The Return Of The Orange Blossom Classic - 5 September 2021

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Labor Day Weekend

September 5, 2021

Hard Rock Stadium

Miami Gardens, FL

THE MATCH
FAMU
vs.
JSU
FAMU vs. JSU

About OBC

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. 

This year, on Labor Day weekend, we invite you to experience the rematch when the Orange Blossom Classic returns with Florida A&M University and Jackson State University. 

Having met 19 times in the series, the rivals had their final face-off in 2018 when the JSU won an 18-16 victory in Tallahassee. The Rattlers will challenge the Tigers’ 10-7-2 record in this long-awaited rematch!

The Orange Blossom Classic 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 the interest in HBCU’s 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 Orange Blossom 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.

Schedule of Events

It's Yours: The Orange Blossom Classic Experience

It's Yours:
The Orange Blossom Classic Experience

Come discover how it feels to be a part of One Big Community. Join us for a weekend of events centering on this historic rematch, full of opportunities to connect and celebrate.

3rd

Friday, September 3, 2021
  • OBC Careers in Sports and Entertainment Symposium

  • OBC Job Recruitment Fair

  • The Commissioner’s Welcome Reception and Luncheon Presented by the GMCVB

  • OBC Battle of the Bands

4th

Saturday, September 4, 2021
  • OBC Empowerment Fest and Health Village

  • OBC Parade

  • Welcome To The 305 Pre-Game Concert Presented by Bacardi

5th

Sunday, September 5, 2021
  • OBC One Big Community Tailgate Experience
  • The Orange Blossom Classic Game
    (FAMU vs. JSU)

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GET INTO THE GAME

Join us Labor Day weekend for the 47th Annual Orange Blossom Classic, featuring Florida A&M University’s inaugural season in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) against Jackson State University.

Covid-19 Updates

The Orange Blossom Classic is scheduled to take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Safety and security are paramount!

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.

Hard Rock Stadium Notice
To read the Hard Rock Stadium Covid-19 updates click here.

FAQS

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.

This year, on Labor Day weekend, we invite you to come to experience the rematch when the Orange Blossom Classic returns with Florida A&M University and Jackson State University.

The 47th Annual Orange Blossom Classic will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fl

You can purchase your tickets here.

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.

Stay tuned for more updates on our OBC COVID-19 plan.

There definitely will! 

The Orange Blossom Classic is an all-encompassing experience designed to enhance Historically Black Colleges & Universities’ exposure in the enriched community of Miami Gardens, highlight the interest in HBCU’s and their roles in educating aspiring professionals and developing our future leaders, and most importantly, raise scholarship funds for the participating schools for years to come.

We have a weekend of exciting events planned, culminating with a Saturday night Pre-Party celebration event Hosted by Live Nation and the historic FAMU vs. JSU rematch!

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