Vehicle City Gridiron Classic returns to kickoff high school football season

FLINT, Michigan – Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium will kick off the 2018 high school football season Aug. 23 with the second annual Vehicle City Gridiron Classic.

The classic will feature a triple-header of games from area teams. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. with Flint vs. Beecher, followed by the 4 p.m. game with Hamady vs. Byron, and concludes at 7 p.m. with Fenton vs. Ortonville-Brandon.

The concept for the Gridiron Classic was introduced by Judge Duncan Beagle, who saw similar events held in other communities. It was organized by the Vehicle City Sports Committee, with support from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Kettering University and the participating school districts.

“The energy and enthusiasm for the inaugural classic was simply fantastic, and a great event for Flint & Genesee,” said Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber. “The event also helped to draw hundreds, if not thousands, of new visitors into the city of Flint to see and experience some of the terrific things that are happening here.”

Last year’s Vehicle City Gridiron Classic had more than 10,000 fans attend the three games.

Tickets are $10 each, which includes admission to all three games.

“Atwood Stadium’s history is synonymous with high school football, and we are proud that the Vehicle City Gridiron Classic has already become a highly anticipated yearly event,” said Robert K. McMahan, Kettering University President. “We are grateful to the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, Judge Duncan Beagle, and to the participating schools for helping this event continue to thrive and (we are) excited to host these games on our campus.”

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