Today, the biggest day of the year for high school sports in Massachusetts comes to Foxboro as 12 teams fight for titles in the MIAA Football State Championship Games. For the first time ever, six high schools from Massachusetts will be crowned statewide champions as the statewide tournaments come to their conclusion at Gillette Stadium.
The Kraft family, which will donate the use of Gillette Stadium for the seventh straight year, will again treat the state championship participants and their fans to an NFL-caliber game presentation, with music and replays on the stadium’s high-definition video boards. Kraft Sports Productions will produce a live television broadcast of all six games. The Kraft family will cover costs for the event.
The day will start at 9 a.m. with the final game ending around 9:30 p.m.
To help you get ready for today’s championship matches, here is what you need to know:
Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students/senior citizens. The ticket price includes parking, admission to all six MIAA state championship football games and a game day discount of $3 at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.
Tickets are available at the Gillette Stadium box office starting at 8 a.m. All fans will enter the stadium via the NRG Gate, located near the Pro Shop and CBS Scene.
The games will be played at the following times:
- Division VI - Cohasset vs. Littleton, 9:00 a.m.
- Division IV - Dennis Yarmouth vs. Doherty, 11:00 a.m.*
- Division II - Mansfield vs. St. John’s, 1:30 p.m.*
- Division I - Central Catholic vs. Xaverian, 3:30 p.m.*
- Division III - Tewksbury vs. Plymouth South, 6:00 p.m.*
- Division V - Bishop Fenwick vs. Northbridge, 8:00 p.m.*
*Game times are approximate, starting 15 minutes after conclusion of the previous game
Parking is included as part of the Gillette Stadium/MIAA Tournament experience. Fans arriving via Route 495 and Route 1 North should enter the stadium parking lots via the P7 or P8 entrances. Fans arriving via Route 95 and Route 1 South should enter the stadium parking lots via the P1 entrance. No tailgating will be allowed in the parking lots. Fan buses are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to each game’s approximate start time.
Kraft Sports Productions will produce the television broadcast and Comcast SportsNet will air all six games. The games will also be simulcast on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
The Division III and V games will air on Comcast SportsNet on tape delay. All other games will air live.