The eyes of Tennessee’s high school football fans could soon be turning toward the Scenic City.
Chattanooga Sports, in conjunction with numerous other community partners, is teeing up a plan to bid for the right to host the TSSAA BlueCross Bowl.
Tennessee Tech University has served as the host site for the state’s football championship games since 2009, including all nine games (six classifications for public schools and three for private schools) last fall at Tucker Stadium in Cookeville. TSSAA assistant director Matthew Gillespie said Cookeville is the only city besides Chattanooga that has notified the state’s prep sports governing body that it intends to submit a bid.
The bids, which are due by Feb. 26, will be for the right to host the title games for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Chattanooga’s bid would include Finley Stadium (with a capacity of over 20,000) which hosts both University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football games and professional soccer matches for the Chattanooga Football Club. The winning bid will be chosen when the TSSAA Board of Control meets on March 16.