PRICHARD, Ala. (WALA) - The City of Prichard will host the inaugural Crossroads Classic.
Arkansas Baptist College and Concordia College will battle for a win at Prichard Memorial Stadium October 12 at 2 p.m.
The classic will kick off with a coaches breakfast Monday, October 7 and will wrap up with a full day of events on Saturday including a parade, pre-game show and kick off.
Arkansas Baptist College is located in Little Rock and Concordia is in Selma, Alabama. Both schools said they plan on bringing hundreds of students and alumni to the big game.
"We have a lot of players from this area and this game will show how much talent this area has. It's also a great opportunity to go into another community and add fun and excitement, while building a new tradition," said Concordia's head coach Don Lee.
The vision of the game: battle it out on the field and bring a community together.
"We're planning on busing up the whole load of us. And like I said, it’s going to be a Buffalo stampede on Prichard during that week, said Henry Parker with Arkansas Baptist College.
Prichard Mayor Troy Ephriam said workers are sprucing up the stadium to get the site ready for the expected crowds.
"It's going to wonders for our revenue. It's going to attract a lot of excitement, and it's going to put a positive feel in our city during the season that everybody loves perhaps more than any other holiday, and that's football season," said Ephriam.
Ephriam said there is a plan in place for public safety for the week-long event.
"To make sure nothing goes wrong and that we prevent all glitches and anything negative that could perhaps take place during the game. We are going to have it well supported, well covered and it will be secure," said Ephriam.
Of course, you can't have a football classic without some friendly rivalry.
"It's going to be a whole lot of purple on green on October the 12th. I really think we will probably have the most points on the score board at least this time, we will give them another shot next year," said Parker.
FOX10 is a proud sponsor of the event.
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