Southern University, Texas Southern University and Their Bands to Battle it Out Oct. 9 at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 07, 2021, October 07, 2021

Editor's Note: This article was originally published Aug. 11, 2021. The story was updated Oct. 7, 2021, to include a video previewing the event.

The Arlington Football Showdown will be the most anticipated live sporting event of the fall as the premiere football classic between Texas Southern University of Houston and Southern University of Baton Rouge, go head-to-head on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington (formerly Globe Life Park).

The multi-day football classic in The American Dream City will be a cultural and economic hub for sports enthusiasts, alumni, and guests to transact, transform and transcend – by empowering Arlington Football Showdown attendees with a one-of-a-kind conference and festival experience.

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About the Arlington Football Showdown

HBCU “classics” are a cultural experience. The Arlington Football Showdown is a classic game that brings two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Texas Southern University, and Southern University, from the Southwest Athletic Conference (SWAC) in Globe Life Park of the great city of Arlington, Texas. Each year, thousands of faculty members, students, alumni, and fans flock to these major college reunion events.

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