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Join us Labor Day weekend for the 48th Annual Orange Blossom Classic!
Founded in 1933 by the son of Florida A&M University’s president, J.R.E. Lee Jr. The Orange Blossom Classic quickly became the postseason’s must-see game. The inaugural Orange Blossom Classic welcomed 2,000 fans to the “blacks-only” ballpark in Jacksonville, Florida, where FAMU beat Howard 9-0 and successfully established the foundation of HBCU classics. From 1933 -1978, the Orange Blossom Classic reigned supreme as the postseason’s premier HBCU classic event. After a 43-year hiatus, The Orange Blossom Classic made its return to Miami Gardens in 2021.
The OBC was re-established to enhance Historically Black Colleges & Universities’ exposure in the enriched community of Miami Gardens. It promises to attract thousands of fans, alumni, school members, and family members from these respected communities, highlighting interest in HBCUs and their roles in educating aspiring professionals and developing our future leaders. With a goal to raise scholarship funds for the participating schools for years to come, the reinvigorated HBCU Football Classic will help to support the knowledge and experience offered by the discipline, commitment, and dedication it takes to be a Historically Black College & University student.
Founded in 1933 by the son of Florida A&M University’s president, J.R.E. Lee Jr, The Orange Blossom Classic established the foundation of HBCU classics, reigning supreme as the postseason’s premier HBCU classic event until 1978.
The 48th Annual Orange Blossom Classic will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fl
The Orange Blossom Classic will continue to work with local and state officials to monitor the regional spread of COVID-19. We will adhere to government regulations based upon the latest guidance from medical experts and public health officials.
We plan to implement safety measures to avoid the risk of transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing, facial masks, cashless transactions, frequent deep cleaning, and additional precautions.
To read the Hard Rock Stadium Covid-19 updates click here.
Yes, there will be. Check out our events page for more updates. The Orange Blossom Classic is an all-encompassing experience, designed to expose the rich history of Historically Black Colleges & Universities, highlight the beautiful City of Miami Gardens and to raise scholarship dollars for the participating schools.
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