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4A and 5A football’s championship games to stay at Mile High

Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

VAIL — The championship football games in classes 4A and 5A will remain at Sports Authority Field at Mile High for at least the next four seasons.

In a deal signed this week, CHSAA and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame extended a relationship which has existed since 2005. The contract includes two options to extend the deal by additional three-year periods.

“We’re excited to extend our relationship with the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, and be back at Sports Authority Field at Mile High,” said assistant commissioner Harry Waterman, who oversees football.

The 2013 games were already scheduled to be held at Mile High, so the new deal runs through the 2016 season with options to extend to 2019 and 2022. This year’s 5A and 4A title games are Nov. 30.

Championship games from 6-man through 3A will all be held at a home site. Class 3A’s move to a home site is new this season. Last year’s championship was held at Legacy Stadium in Aurora.

The scoreboard during last year's championship game. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

The scoreboard during last year’s championship game. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

About Ryan Casey

Ryan Casey joins CHSAA following three years as the online prep sports editor at The Denver Post, where he was twice honored in the annual writing contest held by the AP Sports Editors. He has worked for a variety of papers, including the Ahwatukee Foothills News near Tempe, Ariz., and covered hockey from the youth ranks to the NHL for a Phoenix-based magazine. Born in Boulder, he lived in Honolulu, Phoenix and Tucson before returning to Colorado in 2009. He played hockey for his high school in Scottsdale, Ariz., and graduated from the University of Arizona.
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