State championship games slated for Arlington
Special to the Courier
All 2013 University Interscholastic League football state championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the UIL announced Thursday.
For the first time, all 11-man and six-man football championship games will be played at the same location.
For the past four consecutive years, the Conference 1A six-man football championship games have been played at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene.
"For the first time ever, all football state qualifying teams will have the unique and extraordinary experience of playing at AT&T Stadium," said UIL Director of Athletics Mark Cousins, Ph.D. "We will work with AT&T Stadium and the Dallas Cowboys organization to make this year's championship event the best yet."
The 2013 football state championships will mark the fourth year all games in all conferences will be played at pre-determined locations. The UIL has determined the site for the Conference 5A football state championships since 2006.