The Return Of The Orange Blossom Classic - 5 September 2021


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Attending the 2021 Orange Blossom Classic

Come Experience the Action On and Off the Field!

We’ve got an exciting weekend of events planned for your Labor Day Weekend in celebration of the return of the Orange Blossom Classic. You won’t want to miss a moment!

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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.


Address: Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
(305) 943-8000

From the south: I-95 North, to North on the Florida Turnpike, to Exit #2X (Dolphin Toll Plaza), to Hard Rock Stadium.

From the east: I-75 East to I-595 East, to South on Florida Turnpike, to exit #2X (Sun Life Stadium Toll Plaza), to the east side of Hard Rock Stadium

From the north: Florida Turnpike South to Exit #2X, proceed through the Hard Rock Stadium Toll Plaza, to the east side of Hard Rock Stadium

Weekend Itinerary

Its 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 this historic rematch, full of opportunities to connect and celebrate.

Use the buttons below to skip to a specific date:

Wednesday, May 5

Kick-off Press Conference

If you are interested in attending the press conference, please e-mail [email protected]

Location: Hard Rock Stadium – 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, Fl. 33056 Fountain Plaza Doors Open: 10:00am 
Start Time: 10:30am 
End Time: 12:30pm

Thursday, September 2

Cortez Bryant Golf Classic

An official event of the Denny’s Orange Blossom Classic
weekend, notable JSU alumnus and music executive Cortez Bryant will host the
inaugural Cortez Bryant Golf Classic at the Senator Course at Shula’s Golf Club.
The Senator Course at Shula’s Golf Club is a classic style course located in the serene town of Miami Lakes.

For more information and to register for the golf classic visit

Friday, September 3

OBC Careers In Sports and Entertainment Symposium

Be sure to attend this empowering conference-style event to gain expert insight about pursuing and maintaining lucrative and impactful careers within sports. 

Join in on discussions about issues and trends unique to the industry, ask questions, and hear feedback from industry leaders representing teams such as the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Titans. 

Admissions representatives from Jackson State University and FAMU will be present to discuss their program offerings and help attendees plan for their futures.

You’re going to leave inspired to take action on and off the field.

OBC Job Recruitment Fair

OBC Commissioner's Welcome Reception and Kickoff Luncheon

Miami-Dade Commissioner Oliver Gilbert III welcomes you to the thriving community of Miami Gardens! 

Come enjoy afternoon refreshments and be embraced by this beautiful community nestled in a metropolitan haven, 16 miles north of Downtown Miami.

Join the Presidents of JSU and FAMU, mingle with local and national celebrities and community leaders, and listen to Keynote speaker Common as he delivers an inspiring message on the significance of the HBCU experience. 

Enjoy this occasion to feed your body and soul, connecting to the people and the legacy that has defined the legendary Orange Blossom Classic and promises to usher the tradition into a new era.

OBC Battle of the Bands

OBC Sanctioned events

FAMU Recruitment Event

Saturday, September 4

OBC Empowerment Fest and Health Village

This weekend is about so much more than football. It’s about preserving a legacy and building a future. To do that, we must continue to develop our community and take care to maintain our health. 

The One Big Community Empowerment Fest and Health Village will be packed with activities, including a fan zone and vendors galore. This exciting community event offers a space for fun, community enrichment, and education to keep us growing and moving forward to a bright future.

OBC Parade

Now you know we couldn’t have a weekend of football, community, and celebration without a big parade to set it off! Come take in the sights and immerse yourself in the HBCU atmosphere at the OBC Parade!

OBC One Big Community Concert

OBC Sanctioned events

Golf Classic
Day Party

Sunday, September 5

OBC One Big Community Tailgate Experience

As we countdown to game time, join the OBC community for an early afternoon experience designed to get you hyped up and ready to cheer for your favorite team! Who you got? Will it be JSU or FAMU that takes the victory?

Join us in the OBC Fan Zone, FAMU Alumni Zone, JSU Alumni Zone, and Young Alum party for a tailgate experience like no other!

The Orange Blossom Classic Game

The Rematch is On!

Join is at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on September 5, 2021 to be a part of history!

OBC Sanctioned events

Jazz Brunch 


The Hard Rock Stadium Facilities

The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will host the long-awaited OBC Revival. We are excited to celebrate this historical event’s legacy in this state of the art entertainment facility.

For details on stadium policies and up to date information as we countdown to game day, please refer to the links provided below.

Parking and Transportation


Parking Hotline: 305-943-7275 or [email protected]


Norwood Elementary School allows rideshare pickup and dropoff during Hard Rock Stadium events.


Gate 4