Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, financial responsibilities, and risk of cancellation, the upcoming Louisiana High School Athletic Association Football Prep Classic moves from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and will be hosted by Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. That announcement came this week from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
“We are thankful Northwestern State University stepped up to host our football championships,” said Executive Director, Eddie Bonine. “We are saddened to be leaving the Superdome this year but look forward to our return in 2021. We are certain Northwestern State University will provide a first-class experience for Louisiana student-athletes.”
Mercedes-Benz Superdome has hosted the Prep Classic since 1981. The 2020 Football Prep Classic games will be held on December 27, 28, 29, and 30 in Natchitoches.
Harry Turpin Stadium is home of the Demon football team. Northwestern State football moved to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.