GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 13, 2021) – Florida High School Football State Championships classes 4A-8A take place December 16-18 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.

Game times in Fort Lauderdale are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday (Dec. 16), and then 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both Friday (Dec. 17) and Saturday (Dec. 18). 





Dec. 16

7 p.m.


Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) vs. Cocoa

Dec. 17

1 p.m.


Miami Central vs. Merritt Island

Dec. 17

7 p.m.


St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) vs. Tampa Bay Tech

Dec. 18

1 p.m.


Apopka vs. Venice

Dec. 18.

7 p.m.


Pine Forest (Pensacola) vs. Jesuit (Tampa)


The return of the games to Fort Lauderdale is made possible through a partnership with Visit Lauderdale, the tourism marketing organization for Broward County.

“High school football has been a huge part of the Greater Fort Lauderdale community for decades and it continues to bring people together,” said Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of Visit Lauderdale.  “As a proud graduate of Piper High School in Sunrise, Florida, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have the road to the Florida High School Football State Championships end in Fort Lauderdale.”

The newly renovated DRV PNK Stadium is set on the site of Fort Lauderdale’s old Lockhart Stadium.
DRV PNK Stadium is currently home to Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami CF and its developmental teams. Opened in 2020, DRV PNK Stadium boasts a seating capacity of 18,000 that will offer fans an intimate football viewing experience for the championship event.

The last time Fort Lauderdale and Lockhart Stadium hosted a Florida High School State Championship matchup was in 1973, when Hollywood Hills defeated Raines (Jacksonville) for the Class 4A title. This year, the Greater Fort Lauderdale community is hosting a championship matchup for the first time since 2006, when the entire event was held at Hard Rock Stadium.

Tickets will be available for $12 if purchased in advance and $15 if purchased the day of the game. All matchups will be streamed live via Spectrum Sports. For specific event information regarding the Fort Lauderdale location and tickets visit the football sport page at Fans traveling to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area for the games can find hotel information here.

About the FHSAA: The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.

About Visit Lauderdale: Visit Lauderdale is the official destination marketing organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale and serves as the tourism department for Broward County, Florida. Visit Lauderdale promotes the area’s 31 municipalities to a global audience of leisure and business travelers as the ideal place for Everyone Under the Sun in recognition of the area’s diverse and welcoming vibe, and books conventions into the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and area hotels and resorts. Find more information at  and follow @VisitLauderdale on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.