Bowl. 

The Kickoff, which aired in primetime on ESPN, received the highest viewership ratings of any Wednesday night college football broadcast on ESPN in the last decade.

Officials from the City, County, ESPN and the Central Alabama Sports Commission plan to announce more details on gameday activities in coming weeks.

For more information, visit https://montgomerykickoffgames.com/.

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