The First HBCU Classic of the Year Brings Festival Feel to Arlington Texas

Texas Rangers/REV Entertainment partners with Lone Star Sports Inc. for 3 day event

Southern University will play Texas Southern University in the 2nd Annual Arlington Football Showdown on September 17,2022 at Choctaw Stadium. It will be the first Historical Black College and University (HBCU) football classic of the year in North Texas. The game is presented by Lone Star Sports Inc in conjunction with the Texas Rangers/REV Entertainment.

The game will be the highlight of a three-day cultural event that will showcase the best that the City of Arlington has to offer for alums, sports enthusiasts and supporters of HBCU football while providing an economic boost to the city as fans from both schools descend upon Arlington to have a unique football and festival experience.

The range of events has garnered the support of local celebrities, athletes and politicians. Many notable constituents are planning to attend to support the HBCU movement and use the opportunity to encourage the youth on the importance of furthering their education.

For a complete list of festivities ranging from a much anticipated battle of the bands, scholarship gala, college fair, tailgating party, golf tournament and networking opportunity for students visit

WHO: Southern University vs Texas Southern

WHAT: Arlington Football Showdown

WHEN: September 17th at 4PM

WHERE: Arlington's Choctaw Stadium

About The Arlington Football Showdown

HBCU "Classics" aren't just football games they are cultural events. The Arlington Football Showdown brings two HBCU programs-Southern University and Texas Southern University-from the SWAC to play at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, TX one of the country's fastest-growing and most progressive communities. Each year, hundreds of thousands of alumni, students, fans attend these major college reunion events.