Dear Orange Blossom Classic Ticket Holders and Supporters:

In light of the recent events with the current pandemic, as well as the decision from Albany State to cancel the football season, we are disappointed that we will not be able to host the 2020 Orange Blossom Classic. The resurgence of the Orange Blossom Classic is significant to the community and we look forward to its return in 2021.


We plan to usher in a new energy and experience during the Labor Day weekend showcase, which features Florida A&M University’s inaugural season in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) against Jackson State University in the 47th Annual Orange Blossom Classic presented by AEA Education Foundation, Inc. We apologize for this inconvenience and ask for your understanding and patience as we process refunds during these unprecedented times.   




Credit Card Purchases

Tickets purchased directly through Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded. Due to the overwhelming number of canceled events, refunds can take up to 30 days.


Cash, Checks, and Credit Card Purchases

All other tickets purchased through Florida A&M University or Albany State University athletic departments, contact schools directly for refund policy.


Questions can be directed to the Orange Blossom Classic at

about The Orange Blossom Classic

The Orange Blossom Classic was founded by J.R.E. Lee Jr., the son of Florida A&M University’s president in 1933 in which FAMU beat Howard 9-0 in front of 2,000 fans at a “blacks-only” ballpark in Jacksonville, Fla. From 1933 -1978, this was the must see game of the post season that helped establish the foundation of HBCU classics. 


In 2021 Labor Day weekend, the Orange Blossom Classic will return with Florida A&M University and Jackson State University. Our event was re-established to enhance the exposure of Historically Black Colleges & Universities in the enriched community of Miami Gardens. Our event highlights the community’s exclusive interest in HBCU’s and the roles that they play in educating aspiring professionals & developing our future leaders.


The Orange Blossom Classic will attract thousands of fans, alumni, school members and family members from these respected communities with a goal to raise scholarship funds for the participating schools for years to come. Doing so, 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. 


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